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New Jersey families should plan estates, no matter age

Estate planning. It's something that is always in the back of people's minds. There are different stages of our lives when estate planning might come up, and many people might think about their own plan, or lack of plan in many cases. Sometimes people in New Jersey think about estate planning when they turn 18, others think about it when they start their first job and are asked about beneficiaries for certain policies. When people start families or there is a death in the family are other times when estate planning comes to light.

This week marks National Estate Planning Awareness Week. For this week, Forbes has compiled a list of articles about estate planning. These articles give people much information about how estate planning can help them, and when they might need it. The take away from these articles is that estate planning is a crucial, and it is important at virtually every point in a person's life.

People often believe that estate planning isn't necessary, or it isn't necessary for them at the current point in their life. It is important that people understand the different ways estate planning can help them. Whether it is having a living will, so your family understands what your wishes are regarding end-of-life care, or designating who should receive the money in your retirement accounts should the unexpected happen, estate planning can help people receive peace of mind at any age.

An experienced New Jersey estate planning attorney can help families get the proper legal documents in place to make sure their wishes are followed. While it might not always be easy to discuss, an attorney can help families handle the legal paperwork necessary to ensure their wishes.

Source: Forbes, "The Forbes Guide To Estate Planning," Janet Novack, Oct. 14, 2012

-Estate planning can be important at every stage of life. Pleases visit our New Jersey estate planning website to learn more.

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