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Wills and Trusts Attorneys in Montclair, New Jersey

Essex County Attorneys for Wills and Trusts

At Ashenfelter, Slous, McDonough & Trevenen, LLP, our mission is to create estate plans that uniquely address the exact needs of our clients. We are committed to listening to your concerns and to understanding your special circumstances before making any recommendations. Our experienced estate planning lawyers provide creative, sophisticated and cost-effective solutions that will protect your assets and ensure your finals wishes are clear.

For over 65 years, we have been providing our distinguished brand of service to individuals and families in Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Verona and surrounding communities of New Jersey.

A Custom Solution That Fits Your Needs

Although there are a some common components, each individual's estate plan is quite unique. We firmly believe that every person should have a last will and testament. Without this vital document, the courts will decide how your property is distributed after your death.

In addition to a last will and testament, however, there are numerous other arrangements that can be put in place to safeguard your hard-earned assets, to minimize taxes, to provide for the care of your children and to otherwise manage your estate. With over 100 years of combined experience, our knowledgeable lawyers will help you make informed decisions about which specific combination of strategies and tools would be best for you.

We can explore many options with you including:

  • Last will and testaments
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Living wills (medical directives)
  • Irrevocable trusts and revocable living trusts
  • Tax planning and tax minimization strategies
  • Business entity formation to protect personal assets
  • Asset protection strategies
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Special needs trusts
  • Spendthrift trusts
  • Elder law strategies
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Planned giving and charitable remainder trusts
  • Estate and gift taxation

Contact Us

Ashenfelter, Slous, McDonough & Trevenen, LLP has a long-standing reputation in Essex County for providing comprehensive and effective estate planning and administration services. If we can help you in this area of the law, contact us to arrange a free, no obligation consultation.