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Our Paramus Law Firm FAQs

Whitlock Canter LLC provides sophisticated and personal estate planning and probate estate administration to all clients in Paramus and Bergen County, New Jersey. Our experienced estate planning lawyers are committed to providing individualized services and timely response that are essential to meeting each of our client’s needs.

Estate planning is the process by which an individual or family arranges the transfer of assets in anticipation of death. An estate plan aims to preserve the maximum amount of wealth possible for the intended beneficiaries and flexibility for the individual prior to death.

Estate planning is much more than having a will. Proper estate planning will avoid the chaos and wasted assets of an unplanned estate, enhance your sense of security, and provide a dimension of personal well-being to your loved ones.

Wills and trusts are common ways in which individuals dispose of their wealth. Trusts, unlike wills, have the benefit of avoiding probate, a lengthy and costly legal process that oversees the transfer of assets.

Here are a number of frequently asked questions regarding the services we offer:

What’s New In Estate Planning?

Why Is it Important for Me to Have a Will?

What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?

What Is an Advanced Health Care Directive?

How Much Are the Federal and State Estate Tax Exemptions?

What Is an Irrevocable Trust?

What Is a Family Limited Partnership?

What Is a Sale to Grantor Trust?

What is Asset Protection Planning?

Is There a Glossary of Estate Planning Terms?

What Is Probate?

Is Probate Difficult and Expensive?

Which Assets Pass Through Probate?

What Is An Executor’s Job?

Is an Executor Entitled to Commissions

When Is a Federal Estate Tax Return Required and When Is it Due?

When Is a New Jersey Estate Tax Return Required and When Is it Due?

When Is a New Jersey Inheritance Tax Return Required and When Is it Due?

When Is a New York Estate Tax Return Required and When Is it Due?

When Can Self-Executing Tax Waivers (Forms L-8 & L-9) Be Used in NJ?

Is There a Glossary of Estate Administration Terms?

What’s New in Elder Law/Medicaid Planning?

What Is Medicaid Planning?

Should I Purchase Long Term Care Insurance?

Can I Appeal an Adverse Medicaid Eligibility Decision?

What Is a Special Needs Trust?

What Is a Disclaimer Trust?