Augulis Law Firm, LLC – Communities We Serve – Bridgewater Township, New Jersey
Creating an estate plan should be one of the most important endeavors you undertake during the course of your lifetime. It will also likely be a highly personal and often sensitive process. A properly drafted estate plan should help protect and grow your assets while you are alive as well as ensure that those assets continue to provide for loved ones when you are gone. At the Augulis Law Firm, LLC in Warren, New Jersey we would be honored to work with you on the creation of your comprehensive estate plan.
The History of Bridgewater Township, New Jersey
The area that is now the Township of Bridgewater was originally purchased from a local Lenape Native American tribe. Bridgewater was incorporated on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey’s 104 original townships and was named after the town of Bridgewater in the English county of Somerset. It is believed that is was at the Middlebrook encampment that the first official flag of the United States was unfurled in 1777 after a law to adopt a national flag was passed by Congress. By special order of Congress, a Thirteen Star Flag is flown 24 hours a day at the Washington Camp Ground, part of the former Middlebrook encampment, in Bridgewater. Since 1889, the first hoisting of the flag is commemorated annually each July 4 with a changing of the flag, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and the delivery of an historical address.
Throughout the 1800s and first half of the 1900s, Bridgewater was largely known as a farming community. It wasn’t until the 1970s that residents of larger cities such as Plainfield and Newark started to migrate into Bridgewater, due in large part to the riots that occurred in those cities. Consequently, the population of Bridgewater began to increase noticeably, with many of the new residents working in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and financial industries. More recently, New Yorkers have even started moving into Bridgewater, making Bridgewater Somerset County’s second-most populous municipality, after Franklin Township.
Bridgewater Township, New Jersey Today
Bridgewater Township is located almost directly west of Newark, New Jersey and New York City. As of the 2010 Census, the township had around 45,000 permanent residents, following a growth of almost 30 percent at the end of the 20th century. As the township continues to grow, residents and visitors alike are able to enjoy a wide variety of dining, entertainment, and shopping options both within the township and just a short trip away in the Big Apple. Residents of Bridgewater Township are able to enjoy the benefits and comradery of a small town with the amenities of a large city within easy reach, making it an increasingly popular option for New Jersey and New York residents.
Augulis Law Firm, LLC in the Bridgewater Township, New York Community
At the Augulis Law Firm, we are proud to serve the residents of Bridgewater Township and assist them with their estate planning needs. Our goal is always to create a lifelong relationship with each client so that we can help them keep their estate plan current and complete over the course of their entire lifetime. We would be honored to work with you on your plan if you are a resident of the Bridgewater Township, New Jersey area.
Your estate plan should do much more than just decide how your estate asset will be distributed when you are gone. Moreover, your estate plan is not something that should be static. On the contrary, your estate plan should always be changing, as your needs and desires change over the course of your lifetime. As a young, single, adu.t just starting your career, your estate planning concerns may be limited to a Last Will and Testament and incapacity planning. If you marry and/or become a parent, your estate planning needs will likely expand to include the need for asset protection and retirement planning. As retirement nears, Medicaid planning and even funeral planning might need to be included in your plan. Our hope at Augulis Law Firm, LLC is that we can be there with you throughout the various phases of your life to help ensure that your estate plan protects you, your assets, and your loved ones both now and in the future.
If you have additional questions about New Jersey estate planning, contact the experienced New Jersey estate planning lawyers at Augulis Law Firm, LLC by calling 908-222-8803 to schedule your appointment today.