Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Westfield Wills, Trusts, and Estate Attorney

Serving New Jersey clients facing estate planning, administration, and litigation

Estate planning is an important thing to consider. Through a will, trusts, healthcare directive, and other testamentary instruments, you can ensure that your wishes for yourself and your estate are followed by your loved ones. Once you are gone, an executor of the will and a trustee to manage any trusts will carry out those wishes. Even though you have taken every step to ease the stress you and your family, things happen and some estates face litigation. In order to avoid litigation, you should retain an experienced and effective attorney to make sure that all testamentary documents are executed properly. If you are a beneficiary of an estate or believe that you should be, you should have an attorney on your side to represent your needs if anything was to impact the process. If you need a skillful and compassionate attorney for legal support, contact Joseph Gachko, Attorney at Law.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is an important part of life. If you have accumulated assets over your life, you probably have a vision of how you would like to distribute them after you pass. Though it is a difficult topic to bear, estate planning benefits you and your family. Without drafting testamentary documents, including a will or trusts, your assets could be allocated by a court, often against your wishes. More

Estate Administration

Though most of us would rather avoid discussing the end of one’s life, it is a reality for all of us. Estate planning is an extremely important step all of us should consider. If you have goals for your estate and assets, estate planning is the way to achieve them. Through a will, you can dictate how your estate will function after your passing. If you successfully make a will, there are a few steps your executor must take to close the estate and follow your wishes, including bringing a will to probate, gathering assets, guiding their distribution, and more. More

Wills & Trusts

When facing the future, it is important to prepare for all situations. After you pass, wills and trusts are tools that allow you to make the important decisions that will affect your estate when you are gone. Wills and trusts are called testamentary documents. While being proactive about how you want your estate to function when you are gone, testamentary documents can relieve the stress of family members who should focus on healing. More


When a loved one passes, it is emotionally challenging for all that knew the deceased. The probate of a will can be an overwhelming process that burdens one with undue stress dealing with complex legal and financial issues related to estate administration. If you are acting as the executor of the will, you have an overwhelming responsibility. Probate is the process by which a court will allocate assets and real property to heirs and beneficiaries. More

Estate Litigation

Before people pass, they usually take the necessary steps to ensure that their wishes are followed and their estate functions the way they hoped. This is supposed to ease their stress of not knowing what will happen once they are gone. It also helps avoid stress among the family left behind so that they may focus on healing. Unfortunately, wills, trusts, and other testamentary instruments may be contested for their validity for a variety of reasons. More