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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
We provide our Atlantic County clients Estate Planning, Probate, and Estate Litigation services that include:
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.
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.
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.
A Atlantic County Probate Attorney can charge what the court determines a “reasonable fee,” read our article on Atlantic County Probate Attorney Fees
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.
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.
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.
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,
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 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!
2202 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19301
*please note that the entrance to the office building is on 17th Street near the corner of Samson St. & 17th
There are three parking garages within a one-block walk to our office:
Peter recently gave a presentation about Wills & Trusts at my employer, and it was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable and provided valuable information to the group. People were very engaged and asked several questions, all of which Peter thoroughly answered. Personally, my husband and I have selected Peter to help us with our estate planning, and he has been very helpful in providing us with all of the information we need to provide a secure future for our family. Thank you, Peter!
I have had Peter Klenk prepare and revise my will. Always professional, knowledgeable and offers great advice. Highly recommend
We recently used Peter's firm to update our wills and trusts. We found he and his staff to be well-informed, professional and highly efficient. And equally valuable, Peter explains the law in terms that a layperson can readily understand.
Answered my question quickly and referred me to a colleague that could handle my problem
I saw four lawyers and was told by all of them; I should just forget contesting my mother's will. I knew what happened, but it is very hard to prove undue influence. I contacted the Law Offices of Peter L. Klenk & Associates. Attorney Amanda DiChello took my case. They were very honest and upfront about what would be involved trying to prove what I knew was true. Attorney DiChello may be young but she is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. She listened and understood what I conveyed to her. She knew exactly what information to use and crafted an outstanding interrogatory and many powerful depositions. Attorney DiChello understood the various emotional feelings this case created for my family and me; she was always there for us with a kind and encouraging word. We went to trial. The amount of work which she and her Paralegal did for the trial was incredible. They both knew my case inside and out! Attorney DiChello's powerful interrogative and thinking skills produced a positive outcome. Attorney DiChello did what other seasoned lawyers said was impossible!