Looking into the future…when you die!
Written by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a New Jersey Estate Planning Attorney
Few people know when they will die. It’s never me and it’s never today. But what if death was your fate today, or tomorrow or next month? Are you prepared? Have you planned for the reality your survivors will have to deal with after you’re gone? Will your spouse be protected? Did you think about how to ensure your money will be safeguarded through a trust for your children? Will the government steal your hard earned money in death taxes? If you’re feeling anxious about what I just said then good. Read this site and let’s get you prepared.
Many families whose lives are affected by disability, mental or physical incapacity and/or illness also worry about the future. Who will care for my loved one when I am gone? Will he or she have the financial support, resources and services that they need? Who will look out for them? Who will help them make important medical, financial and life care decisions?
Here at Hanlon, Niemann & Wright, our New Jersey estate planning attorneys can simplify the decision making process for you. Estate Planning is important in two ways: It can save your estate from excessive taxation and avoid health care impoverishment by accessing public and private benefit programs.
The expertise of our elder law and estate planning lawyers are especially helpful considering that many of the New Jersey estate planning techniques boil down to one concept – when possible do not die with a large taxable estate. We can help you preserve your assets without losing all control.
As estate planning lawyers, Hanlon Niemann has the expertise to maximize the tax savings, protect your assets and qualify for private and public benefits if your health deteriorates.
If you own a home, have liquid assets such as a savings or investment account, retirement account, business interests and family members you love, then you should rely on the experience of our Estate Planning counsel to help plan and protect your estate for your future.
An effective estate plan will ensure the financial security of those you love. If you don’t plan for what happens to your estate upon your death, the government will decide how your estate is distributed.
Introduction to Estate Planning Laws in New Jersey
Our practice understands that sound estate planning and asset protection strategies do no good if it doesn’t protect your assets against unexpected death or catastrophic illness.
By combining estate planning with asset protection plans and trusts, you are able to protect the rights of yourself and your spouse to receive care when necessary, while maintaining an inheritance to pass on to your family.
You should consider advice from Hanlon Niemann on an estate plan if you can answer yes to any of the following questions:
“My son is an attorney in New Jersey. I am retired and live in Ocean County, New Jersey about 45 minutes away from my son. I needed a lawyer to look at my estate planning documents including Will, Power of Attorney and Health Care Directive. My son recommended Hanlon Niemann in Freehold, New Jersey, specifically Fredrick P. Niemann. I took his advice and met with Mr. Niemann. I am glad that I did. He is a warm and engaging person. No pretense, no airs about him. I immediately felt at ease and we talked about everything that I wanted to do and accomplish with my estate planning. I felt I could open up to him and tell him what was really important to me. He prepared the documents as we discussed and sent them to me in advance to review and approve. Then he scheduled me for a signature session where my appointment was promptly kept and a friendly, positive staff witnessed all of my documents. My son, the attorney, gave me good advice when he recommended Mr. Niemann.
If you are searching for a special attorney, someone who is experienced, likeable as a person and professional, call Mr. Niemann. I felt good about my choice.”
—Frank Mollo, Manchester, NJ
Recent Speaking Events by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq.
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Fred was interviewed by NJ 101.5 statewide radio on the topic of social media and estate planning concerning your online presence upon your death. Read Fred’s interview and the article which appears by clicking below.
Our elder law and estate planning attorneys can help you to determine your needs. Call Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. personally toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
He welcomes your calls and you will find him easy to talk to and receptive to your questions and concerns. He has counselled many, many hundreds of individuals and families in their NJ estate planning.
Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. was invited by the Office of Elder Rights and Adult Protective Services of the Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Aging and Community Services, to make comments on existing Adult Protective Services Programs.
On March 6th, Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. addresses the Monmouth County NJ Bar Association Family Law Committee on Special Needs Trusts, Supplemental Needs Trusts for adult and minor incapacitated children and aged parents and their use in asset planning and eligibility for government benefit programs, including Medicaid, SSI and SSD.
OFFICE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
Rutgers State University is pleased to invite Mr. Fred Niemann of Hanlon Niemann to be the guest speaker at their workshops for the Office of Continuing Education.
Mr. Niemann will offer continuing Education courses on “Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation”, “Hidden Secrets of Veterans Benefits”, “Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits 2013”, “Medicaid Changes: The Approaching Storm”, and the “New NJ Comprehensive Waiver Demonstration”.
Click here to check our website for current dates for these events.
Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. was recently asked to speak at the NJ State Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education in New Brunswick, NJ on the essentials of estate planning.
Mr. Niemann addressed attorneys from throughout the state of NJ interested in learning key concepts and principals of NJ estate planning, including such topics as wills, trusts, estate taxations, asset protection, powers of attorney, health care directives, special needs and supplemental needs trusts for disabled and incapacitated individuals, avoiding probate through creative use of beneficiary planning, inheritance taxes, gifting and changes coming to federal estate taxation.
Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. attended the 46th annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Conference from January 9th to January 13th at the Orlando World Center sponsored by the Community of Miami School of Law. This week long session assembled the nation’s leading authorities to lecture and discuss the latest in estate planning techniques and strategies. Topics analyzed and discussed included 1) elder law; 2) asset protection; 3) statutory case law developments; 4) planning with financial assets including annuities, Roth IRA’s, and life insurance policies; 5) litigation and tax controversies; 6) networking and practice development.
Mercer County Chapter of the New Jersey Society of CPAs
Fredrick P. Niemann spoke before the State Society of CPAs Mercer County Chapter on the subject of Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning for individuals and families. Topics addressed during the 4 hour seminar included hospice planning and asset protection, Veterans Aid & Attendance, planning through the use of a Power of Attorney, Living Will and Healthcare Directive. Attendees at the seminar were eligible to receive 4 hours of professional CEU credits from the State Society.
Mr. Niemann was quoted in an article in the Asbury Park Press which discusses Last Wills and Testaments. A copy of the article can be found here.
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