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Experienced New Jersey Trusts and Estates Attorney

With more than 22 years of experience, the Law Office of Linda Ballan, L.L.C. possesses in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trust and estate issues, including:

  • Estate Planning
  • Will Drafting and Execution
  • Estate and InheritanceTax Issues
  • Executorship Duties
  • Guardianships
  • Living Wills
  • Living Trusts
  • Estate Administration and Probate
  • Powers of attorney
  • Special Needs Trusts

Attorney Linda Ballan can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. She thoroughly analyzes your estate and determines the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes, and protecting your loved ones. Ms. Ballan can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts, if beneficial to your estate.

Probate
Linda Ballan applies her extensive knowledge about New Jersey courts to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. She assists executors in all steps of the process, including:

  • Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
  • Filing the will with the court
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring decedent’s assets
  • Preparing and filing estate and inheritance tax returns
  • Valuating the estate
  • Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Linda Ballan has the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. As a skilled mediator, she can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships.

Contact, Linda Ballan, a meticulous estate planning lawyer
For estate planning services throughout northern New Jersey, call the Law Office of Linda Ballan, L.L.C. at 973.429.0900 or contact Ms. Ballan online.

The Law Office of Linda Ballan, L.L.C. is located in Bloomfield and serves clients in
Montclair and Nutley, and throughout Essex County and northern New Jersey.