Klenk Law

Klenk Law is a boutique law firm laser-focused on all aspects of Estate Law. For our Atlantic County clients, we divide the practice into three complimentary divisions:

Advising our Estate Planning clients includes Will drafting, designating Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Planning, Probate, reducing death taxes and protecting assets and planning for Business Succession. At larger law firms, Estate Law is likely only a small part of their practice. In our practice, estate clients always come first.

We believe estate planning is a lifelong activity and we see ourselves as your long-term trusted advisor. Quite simply, we want to help you achieve your goals, and we know how to do so. Klenk Law is committed to providing the very best legal counsel and estate planning techniques for our Atlantic County clients.

Our mission is to make estate planning, probate and even estate litigation as pain-free as possible.

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Why Work With Us?

CONVENIENT HOURS & LOCATIONS: Evenings, weekends, whatever works for you, we will make it happen.

EASY TO WORK WITH & EASY TO UNDERSTAND: We excel at explaining complex tax & asset protection techniques so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your Family.

FAIR & TRANSPARENT PRICING: Our deep understanding of estate law gives us the ability to quickly pinpoint solutions to reach your goals, saving you time & money.

FLEXIBLE ESTATE & PROBATE SERVICES: We can help you with a single issue or the entire process.

Wills and Estate Planning in Atlantic County

Estate planning may seem like a tedious and burdensome activity, but that doesn’t have to be the case. At Klenk Law, our goal is to make it easy for you. Owner and Principal Attorney Peter Klenk has a gift for making complex legal and financial techniques very easy to understand. During your initial free consultation, he will clearly explain the various options available to protect your assets, limit your tax exposure, and how to avoid unnecessary probate costs or future litigation. We will guide you step-by-step through making the best decisions for you and your family.

We Make Estate Planning in Atlantic County Painless; It’s What We Do!

Atlantic County Probate and Estate Administration Attorneys

Estate Administration and Probate can be legally complicated and emotionally draining. Klenk Law is a boutique probate firm dedicated to providing effective probate legal services to clients in Atlantic County.

Should you be an Executor, Guardian or Trustee, in Atlantic County, our job is to advise you. Klenk Law’s Probate Attorneys provide step-by-step guidance to protect executors and trustees from litigation and ensure proper estate administration.

We offer flexible probate assistance. We can help you with one or two aspects of Probate, such as the New Jersey Inheritance and Estates Tax Returns, or obtaining releases for you from liability. Or, if you want, we can handle the whole thing, no problem! We will give you peace of mind throughout the entire process.

Assisting Executors To Quickly and Efficiently Probate Atlantic County Estates is What Our Probate Lawyers Do!

Atlantic County, NJ Will Contest & Estate Litigation Attorneys

Unfortunately, there may come a time when your estate matter becomes a litigation matter. If you are involved in any dispute over any aspect of a Atlantic County estate, whether you are the plaintiff or defendant, Klenk Law can represent you. Our experienced estate litigation attorneys handle estate litigation on a full-time basis, not part-time. We provide our clients with high-quality, trusted legal counsel. Whether prosecuting or defending, our years of experience in the probate courts gives us the in-depth knowledge needed to protect your rights in probate and trust disputes. We work hard to make the process easier and manageable for our clients.

Atlantic County Will Contests and Atlantic County Estate Litigation, It’s What We Do.

Common Estate Questions.

What Are Your Estate Planning Practice Specialties?

 

Where Does Atlantic County Probate Take Place?

The Atlantic County Surrogate oversees Probate in Atlantic County. The New Jersey Constitution established the Surrogate Court as the court in each county responsible for certain duties and functions related to wills, guardianships and matters regarding incapacitated persons. The current Atlantic County Surrogate is the Honorable James Curcio, whose offices are in the Atlantic County Civil Court House, 1201 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Does your Firm Provide Estate Planning for the Atlantic County LGBT Community?

Certainly! Though same-sex marriage is accepted law, there are still concerns unique to the LGBT community. Historical prejudice and existing hostility both political and familial adds a layer of complication other couples need not address. Please read my article about LGBT Estate Planning.

What Happens to Someone's Estate if They Die Without a Will in Atlantic County?

If you die without a Will, you are “Intestate.” If you have no Estate Plan, then your assets pass under New Jersey’s plan. A Will allows you to craft a plan that reflects your real wishes. The Intestacy Rules do not take your wishes into consideration. For more, read our article that addresses Atlantic County Intestacy.

How Much Should a Atlantic County Probate Attorney Charge?

A Atlantic County Probate Attorney can charge what the court determines a “reasonable fee,” read our article on Atlantic County Probate Attorney Fees

How Much Can a Atlantic County Executor Charge?

Unlike neighboring Pennsylvania, the answer can be simple. The New Jersey legislature has enacted a series of statutes detailing an acceptable Atlantic County executor fee for an average estate when the testator has not specified otherwise. Keep in mind that, for drawn out, or complex estates, an executor may be entitled to greater compensation.” For more information read our article on New Jersey Executors Fees.

How Much Can a Atlantic County Trustee Charge as a Fee?

The Trust document often states the Trustee’s fee, which is often “reasonable.” If however, the grantor has failed to specify the compensation, the New Jersey legislature has provided for a statutory fee schedule. However, this does not apply to corporate fiduciaries. For more information read our article on New JerseyTrustee Fees.

What is the Maximum Atlantic County Power of Attorney Fee?

In New Jersey, if the principal has not specifically stated the compensation, the agent is not entitled to a fee without the appropriate Court’s approval. For more information, read our article on New Jersey Agent Fees or New Jersey Power of Attorney Fees.

How Much Can a Atlantic County Guardian Charge For His Services?

New Jersey has adopted the same fee schedule for guardians and trustees. The bifurcated approach that allows a guardian to take a percentage based fee on any income received during the year, and another percentage based on the principal. For more details, read our article about New Jersey Guardianship Fees.

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Our New Jersey Location:

Our meeting space in Cherry Hill is located in the Towne Park at Garden State business center. The third-floor office overlooks the pedestrian-friendly heart of Garden State Park, situated in one of the most prosperous regions in southern New Jersey. We look forward to meeting with our Southern New Jersey clients at this convenient new location

923 Haddonfield Road,
Suite 300
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 08002
Call Us To Schedule a Free Consultation: 609-270-4306

We strive to make our services available so that you never need to leave your home. We can gather most information by phone, email or video conference. If necessary, we can even come to your home. If a Burlington County interview, meeting or deposition is needed, we utilize the Regus business office system, giving us access to meeting space throughout the world, including meeting rooms throughout New Jersey.

Our Main Office in Philadelphia:

Our Philadelphia office is our central office, located in Rittenhouse Square which is easy to access using public transportation or via 1-95 or I-76.

Rittenhouse Square is home to some of the city’s best restaurants, galleries, hotels, spas, and salons. Our office’s location is arguably the city’s best shopping district with small boutiques, big brand name stores and everything in between. Make a day out of your trip to our office, do some shopping or have lunch or dinner!

1701 Walnut Street,
6th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19301
215-790-1095

*please note that the entrance to the office building is on 17th Street near the corner of Samson St. & 17th

Parking For Klenk Law Philadelphia

There are three parking garages within a one-block walk to our office:

  • On Sansom Street between 16th Street and 17th Street
  • On Sansom Street between 17th Street and 18th Street
  • On 17th Street between Walnut Street and Locust Street

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