Given the highly personal and important nature of estate planning, the prospect of selecting an attorney to assist you with the creation of your plan may seem intimidating. At the Augulis Law Firm in Franklin, New Jersey we understand how important your estate plan is to you and how difficult it can be to trust someone to help you with the creation of that plan. We would be honored to work with you on the creation of your comprehensive estate plan to ensure that your plan protects and grows your assets while you are alive as well as ensuring that those assets continue to provide for loved ones when you are gone.
The History of Franklin, New Jersey
The borough now known as Franklin was originally settled in the 17th century. At that time, the village was known as Franklin Furnace in honor of Benjamin Franklin. The village was originally located and near iron mines and iron smelting operations located along the Wallkill River. In the beginning of the 19th century, zinc deposits located in the area became a source of economic growth. In fact, throughout the remainder of the century, many small companies mined zinc and iron in and around Franklin until all zinc mining efforts merged into the New Jersey Zinc Company in 1897. Zinc mining continued to be a driving force behind the growth of the area for decades to come as well as the reason for the area’s cultural diversity as immigrants from Russia, Britain, Hungary and Poland flocked to the area to work in the mines. The town’s population increased from 500 in 1897 to 3,000 by 1913. The Borough of Franklin was officially incorporated on March 18, 1913.
Franklin, New Jersey Today
Located in Sussex County, New Jersey, and covering approximately 4.6 square miles, Franklin is known the world over as the “Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World.” The borough is so named because it happens to be located over a rich ore body containing more than 150 minerals, many of them fluorescent and 25 of which are found nowhere else on earth. As of the 2010 Census, just over 5,000 residents call Franklin home. Residents and visitors to Franklin can enjoy amenities that include a beautiful pond recreation area, schools and parks in a rural setting with the added convenience of nearby commercial activities.
Augulis Law Firm in the Franklin, New Jersey Community
At the Augulis Law Firm, we understand how important your estate plan is to you and to those you love. With that in mind, we have devoted our practice to helping people just like you to create an estate plan that reflects their unique estate planning goals and objectives. Moreover, we aim to create an ongoing relationship with every client we serve in the Franklin, New Jersey community so that our clients feel comfortable discussing their sensitive and personal legal issues with us.
We understand that discussing your financial affairs and family dynamics with a stranger is never easy. By nurturing a lifelong partnership with our clients, we hope to make it easier to discuss even the most sensitive topics with us because the better we understand your needs and goals, the more we can do to ensure the creation of an estate plan that meets those needs and goals. Those needs and goals will change, however, over the course of your lifetime which should prompt corresponding changes to your estate plan. Starting out, a simple Last Will and Testament may be sufficient to meet your estate planning needs; however, events such as marriage and/or the birth of a child will call for changes to that simple plan. Incapacity planning, probate avoidance and asset protection strategies and tools may need to be incorporated you’re your estate plan. Looking to your “Golden Years” should also prompt the addition of Medicaid and retirement planning strategies. If you have deeply held beliefs about end of life medical treatment and burial rituals, you may also wish to execute an advanced directive as well as include funeral planning in your overall estate plan. Our hope at Augulis Law Firm 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 by calling 908-222-8803 to schedule your appointment today.