New Jersey Estate Lawyer
Nicholas A. Giuditta
We often can find ourselves in complicated situations, such as dealing with complex estate and tax issues, where we feel ill-equipped to make informed decisions. The longer you wait to properly plan, however, the fewer options you will have to avoid excessive taxation and secure the future of your beneficiaries. With proper planning and the help of a skilled Westfield estate lawyer, you can protect your family and your assets.
Nicholas A. Giuditta III, Attorney at Law, provides trusted advice to clients for a variety of estate planning and elder law issues in New Jersey. We provide the quality services sometimes associated with a large law firm, but are able to do so in a more personal environment. This unique quality enables us to respond more effectively to our clients’ needs.
Experienced Probate and Estate Administration in New Jersey
If you have been named the executor of an estate, you may feel like a heavy weight has been put on your shoulders. You have a responsibility to fulfill the wishes of the deceased and act in accordance with the law. A knowledgeable probate lawyer can help you ensure estate administration is carried out as efficiently as possible.
A Union County Elder Law Attorney With a Straightforward Approach
For those who have reached retirement age, attending to issues such as assisted living options, living wills and protecting your assets for your heirs can have even more urgency attached to them.
Our founding attorney, Nicholas Giuditta, is a skilled Westfield estate planning attorney with 30 years of experience. His goal is to provide honest and timely advice to each of our clients. He will meet one on one with you to understand your situation, explain your options and guide you through the legal process.
Sound Advice for Every Scenario
To schedule an initial consultation for your estate law matter, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone at 908.232.0099. We promptly reply to all phone calls and e-mails, usually within the same day. We serve clients throughout New Jersey from our Westfield location.
How Can We Help You ?
I’ve engaged Nick on a couple of separate occasions where I was appointed as executor. Nick was very knowledgeable on all issues I’ve had to deal with including liquidation of private investments. I’ve even used Nick for my own estate planning.
Nick is top notch. I’ve known him since law school, and even though I am an attorney, I needed Nick’s expertise in assisting with my parents’ situation, which involved dementia and other myriad issues. Nick is calm and reassuring, and knew exactly how to handle such a complex and emotional situation. He was patient and listened. He provided excellent advice and was incredibly attentive. He is knowledgeable, proficient and responsive. And I can tell you that mine was a very unusual situation, and Nick stepped up to the plate and handled everything with confidence, class, and elan. I never hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing assistance in estate planning.
I had no idea estate planning was so important until my mom was diagnosed with cancer and had 6 weeks to live. A neighbor recommended Nicholas Giuditta. The first phone call and meeting sealed the deal. His compassion, understanding, and willingness to guide me thru this process when time was of the essence lifted a large burden off of my shoulders. Estate planning at any time is overwhelming but Nick was there with professional guidance and a shoulder to lean on every step of the way. He was always willing to answer any questions, give legal advice, and assist in handling a lot of family drama. I was so pleased with Nick’s services, that my husband and I actually did ‘our’ estate planning with Nick. I would highly recommend Nicholas Giuditta! You not only receive the best professional help but also make a friend in the process!
I hired Nick Giuditta to settle legal issues regarding my mother’s estate. I found him to be a very knowledgeable and capable attorney who carefully listened to the problems about my mother’s estate, asked questions, and he took the time to explain my options and the pros and cons of each possible outcome. I also found him to be always professional, diligent, efficient and transparent in keeping me informed as to everything he was working on that led to the ultimate goal of fairly settling all of the legal issues on my mother’s estate. He met and exceeded all of my expectations. I would hire him again to represent me, and I would not hesitate to recommend Nick’s legal talents, skills and abilities to any person.
I hired Mr. Giuditta to handle my late father’s estate. He did an excellent job in explaining to me what the legalities were concerning my father’s last will and testament. There were items he pointed out that I didn’t even realize I was entitled to that brought upon a messy lawsuit by my family. Mr. Giuditta represented me throughout the proceedings with professionalism and dignity. The outcome was favorable for both sides but sadly proved that money is the root to all evil. I would hire him again without question.
I was referred to Nicholas Giuditta by a friend to have some legal documents drawn up. Mr. Giuditta was very professional, explaining the purpose and use of each and every document , listening to my questions and input. I found him to be very understanding and pleasant to deal with. I would certainly use him for other similar matters and would highly recommend him to others.
Nick Giuditta was there during the worst days of my life. It’s not often when you come across a lawyer who really cares. He was instrumental in settling my father’s estate. His guidance is what I had hoped for. He effectively communicated each step that needed to be taken and made certain I had a clear understanding of the process. He is empathetic towards his clients needs and also builds a strong rapport with those he interacts with. I would highly recommend Nick to anyone who is searching for a lawyer.
Nicholas A. Giuditta, III
My name is Nick Giuditta. I represent individuals seeking advice in estate and tax planning, probate law , guardianship and related elder law matters. I have practiced law for 30 years and established a law firm in 2000 in Cranford and later moved my practice to Westfield. I regularly represent executors of estates, trustees and other fiduciaries either as an advocate in court or in connection with the administration of estates and trusts. I am commonly appointed by area judges to serve as administrator of estates and as guardian or counsel for those in need of such assistance.
I provide seminars to fellow attorneys in my capacity as co-chair of the Union County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. I also speak to various community based groups on the significance of proper estate planning including information about Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives.
Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives
Wills are designed to prevent estate disputes among beneficiaries after a death, but poorly drafted documents...
Probate and Estate Administration
If you have been named executor of a deceased family member’s estate, either through a will or by probate court, you may feel overwhelmed by the legal...
Special Needs Trusts
If you have members of your family who are disabled or incapacitated, creating a special needs trust allows you to provide for their future needs...
Guardianships and Conservatorships
For many elderly or aging adults, the time may come when managing their financial and medical affairs can become challenging and overwhelming...
Real Estate Transactions
There are many complexities in the purchase or sale of a residence or commercial property..
Land Use Law
Many times a homeowner or business will need to expand the building in which they live or work. Due to the peculiarities of each town’s ordinances...
We promptly reply to all phone calls and e-mails, usually within the same day. We serve clients throughout New Jersey from our Westfield location.
New Jersey Estate Tax Planning
Upon death, the state of New Jersey imposes an estate tax on property that exceeds a total value of $2 Million