Estate Planning

Our law firm understands that no two individuals, families, or estates are the same. With that in mind, we create customized Estate Plans to meet the needs of each individual. Solid, confidential and practical advice on matters involving estate planning and administration are provided every step along the way.

At KingBarnes, we are available to provide you with the estate planning advice that will help you determine how you want your estate to be distributed after your death. We will assist in the creation of crucial documents such as your Will, Power of Attorney, HIPAA Authorization, Living Will and various Trusts, all while planning for the rollover of retirement funds and examining potential strategies for avoidance of unnecessary taxes and the public and time-consuming probate process. For owners of family-run businesses, we include business succession planning to allow for the smooth transfer and continued operation of the business that you’ve worked so hard for and which has provided a living for your family. By planning in advance for the distribution of your cherished personal possessions, we will help you prevent the possibility of argument and bad feeling among your heirs, who may disagree over who gets which item of sentimental value.

Estate Planning and Trust Services

The following are some of the estate planning services that KingBarnes may provide you

  • Probate avoidance
  • Estate Tax avoidance
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • Personal Residence Trusts
  • Will, Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney and HIPAA
  • Estate planning for mixed families
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Generation-skipping Trusts
  • Material Deduction Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • POD (Pay on Death) Accounts
  • IRA and retirement planning
  • Marital Agreements
  • LGBTQ estate planning
  • Business succession planning
  • Inheritance and Estate Tax planning
  • LLC and corporate formation
  • Medicaid Trusts and Miller Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Gift planning

Estate Planning Services Specifically for Business Owners

  • Protecting your business assets
  • Planning for liquidity at the time of your death or incapacity
  • Structuring life insurance benefits to minimize taxes
  • Planning exit strategies for you as the business owner
  • Drafting Buy-Sell Agreements

Estate Planning: An Act of Love

Planning for death and incapacity is often an emotional and difficult process, but it is a way to show your love for those who will survive your passing and to eliminate uncertainty at a time when your loved ones are struggling with their grief. Your thoughtful advance planning is your gift to those who live after you and a way to ensure that everything you’ve worked for on your life goes exactly where you want it to go. Call KingBarnes today to begin or update your estate planning strategy. For the convenience of Jersey Shore area residents, we have offices located in Northfield, North Wildwood, and Cape May.