Estate Planning

New Jersey and New York Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of anticipating and preparing for the disposition of an estate, which requires specialized knowledge and experience. When seeking an estate planning attorney, individuals turn to Nodelman Law for our reputation for one-on-one, individualized attention.

"I highly recommend Dani to help with your will, guardianship, and other legal documents."

- Scott K.


What's Included

Every individual has different needs

In undertaking the development of your estate plan, we utilize various legal instruments, including Last Wills and Testaments, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advanced Health Care Proxies/Living Wills. We strive to maximize the value of our clients’ estates by reducing taxes and other expenses.


Peace of mind for every scenario and client

Our clients are comforted in knowing that their families and loved ones will be protected, regardless of the circumstances. Critically, clients with minor children and children with special needs are assured that they will be cared for in all events.


Why Now

Do I really need a plan?

If you pass away without having prepared any of the foregoing estate instruments, you will be deemed to have died “intestate.” In general, dying intestate means that the State will statutorily dictate who will inherit your assets. That is, without proper estate planning, individuals who die without a will won’t have a say in how their estates are distributed. That means your estate will not be distributed according to your wishes but, rather, according to statutory guidelines.

What's Important

An estate plan can be simple or complex, depending on your assets, needs and desires. It is critical that your estate plan:

Identifies and formalizes who will carry out your wishes, both during your lifetime and after your death.

Ensures that you are able to maintain independence and control over all of your major life decisions, including financial, health-related or other personal issues.

Minimizes the estate tax liability upon your death.

Identifies guardianship of any minor children.

Ensures that your assets are distributed according to your wishes.

All or some of the following instruments will constitute a comprehensive estate plan:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxy / Living Will
  • Irrevocable Trust
  • Revocable Living Trust