Augulis Law Firm – Communities We Serve – Old Bridge Township, New Jersey
The estate plan you create today will impact you and your loved ones for many years to come. When properly drafted, that estate plan can provide protection for not just your estate assets, but for your family as well. The estate planning attorneys and staff at the Augulis Law Firm understand the importance of tailoring an estate plan to meet your needs and goals, not just now but for the future as well. We are committed to helping our friends and neighbors in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey with all of their estate planning needs.
The History of Old Bridge Township, New Jersey
The Native Americans known as the Lenni Lenape were the first inhabitants of the area now known as Old Bridge. Those who settled in Old Bridge were known as the Unami, or “people down the river.” Every summer, they migrated to the shore along the Raritan from their hunting grounds in the north. European settlors, however, were setting down stakes in the area as far back as the late 17th century. In fact, South Amboy Township was formed in 1864 At that time, it covered an area that now consists of the Townships of Monroe and Old Bridge, the Borough of Sayreville and the City of South Amboy. The Township covers 42 square miles that separated from South Amboy on March 2, 1869, and was originally called Madison Township. The name “Old Bridge” refers to the fact that the fact that the first bridge spanning the South River was built there, and as other bridges were built across the river the first one became known as “the Old Bridge.” Prior to that, it was known as South River Bridge.”
Initially, the township was made up of farms and the population grew slowly. In 1880, the population was 1,662 and in 1950 it had reached 7,365. Over the next decade, a building boom started and farms gave way to developments, and the population grew to 22,772 by 1960. The 1980 census cited 51,406 people. The township saw major changes with the extension of Route 18 to the shore.
Old Bridge Township, New Jersey Today
Located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, Old Bridge Township covers approximately 40 square miles and shares a border with New York City. As of the 2010 Census, just over 65,00 people called Old Bridge Township home. Old Bridge Township is considered a “bedroom suburb” of New York City given its location across the Raritan Bay from Staten Island. The township was named as a contender for the title of one of the best places to live in the United States by Money magazine in both 2005 and 2007. In 2016, SafeWise named Old Bridge Township as the sixth-safest city in America to raise a child and was the second-highest ranked of the 12 communities in New Jersey included on the list.
Augulis Law Firm in the Old Bridge Township, New Jersey Community
Your estate plan should accomplish much more than simply creating a roadmap to be used after you are gone to distribute your estate assets. At the Augulis Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping you create a personalized estate plan that focuses on your unique needs and goals. To accomplish this, we strive to create lifelong relationships with our Old Bridge Township, New Jersey clients so that we can monitor and revise your estate plan as needed throughout the course of your life.
When you create your first estate plan, it may be a relatively simple plan because your estate planning needs are simple. As you mature and move through the various stages of your life, however, that plan should be reviewed and revised as a matter of routine and when a life event warrants an immediate update. Your initial plan may focus entirely on ensuring that you don’t leave behind an intestate estate in the event of your death. If you marry and/or become a parent, your plan will need to be revised to ensure that your spouse and/or children are provided for in the vent that something happens to you. You may decide to create a trust to protect your minor child’s inheritance, for example. Incapacity planning will also become essential. Estate planning components such as probate avoidance, asset protection, and retirement planning will likely be added to your comprehensive plan at some point. When you start looking toward your “Golden Years,” you may wish to incorporate retirement planning and Medicaid planning into your estate plan. Finally, if you have specific wishes and/or beliefs about end of life medical care you will want to execute advanced directives to ensure that those wishes and beliefs are honored. The same applies to your wishes with regard to your own funeral and burial. By including funeral and burial planning in your estate plan, you can rest assured that your wishes will be honored after you are gone.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.