New Jersey Wills & Probate Lawyer
John L. Kemenczy
Wills Lawyer John L. Kemenczy helps clients create wills that reflect the complexity of their lives, including their assets, beneficiaries, and goals. As a probate attorney, Mr. Kemenczy helps efficiently settle estates through the probate process. Whether you need skilled legal counsel for drafting a will, reviewing and updating your current will or you are facing legal hurdles involving the estate of a loved one, Kemenczy Law will strongly advocate for your interests. We stand by your side to help you navigate through these difficult processes.
With more than 30 years of experience, Attorney John L. Kemenczy handles a wide range of legal matters for individuals in West Caldwell, the Greater Newark region, and throughout New Jersey. He has earned a reputation for delivering quality legal services and providing the personal attention each case requires.
Will and probate matters involve sensitive issues, including numerous financial considerations and legal issues. Mr. Kemenczy is passionate about helping you protect your assets through establishing an effective will and ensuring legal details are addressed in probate.
Wills Lawyer in West Caldwell, NJ | Plan for the Future
A will may be the most cost-efficient way to ensure your assets and beneficiaries are protected after your death. With a legal will, you can identify the exact manner in which your assets are to be distributed. West Caldwell Wills Lawyer John L. Kemenczy works closely with you to draft a will that sets forth your wishes. He has the experience necessary to guide you through this process.
Mr. Kemenczy provides skilled guidance to help you make informed choices regarding end-of-life considerations. A properly written legal will accomplishes many objectives, including:
- Determining Asset Distribution: In addition to naming the beneficiaries of your assets, you can give additional instructions on the way assets, including money and property, are to be handled.
- Naming a Guardian for Children: If you have minor children, you can identify a guardian who will be responsible for the child’s care in your absence.
- Appointing an Executor: After your death, your assets will be managed by an executor who will see that debts, taxes, and other matters are properly handled.
- Funding Charities: If you intend to leave money to a philanthropic cause, university, or other charity, your will can provide direct instruction on how the assets are managed.
Because life circumstances may change, we recommend wills be revised periodically. Mr. Kemenczy can guide you through the process of updating your will to make sure it reflects your current objectives.
If you do not have a will at the time of your death, the state will direct your estate to be divided under New Jersey’s intestate succession statute. Without a will, your assets will be distributed to your relatives, possibly even to relatives who you may not have intended to be heirs.
Planning for the future can be a great relief for your loved ones. By making these determinations now, your family will not have this burden after your death. You and your family can gain peace of mind knowing your wishes will be followed in the manner you have chosen through your legal will. Contact Kemenczy Law for skilled advice and counsel in creating a will or updating an existing will.
Probate Attorney | Guiding Families through Probate
The probate process involves court-supervised procedures that legally transfer an individual’s property after death. In New Jersey, a will must go through the probate process. All probate cases go through the Surrogate Court in the county where the decedent passed away.
West Caldwell Probate Lawyer John L. Kemenczy is well-versed in New Jersey’s probate laws. He has decades of experience helping clients navigate the unexpected issues that arise after the death of a loved one. The probate process includes:
- Organizing assets of the estate
- Determining and paying liabilities
- Identifying beneficiaries
- Transferring assets to named beneficiaries
In the event a will is contested, Mr. Kemenczy is prepared to represent your interests. He is a skilled probate litigation attorney who works zealously to protect your rights.
Contact Wills and Probate Attorney John L. Kemenczy
Updating or revising a will and settling estate matters after a loved one’s passing can be complicated. Kemenczy Law is prepared to handle the legal details for you. Call (973) 364-7700 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with Wills Attorney and Probate Lawyer John L. Kemenczy.