Alex M. Hilsen, Esq., LL.M.

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Alex M. Hilsen, Esq., LL.M. earned his J.D. at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, his B.S. at Nyack College, in Nyack, NY, and recently received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in estate planning from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar.

Mr. Hilsen has financial services and advisory experience at Fortune 500 companies such as Merrill Lynch and Citigroup where he monitored and advised clients on all avenues of investing and financial planning. Previously licensed as a General Securities Representative, Investment Advisor and Life and Health Insurance Advisor, he is familiar with a broad array of investment strategies. At Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler, Mr. Hilsen uses his financial expertise to help guide our clients in estate issues, including Special Needs trusts, Wills, and General Estate Planning.

Mr. Hilsen is the parent of a child with special needs and is dedicated to making a change in the lives of individuals with special needs and their families.

 

Why Plan Your Estate?

Why Plan Your Estate?
Estate Planning is important, no matter what the size of your estate may be. Through estate planning, you ensure that your assets will go to your intended beneficiaries. You also, may save money on taxes, court costs and attorney's fees, and prevent squabbling among your heirs and financial confusion after your death. You can also avoid probate. In addition, you can protect your estate assets against your possible future mental or physical incapacity and the catastrophic costs of long-term medical and nursing care.
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Alex M. Hilsen, Esq., LL.M. is committed to helping you protect the assets you've spent a lifetime accumulating so that you can provide for your future financial needs and leave a lasting, fulfilling legacy to your heirs in years to come.

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New Jersey Estate and Trusts Attorneys Protecting Your Child’s Future

Why does my child need a special needs trust?

There are many ways in which a special needs trust can benefit your child:

  • With a special needs trust, your child can enjoy the use of property intended to be held for their benefit.
  • Such trusts provide for those who may lack the mental capacity to handle their own financial affairs.
  • They can also offer fiscal advantages.
  • They help beneficiaries retain access to essential government benefits.
  • They can provide benefits to, and protect the assets of, physically and mentally disabled people.
  • They are designed to pay for products or services otherwise excluded from public funding. If there’s enough funding, your child may also receive spending money to use for other expenses.

Our attorneys are happy to discuss the process for setting up a special needs trust for your child that benefits them now and in the future. Contact us if we can help you with this important estate planning tool.

A special education law firm helps secure your child’s future

At Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler, our primary focus is ensuring your special needs child receives the educational opportunities he or she is entitled to, but we can also help you ensure your child’s future is protected. This can be accomplished through a special needs trust.

Understanding special needs trusts

Through a special needs trust, a disabled beneficiary can receive gifts, lawsuit settlements and other funds without being denied eligibility for many income-dependent government programs. Our attorneys draft these trust documents so that the money being provided to the disabled child (the “beneficiary”) won’t be considered as belonging to the beneficiary when the government determines benefit eligibility. Special needs trusts are frequently created by a parent or another family member for a child with special needs even though the child may be an adult by the time the trust is created or funded. Such trusts can also be set up in a will as a way for someone to leave assets to a disabled relative.

Special needs attorneys who care about your family

For more than 40 years, Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler has helped families create special needs trusts for their disabled children. Our attorneys guide you through the process at every turn. Contact us today to discuss your child’s needs. We would be happy to answer your questions over the phone at 609.409.3500 or see you for an initial consultation in our comfortable and informal office.

 

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1249 South River Road
Suite 104
Cranbury, NJ 08512

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125 Half Mile Road
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Red Bank, NJ 07701

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