For most people, their estate plan represents the most important set of legal documents they will ever create. Given the significance of your estate plan, care should be taken when selecting an estate planning attorney to assist you in the creation of your plan. The estate planning attorneys and staff at the Augulis Law Firm understand how important your estate plan is to you and to those you love. We are committed to helping our friends and neighbors in the Clifton, New Jersey community create a plan that reflects their estate planning needs and wishes, both now and in the future. We look forward to the opportunity to do the same for you.
Clifton, New Jersey
The City of Clifton can be found in northern New Jersey in Passaic County. The city has seen almost a 20 percent increase in population over the last 25 years, climbing from 71,742 in the 1990 Census to 84,136 as of the 2010 Census, maintaining the city’s position as the state’s 11th-largest municipality. Passaic County as a whole has a population of just over half a million residents. Clifton was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 26, 1917, replacing Acquackanonk Township, based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier.
Although the City of Clifton is relatively small, you may recognize it from the popular television series The Sopranos or the from the Johnny Depp film Donnie Brasco. The city also owns the bragging rights to the nations “best hot dog” for 2017 and came in number 36 on Money magazines 2017 list of “Best Places to Live.” With the Big Apple just 20 minutes away, residents of Clifton enjoy access to all the big city amenities while retaining the benefits of small town living.
Augulis Law Firm in the Clifton, New Jersey Community
Estate planning involves much more than just deciding what will happen to your assets when you are gone. A well thought out estate plan should also protect those assets and help them grow while you are alive as well ensure that they continue to provide for your loved ones when you are gone. At the Augulis Law Firm, we are dedicated creating lifelong relationships with our Clifton, New Jersey clients so that we can help you create a plan that accomplishes all your goals.
A successful estate plan requires a solid foundation; however, it also requires nurturing. Consequently, your estate plan is not something you create and forget about once it is in place. Instead, your estate plan is something that will need to be reviewed and updated throughout the course of your life as your estate and your family grows. Initially, your focus may be on nothing more than ensuring you do not leave behind an intestate estate should something happen to you. As such, a Last Will and Testament may be all you need in the beginning. Deciding to marry and/or become a parent, however, will change that as you now have a family to protect and provide for in your plan. At that point, you may decide to create a trust to protect your minor child’s inheritance, for example, as well as incorporate incapacity planning into your overall plan. As you move into middle age, you should begin merging your retirement plans with your estate plan to ensure that the two plans work in harmony with each other. Long before you reach retirement age, however, you should also consider adding Medicaid planning to your estate plan to ensure that you can afford the high cost of long-term care. Funeral planning along with advance directives should also be included in your overall estate plan if you want your wishes to be honored with regard to end of life medical treatment. Our hope at the Augulis Law Firm is that we can be there with you as you pass through the various phases of your life to help ensure that your estate plan protects you, your assets, and your loved ones.
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.