New Jersey Estate Planning Lawyer

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At Cosner Law Group we believe that estate planning is an essential component for protecting the assets you have worked so hard to accumulate and the total value you want to pass on to your beneficiaries.

Cosner Law Group, has the experience and knowledge to help the people of New Jersey plan for the future no matter what size estate you may have. We can help suggest and draft estate planning documents that fit every situation. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our estate planning lawyers to discuss your needs and options.

Our firm can help you with complex or simple wills as well as trusts that set aside money for long-term care, including nursing homes, or protect money to be used for minor children. We are here to help you execute durable powers of attorney documents to protect your children and your choices, or explore guardianship if necessary. We counsel couples about the tax benefits of marriage and how this can protect children as well.

Based on your needs and goals, our estate planning lawyers can help you accomplish the following:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Disposition of assets with minimum taxation
  • Administration and disposition of assets during lifetime
  • Decision-making in the event of a disabling illness
  • Durable healthcare power of attorney for medical decision-making
  • Durable financial power of attorney for asset management, bill paying, and other financial activities if you become incapacitated
  • Living wills to outline your wishes for end-of-life care

We are familiar with all the different tax implications that come with different types of sophisticated estate planning tools, and we can advise you as to the best estate planning instrument for your situation including:

  • Qualified personal residence trust (QPRT)
  • Credit shelter trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts

These types of documents and arrangements can be vital to protecting your estate’s assets from state and federal taxes, thus ensuring that more money will go to your heirs and beneficiaries and not to the government.

Our Experience

Founding attorney Alan G. Cosner is a former Internal Revenue Service agent and accountant. He routinely uses his experience with helping people limit their tax exposure when it comes to estate planning. We can help you plan ahead to protect your estate from the federal estate tax.

Additionally, all of our estate planning attorneys routinely help protect clients from tax consequences triggered by the New Jersey inheritance tax, New Jersey estate tax and state and federal income taxes. We also advise clients about how the value and type of property in their estates affect the tax ramifications of their estates.We pride ourselves on working with our clients over time and amending estate plans as circumstances change, including as your wealth increases or a life event occurs such as marriage or the birth of a child or grandchild.

When the time does come to probate your will, our goal is to make sure the process runs smoothly, and we will help your loved ones through the entire estate administration and probate. We will make sure the wishes we clearly put into place for you are followed correctly. Contact us to discuss how our comprehensive estate planning and estate administration practice can help you plan for the future cost-effectively.

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Cosner Law Group
197 Highway 18, Suite 104
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Phone: (732) 937-8000
Fax: (732) 937-5439

The New Jersey law firm of Cosner Law Group represents clients in Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Union Counties, including the cities of Bedminster, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Bound Brook, East Brunswick, Edison, Freehold, Green Brook, Highland Park, Hillsborough, Jamesburg, Manville, Milltown, Monroe Township, New Brunswick, New Providence, North Brunswick, North Plainfield, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainfield, Sayreville, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Somerville, South Amboy, South Brunswick, South Plainfield, South River, Spotswood, Watchung, and Woodbridge. We also represent clients in the remaining parts of New Jersey and in New York.