Skip to Content
Klenk Law

Klenk Law is a boutique law firm laser-focused on all aspects of Estate Law. For our Burlington 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 Burlington County clients.

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

To learn more about our firm CLICK HERE.

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 Burlington County, N.J.

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 Burlington County painless; it’s what we do!

To learn more about our estate planning process CLICK HERE.

Burlington 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 Burlington County.

Should you be an Executor, Guardian or Trustee, in Burlington 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 Burlington County Estates is What Our Probate Lawyers do!

To learn more about our Burlington County Probate and Estate Administration services CLICK HERE.

Burlington 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 Burlington 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.

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

Common Estate Questions.

What Are Your Estate Planning Practice Specialties?

Where Does Burlington County Probate Take Place?

The Burlington County Surrogate oversees Probate in Burlington 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 Burlington County Surrogate is Mary Ann O’Brien.

To see all New Jersey Surrogates contact Information CLICK HERE

Does your Firm Provide Estate Planning for the Burlington 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?

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 New Jersey Intestacy.

How Much Should a New Jersey Probate Attorney Charge?

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

How Much Can a New Jersey Executor Charge?

Unlike neighboring Pennsylvania, the answer can be simple. The New Jersey legislature has enacted a series of statutes detailing an acceptable Burlington 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 New Jersey 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 Jersey Trustee Fees.

What is the Maximum New Jersey 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 details, read our article on New Jersey Agent Fees or New Jersey Power of Attorney Fees.

How Much Can a New Jersey 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.

To Read More New Jersey Estate Planning and Probate FAQs Click Here

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 19103
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

What Our clients are saying

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter provided outstanding advice and preparation of a will and trusts.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter was excellent. He explained everything very clearly and is super friendly. My wife and I originally tried using a lawyer through group legal coverage, but unfortunately the old adage - "you get what you pay for" - applied to the other lawyer, and we decided to go with a real professional.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

When it came down to picking the right attorney to handle my affairs, I knew right away it was this firm. From speaking to their secretary to speaking to Peter I knew I was making the right decision. After only a few mins Peter knew right away what I was looking for and handled all my questions professionally and even gave me great feedback that put my mind at ease. All that without even giving a single penny! So of course I hired him! So far so good...

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

AWESOME LAWYER! Peter Klenk is an exceptional attorney and a very nice person! Today I spoke with Peter about estate planning and was impressed with by his professionalism, cordiality, and attention to detail. I highly recommend Klenk Law for probates, wills, trusts, and other issues germane to estate planning!

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Great friendly staff

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Tremendous firm with bright, kind and tenacious people. Great representation for our family.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

I'm totally satisfied with Klenk Law. Peter has a great legal mind with the personality of the guy next door.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Everything about my experience was a 10+! Peter and his staff made what I thought would be a difficult process easy and understandable. Every detail was handled correctly. No other firm could possibly do better than Klenk Law!

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter and his staff are very responsive and always willing to help my clients and in a cost efficient manner.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Like another reviewer, I contacted Peter through his website using the free consultation link, for a question regarding PA inheritance taxes. The question was quite technical and difficult to explain, and the answer was nowhere to be found on the web. Peter grasped precisely what I was asking, and provided a clear, helpful response (with a touch of humor) the very next day.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Answered my question quickly and referred me to a colleague that could handle my problem

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Mr. Klenk, quickly understood the circumstances presented and provided clear and concise advice. This advice provided me with the information I required to progress the case to my advantage.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter is excellent. I had a very complicated situation with my parents' estate planning and potential Medicaid needs. Peter was very knowledgeable in estate planning matters, able to define the best solution for the situation. Additionally, he was congenial and able to communicate effectively to my senior citizen parents the benefits of estate planning. He earned my trust, and more importantly, my parents' trust in a 45 mins consultation period. Highly recommend Peter. He is very easy to work with.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

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!

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter provided outstanding advice and preparation of a will and trusts.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter explained things in a way that was easy to understand. Everything was done in the time frame he said it. Could not have been better!

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

You & your staff are the best thank you for everything.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter and his staff handled all of our needs in a very professional and timely matter.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter Klenk made a complex subject understandable and allowed us to move forward with our estate planning. He was patient with our questions and creative in the solutions he proposed.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter explained a complex subject very clearly, helped us to decide the best approach to managing our estate and then made it very easy for us to execute the required documents. He will be a valuable resource for years to come and clearly has a great understanding of estate law that will lead to innovative solutions for us. I would unhesitatingly recommend him for estate planning.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Fantastic customer service. Very personable and most importantly they provide great explanations of what is required based on your individual needs. Highly recommend Klenk Law for anyone that needs to create a will and estate documents.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Always professional and very responsive. Everyone on the staff that I have worked with. I look forward to continuing our relationship.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Surprisingly easy

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Affable...yet surprisingly cerebral estate planning atty. High marks all the way around.

Klenk Law Logo
Stars

Peter and his associates made things easy for us.

Let us put our expertise to work for you.

Free consultation within 24 hours.