Ocean County Living Wills Lawyers

Having a living will or health care directive (HCD) in place will keep you and your family from undergoing a great deal of pain and anguish. An HCD allows you to tell your doctors what your medical intentions are under certain medical conditions and circumstances. You can give specific instructions as to what you want your doctor to do when you are unable to make decisions on your own due to mental or physical incapacity.

Keeping You And Your Family Safe When The Worst Happens

This includes stopping medical treatment, not allowing further medical procedures, whether or not you want pain medicine, or nutrition and fluids. You can also appoint a person to act as your health care representative, who will speak to doctors when you are not able to do so.

The Ocean County lawyers at Silvi, Fedele & Honschke are proud to help people create plans for the future. Our goal is to help our clients find peace of mind knowing that difficult end-of-life decisions will not have to be made by loved ones. To put an HCD in place for yourself, call 732-504-3841 or 877-251-5491 toll free to speak with one of our Toms River living wills attorneys.

Creating A Will Protects Your Wishes As To Where Your Assets And Property Go

When grandma dies, it seems that suddenly everyone wants her bright red pie plate because of the sentimental value attached to it. While this may be the least of a family's worries upon the death of a loved one, it does happen, and over much larger issues than a pie plate.

Drafting a will allows you to specify how that pie plate, your house and other assets will be distributed among your surviving family. Our Bricktown attorneys have more than two decades of experience at helping people set up wills and trusts to ensure that their estates are distributed according to their wishes.

We will meet with you twice during the process. Once to create your estate plan and will and the second time to have you review the document, discuss the tax ramifications of your decisions, make any necessary changes and to sign the document. We have staff members in-house who will be witnesses and we will provide a notary public.

Lawyers Creating Powers Of Attorney In Ocean County

Having a power of attorney (POA) in place can save a lot of trouble for you and your family. Whether it is temporary, because you are out of the country on vacation, or you become disabled over time and are declared "mentally incompetent" by a doctor, a POA allows your chosen representative to make all of your financial decisions for you, within any limits set by you in the document. A POA can be tailored to your needs and is revocable if you want to change your appointment of representative. Not having a POA can send a person into guardianship, which is costly and traumatic for the family members of the person involved as the state of New Jersey ends up making most of the decisions regarding their loved one.

Contact Our Estate Planning Law Firm Today

If you would like to create a power of attorney, a will or a living will, call Silvi, Fedele & Honschke at 732-504-3841 or toll free at 877-251-5491. You can also contact us online to schedule an appointment. We have three offices in Ocean County for your convenience.