What is Estate Planning?

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Dec 01, 2020

Estate Planning is a term that includes the planning and preparation of documents that will direct how your family, property, health, medical decisions, money, and even pets, are treated in the event of your death, disability or incapacity. An estate plan often includes documents you may be familiar with, such as a Will, Power of Attorney or Health Care Directive. A Trust may also be important for your planning. Trusts are created for a number of reasons, such as to avoid probate, protect assets, limit a beneficiary's spending, or ensure continued eligibility of benefits. Making the decision to plan for future events, including, the undeniable event of death, will allow your wishes to be made known. Avoiding planning for these events can lead to confusion, stress, and arguments between your loved ones during an already tense time.


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Whether there is a life event that brings you to this page, or you have simply decided it is time, Hartmann Law is here to help. Each individual, couple, and family is different, and we offer dedicated and individualized attention to every Client. An Estate Plan will be discussed, created and tailored to your needs. Click HERE to contact Hartmann Law today, so we can determine how to best achieve your desired result.

About the Author


Angela Rich Hartmann is a New Jersey attorney serving clients in the areas of estate, business, and real estate law.