Failing To Plan Ahead Can Be Costly

As people enter their golden years, it is important for them to properly plan for a time when they may not be able to care for themselves and, eventually, for when they die. It’s not a subject people like to think about, but it is a fact of life that needs to be treated seriously.

At Rudolph & Bloodgood, LLC in Kinnelon, New Jersey, we offer our clients more than 50 years of experience. We understand that people are not eager to confront issues involving elder law and estate planning. These are complicated issues, and the tendency is to postpone making decisions. However, we have seen the chaos that is created when people fail to plan ahead. It can be emotionally and financially devastating.

Six Critical Words To Consider Regarding Estate Planning

Throughout our website, you will come across the following words:

THINK AHEAD. PLAN AHEAD. ACT NOW!

These words are the foundation of estate planning. When you execute wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care documents, you are thinking of the future. The future might be tomorrow, or it might be years from now. The first step, therefore, is to THINK AHEAD. This is what you have done when you pick up the telephone or go to your computer and contact an attorney.

The next step, after thinking about the future, is to put a plan into place. Your consultation with an experienced estate planning attorney it to put together a plan that will serve you for the future, whether the future is tomorrow or five, 10 or 20 years from now. This is when you PLAN AHEAD.

The third step is to put your plan into effect. This includes the preparation and execution of documents and possibly the transfer of assets or change of beneficiary designations. If you delay putting your plan into effect, things can happen to frustrate your plans. That is why the last two words are critical: ACT NOW!

When you think about it, you will realize that THINK AHEAD. PLAN AHEAD. ACT NOW! Is not limited to estate planning. It applies to everything you do in your business and social life.

One of the things you will learn is that estate planning is a dynamic process. Things are different at different stages of your life. Things can change for reasons beyond your control. Even though you put an estate plan into effect, you should always be thinking ahead. When things change, you should plan and act while you still can.

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Helping You Make Informed Decisions

We remove the confusion and complexity of estate planning and elder law and replace it with clear explanations of what you can achieve. After working together to identify your objectives, we will explain all of your options and create a plan that achieves your goals.

Because every person’s and family’s situation is different, it is important to work with attorneys like us, who understand that cookie-cutter solutions won’t work. We will provide a customized plan specifically designed to meet your unique needs. You will work directly with your attorney throughout the process, and we will make sure you understand and are comfortable with our strategy before anything is finalized.

We also help people navigate the New Jersey
probate process after a loved one has died. Many people get nervous about probate, but with our guidance, they realize it usually can be completed efficiently and cost-effectively.
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Our Attorneys

Michael C Rudolph

Michael C Rudolph

Attorney

Robert J. Bloodgood Esq.

Robert J. Bloodgood Esq.

Attorney

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Contact us to learn how you can create the foundation for a secure future.

An Estate Plan Is A Positive Step

You may be surprised how good it feels to have plans in place that protect your interests and those of your loved ones. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. We help residents throughout Morris County as well as Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Sussex counties and other counties as well.

We have offices in Riverdale and a satellite office in Kinnelon. Both offices are handicap-accessible and have adequate off-street parking. We are available during regular business hours in Riverdale and by appointment in Kinnelon. Both offices are convenient to N.J. Route 23 and Route I-287.

We also help clients with a wide variety of business transactions and real estate matters.