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Experienced New Jersey Estate Planning Attorneys Draft and Update Wills

Lawyers help clients in the Woodstown area to plan for their property and finances

Sherman Law Offices offers a full range of services relating to wills, including drafting, review, amendment, revocation and execution. Our experience enables us to provide reliable and practical estate planning advice to people from all walks of life. We understand that it can feel overwhelming to make plans for the property and assets you have accumulated over a lifetime, and it can be difficult to think about how your children should be cared for should the unthinkable happen. Our goal is to help people in the Woodstown area and throughout New Jersy to create wills in which they can feel confident and secure. Our office is capable of handling estates of all sizes and levels of complexity, creating clear and enforceable instructions that accurately convey our clients’ intentions.

Knowledgeable New Jersey counselors create comprehensive legacy instructions

Simple mistakes can render wills invalid in whole or in part. Essential elements of a valid will include:

  • Intent — The testator, the person who creates the will, must intend that the document be a last will and testament at the time it is made. The testator must be of sound mind and comprehension, and must create the will voluntarily, without coercion or undue influence.
  • Proper execution — A traditional will is written, signed by the testator and often affirmed by a witness.
  • Clear language — A statement within a will that is confusing or open to various interpretations can invalidate all or part of the will.

An error in the drafting of your will can cause confusion in the court and conflict among your heirs. To make sure that your wishes can be carried out, it is wise to hire a respected law firm. Sherman Law Offices offers pertinent and personal legal advice for drafting valid wills.

Thorough attorneys make plans to protect your loved ones

Your last will and testament provides the opportunity to distribute your property and finances, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is the primary means by which you can leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your estate is distributed, making decisions that might not reflect your desires. Our lawyers can draft clear, legally sound wills that include considerations for:

  • Property — Real estate is typically the most valuable property a person or couple owns. Wills can include instructions for all kinds of property, from homes, automobiles and art to sentimental objects.
  • Financial assets — A wide array of financial assets can be accounted for in a will. You can choose how the wealth you hold in bank accounts, stocks, bonds, retirement plans and other sources of value should be distributed among your beneficiaries.
  • Child guardianship — Your will allows you to make contingency plans for the care of your minor children. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent, but couples should also consider whom they want to raise their children if both parents pass away. You can also make arrangements in your will for the care of your pets.
  • Executor responsibilities — Your will can include instructions for who should be in charge of overseeing the distribution of your property and seeing to it that your wishes are carried out.

As your life unfolds, your circumstances and concerns may shift. To remain current, you should review and update your will intermittently. We can advise you on your will in light of your current finances, marital status and family situation. The lawyers at Sherman Law Offices draft valid supplements (known as codicils) that address changes in your state of affairs and outlook.

Contact our dedicated New Jersey estate planning lawyers for help with a will

Sherman Law Offices drafts effective wills for clients in New Jersy. Call us at 856-769-5711 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Woodstown office.

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  • "Bruce Sherman's services are of the highest quality and I strongly recommend his practice to anyone needing representation. Bruce and his staff are hardworking professionals that are focused on each individual case while making the client's experience positive during their time of need. It is not only because of their communication, responsiveness, quality of work, and value of service provided that I highly recommend Bruce and his staff, but also because of his attention to detail."

  • "Bruce Sherman is a very knowledgeable attorney, who made sure he had my best interest during the entire process. I am beyond proud of my representation. Mr. Sherman did exactly what I needed done and gave me the more than perfect results I requested. I highly recommend his services and will continue to use him as my attorney for years to come."

  • "Bruce is an excellent attorney--very thorough and on top of your particular situation. Would recommend him without reservations."

  • "Josh has painstakingly worked through our case and has gotten the results needed to protect our family. He is dedicated, meticulous, and patient. He spends many hours speaking with us, compiling information, and he makes the right decisions for our case. In the courtroom he is professional, knowledgeable, and direct. Our case is complicated however his level of expertise is getting the results needed for our family. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone. He has been an invaluable asset throughout this process."

  • "I have had the privilege of working with Josh Sherman on a legal case. Josh extrapolates the details in an organized fashion to develop a case in a timely and efficient manner. He provides case law that any judge would be compelled to uphold. Josh is not only an eloquent writer, but he is quick on his feet in the courtroom. Over the years, I have had to seek legal counsel. I wish I knew Josh then. I highly recommend Josh Sherman. He will take you under his wing and provide you with the best legal counsel."

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Sherman Law Offices

Woodstown Office

38 West Avenue, Route 40 Woodstown, New Jersey 08098
Phone: 856-769-5711, Fax: 856-769-5712

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 325, Woodstown, NJ 08098

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