(Including Wills, Living
Wills & Power of Attorney)
What is a Will?
A Will is a written document expressing
your wishes regarding the disposition
of both your real property and personal
Who needs a Will?
Anyone who owns property, real or personal,
and is 18 years or older and who is competent.
Once a will is created, can it
Absolutely. A Will can be changed at any
time prior to the death of the Testator
(the person creating the will). These
changes must be done with the same formality
required for the creation of the Will.
An addition to the Will is called a Codicil.
How do I make a Will?
Under New Jersey Law, a Will must be in
writing, and executed by a competent person
who is 18 years or older. The Will must
be executed before two witnesses and before
a Notary Public or New Jersey Attorney.
What is a Living Will / Medical
Power of Attorney and the benefit of having
A Living Will is a document where you
can specify which life sustaining measures
you do and do not want to be taken on
your behalf in the event of catastrophic
illness. The person or persons that you
name in this document are authorized to
make medical decisions on your behalf.
A Medical Power of Attorney, on the other
hand, is a document you have prepared
in advance of a medical emergency, which
names a person or persons who are authorized
to make medical decisions on your behalf.
How often should a Will be updated?
As a rule of thumb a Will should be reviewed
at least annually to ensure that you have
not had any major "life changing"
events. An annual review of the Guardians,
Executors, and Trustees is also recommended.
You should not make hand made changes
or alterations to the Will or any other
legal document after they are signed.
Where do I keep my Executed Will,
Living Will and Medical Power of Attorney?
All original documents should be kept
in a safe place where you or your potential
Executor will have easy access to them
For More Information,
Contact us at:
The Law Firm of Pawar Gilgallon & Rudy, LLC
6 South Street, Suite 201
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
(973) 605.8800 tel
(973) 605.8020 fax