Thank you for visiting the Estate Planning Information Center for Northern New Jersey, brought to you by Power Law Firm LLP. We are estate planning attorneys representing clients throughout Northern NJ, including the communities of Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Passaic County, and Morris County, with quality estate planning resources.
As the founding partner of Power Law Firm LLP, John M. Power (1937-2014) was dedicated to providing quality estate planning and complex tax planning to our clients and their loved ones. The Firm continues with this mission to help clients accomplish their estate planning goals and ease the burden on loved ones left behind.
As tax attorneys, we show our clients how to minimize estate taxes and retain their wealth for future generations. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing important issues concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family’s future.
If you have a well-drafted estate plan in place, you’ll ensure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner you’ve chosen. You can rest assured that your family won’t have to endure the costly matter of a disorganized Estate Administration process. The government won’t be able to take what you’ve spent a lifetime building. But you need to be aware of the many options that exist in estate planning—and you must choose your attorney wisely.
That is why Power Law Firm LLP offers this wealth of free information and free seminars. Read our Estate Planning Reports, and if you’re in the area, join us at an Estate Planning seminar. We want you to feel confident about the choices you make—let us be your guide on the path toward preserving your family’s future.
Through the use of Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Gifting Strategies, our firm helps families preserve their wealth for future generations, minimize estate taxes, and avoid the expense and uncertainty of probate.
We provide comprehensive, tailored estate planning services to meet all of our clients’ needs. Below is a sampling of the type of services we offer. If you have questions about any of our services, please call us at (201) 543-5800.
Wills and Trusts
Legacy Planning is a more holistic approach to estate planning. We help clients preserve their financial wealth and their legacy. Our traditional planning methods include special provisions and protections in Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Gifting Strategies. This planning also includes minimizing estate taxes, avoiding the expense and uncertainty of probate, protecting against remarriage after death of the first spouse, and protecting beneficiaries from a possible future divorce.
Our law firm offers estate planning assistance for the unique needs of Family Businesses. We help clients preserve this important part of their legacy for future generations.
Estate Planning for the LGBTQ Community
We offer guidance and assistance to members of the GLBT Community on their unique estate planning needs. This includes assistance in setting up Living Trusts and Health Care Directives.
Our law firm helps clients create a plan to handle their affairs in the event of incapacity. This includes planning to avoid a Living Probate or Guardianship proceeding.
Elder Law & Medicaid Services
We help clients qualify for government medical benefits and ensure their estates are preserved for their families, instead of their nest egg being wiped out by high nursing home expenses.
Asset Protection & Business Planning
We help clients who are small business owners and those who are most susceptible to being sued by assisting with Lawsuit and Asset Protection. We also assist with Business Succession Planning and Small Business Planning. Some of the tools and strategies used are Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Buy-Sell Agreements.
Estate Planning and Your Pets
Our firm cares about the welfare of your pets. Your beloved pets need to be protected in the event you are no longer there to take care of them. Estate Planning and implementing a Pet’s Trust can ensure that your pets are provided for after your death.
Special Needs Planning
We offer assistance to clients who have special needs family members by creating Special Needs Estate Plans. These tailored plans help them preserve government benefits while having their loved one cared for in all areas of their life: financial, educational and medical, and most importantly, their emotional and personal needs in the future.
Trust Administration & Probate
We help families who have experienced the loss of a loved one with the ensuing Probate or Trust Administration process, including preparing and filing state and federal estate and inheritance tax returns.