At Klenk Law we don’t do this part-time, we are laser focused on Estate Planning. We will provide you with a well-crafted estate plan that protects loved ones, saves money and avoids costly litigation. We are licensed and serve clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Florida.
Our goal is to be as efficient and time conscious as possible. While your situation may require a different method, typically we can assist a client using these steps.
You will have your own, specific concerns, but typically we will talk about a plan that addresses the following issues:
It takes years to master all the taxes that effect an Estate Plan. A good Estate Plan takes into consideration Estate Tax, Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Income Tax, and Real Estate Tax. We have many tools available, such as Irrevocable Trusts, Dynasty Trusts, AB Trusts, SLATs, and more! Let’s talk and see what plan fits your needs.
[expand title="Estate Planning Documents for Life's Big Events"]Specific, big events in your life may require special planning. Our years of experience help us recognize Estate Planning needs for your life events such as Marriage, Divorce, Special Needs Children and Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Our years of experience allow us to recognize and use the best tools for your specific facts and circumstances. We don’t have a form book; we have an encyclopedia of knowledge. Your plan will likely utilize The Big Three Estate Planning Documents, but may also use advanced Estate Planning techniques such as; Irrevocable Trusts, SLATs, Business Succession Planning and more.
If your spouse inherits all of your assets, those assets become available to your spouse’s next spouse or creditors. We have techniques that allow your spouse to enjoy the inheritance while providing shelter from attacks. We may apply advanced techniques such as Disclaimer Trusts, Insurance Trusts, AB Trusts, & Marital Trusts. The correct Estate Planning tool will depend on your particular circumstance. Follow this link to read examples of Estate Planning protecting your surviving spouse.
We have techniques, such as Dynasty Trusts and Education Trusts, that allow your descendants to enjoy their inheritance but also provide shelter from daughters-in-law and sons-in-law, as well as your children’s creditors and legal entanglements. Follow this link to read examples of Estate Planning used to protect your heirs.
Blended Family Estate Planning requires much thought. Blended families raise specific challenges and problems. We will talk about techniques such as Contracts to Will, Irrevocable Trusts, and Funeral Directives with the goal of avoiding conflict and litigation while providing for your loved one’s needs.
Your Estate Plan will require appointing fiduciaries. Each fiduciary has specific tasks and responsibilities. Some jobs require bulldog perseverance while other tasks have a need for diplomatic skills and a personality to help avoid conflict. We will help you select the right person for the right job. It is vital that you choose the right Executor, Trustee, Agent, Surrogate, and Protector. We will help you sort through the options.
We take the time to understand your situation and your family. If needed, we know steps that can help avoid needless conflict and litigation between your heirs.
Our firm has an Estate Litigation Department. We know Will Contests. This knowledge helps us as Estate Planning Attorneys to draft estate planning documents to avoid conflict. Experience is the only way to learn how to avoid traps. An attorney unfamiliar with Estate Litigation hasn’t the experience to avoid Will Contest as we can.
LGBT Estate Planning has become simpler with the recognition of same-sex marriage, but unique challenges exist. Special drafting can address issues that arise with unmarried couples or children from prior relationships. We have years of experience with Estate Planning for LGBT couples, let’s brainstorm!
No one knows your business as you do, so you should be part of crafting the estate plan addressing your business. Don’t leave this up to the State or an executor unfamiliar with your business. Without Business Succession Planning, your valuable asset might fade away soon after your death. Employees might feel insecure, or a salesforce may fear an unknown new owner causing flight, leaving the business floundering. A well thought out Business Succession Plan is vital.
Peter provided outstanding advice and preparation of a will and trusts.
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.
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...
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!
Great friendly staff
Tremendous firm with bright, kind and tenacious people. Great representation for our family.
I'm totally satisfied with Klenk Law. Peter has a great legal mind with the personality of the guy next door.
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!
Peter and his staff are very responsive and always willing to help my clients and in a cost efficient manner.
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.
Answered my question quickly and referred me to a colleague that could handle my problem
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.
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.
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!
Peter provided outstanding advice and preparation of a will and trusts.
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!
You & your staff are the best thank you for everything.
Peter and his staff handled all of our needs in a very professional and timely matter.
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.
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.
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.
Always professional and very responsive. Everyone on the staff that I have worked with. I look forward to continuing our relationship.
Affable...yet surprisingly cerebral estate planning atty. High marks all the way around.
Peter and his associates made things easy for us.