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Instructions for Estate Administration — West Orange Attorneys

When creating your estate plan, there may be information that you want to pass on to your heirs that falls outside of the normal estate planning documents. Whether it includes a password to an e-mail account or the location of your bank accounts, a letter of instruction can provide guidance to your loved ones in the event of your death or if you become incapacitated.

At The Law Offices of Brenda McElnea, we are dedicated to helping our clients create a comprehensive estate plan that accounts for all aspects of their property, finances and their final wishes. Our West Orange lawyer and paralegals draft instructions for estate administration, wills, trusts and other estate planning tools to help our clients plan for the future. We represent clients throughout Essex and Monmouth counties, and northern and central New Jersey.

What Are Instructions for Estate Administration?

A letter of instruction, also referred to as instructions for estate administration, is not a legal document, such as a will or power of attorney. Instead, the purpose of this document is to provide key information to your loved ones if you die or become incapacitated. This could include:

  • Messages to your loved ones
  • Instructions for your funeral and burial
  • Location of your assets, bank accounts and safe deposit boxes
  • Passwords to computers and online accounts
  • Location of documents such as your will or the deed to your home
  • The names of beneficiaries and those who should be notified
  • Contact information for your attorney, financial advisor and other professionals

We can help you create a letter of instruction and advise you on your estate planning options. When your letter of instruction has been written, be sure to tell your loved ones where they can find it so you can rest assured that your message will be delivered.

Contact an Estate Planning Lawyer Serving Middlesex County

Before drafting instructions for estate administration for your relatives and loved ones, speak with an experienced attorney about your estate planning goals. To discuss your options with an attorney at our New Jersey law firm, contact us online or call 866-241-8477.