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Wills, Trusts and Estates

We help guide you through the numerous considerations and options available in this complex field of trusts estates and wills.

With the uncertainty of what the future holds including concerns about providing for your heirs, managing your assets during your lifetime in case of incapacity, and planning for long term care, it is more important than ever to consult with a knowledgeable professional.

Our practice group can assist you in matters involving :

  • Creation of sound estate plans
  • Health Care Directives and living wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Living Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Income Only Trusts
  • Family Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Estate and trust administration
  • Federal and State tax planning
  • Will contests and caveats
  • Estate litigation

Core Practice Areas

  • Succession Planning
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate & Trust Planning


Renata A. Mizak, Practice Leader


August 20, 2023
Community's Choice Awards Winners
The New Jersey Herald published its 2023 Community's Choice Awards and recognized Laddey Clark & Ryan, LLP as the winner in its Law Firm category.
August 1, 2023
National Make-a-Will Month
August is National Make-a-Will Month.
July 10, 2023
June 2023 Issue of Laddey Clark & Ryan's Estate Planning and Elder Law Newsletter
Did you know that August is National Make-a-Will Month?
June 28, 2023
Laddey Clark & Ryan Names Two New Shareholders
Attorneys Timothy E. Dinan and Renata A. Mizak have become Shareholders in Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP.
November 12, 2020
How Do We Plan Our Estate in a COVID-19 World?
Renata Mizak will present "How Do We Plan Our Estate in a COVID-19 World?" a complimentary webinar presented by the Newton Medical Center Foundation.
April 16, 2020
New Law Allows Remote Notarization in NJ During COVID-19
On April 14, 2020, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed A-3903/S-2336 into law, allowing remote notarial acts during a Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency declared by the Governor, in Executive Order 103 of 2020. A.3903...
April 16, 2020
Laddey, Clark & Ryan's COVID-19 Advisory Team Expands to Serve Community's Needs
One month into the COVID-19 crisis, Laddey Clark & Ryan continues to ramp up its COVID-19 LCR Advisory practice to serve the expanding and continually evolving needs of the community...
April 15, 2020
Importance of Advance Planning Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic A Focus on "Living" Documents During Illness and Incapacity
As Estate Planning practitioners, we strongly encourage all individuals over the age of 18 to have, at the very least and even without a looming health threat, the following three estate planning documents: Will, Power of Attorney, and Advance Directive for Healthcare (commonly known as the Living Will)...
March 19, 2020
Six Laddey, Clark & Ryan Attorneys Recognized as New Jersey Super Lawyers
SPARTA – Six attorneys at Laddey, Clark & Ryan LLP have been recognized as New Jersey Super Lawyers or New Jersey Rising Stars...
March 11, 2020
Kadkoy Joins Laddey, Clark & Ryan
Shan Kadkoy has joined Laddey Clark & Ryan LLP as an associate, concentrating his practice in Wills, Trusts & Estates and Government Services...
November 1, 2019
How Do We Plan Our Estate Now That Everything Has Changed?
Presented By: Renata A. Mizak, Esq., LCR Chair of Wills, Trusts & Estates and Elder Law.
November 1, 2019
Revocable Living Trusts (RLTs)
The Revocable Living Trust ("RLT" or often referred to simply as a "Living Trust") has been a popular estate planning tool for many years. It is a trust...
October 17, 2019
Planned Giving From Start to Success
The materials for the Fourth Annual Non-Profit Summit are located here. If you seek further information, please contact Charlee at
October 8, 2019
Mizak to Present at Newton Medical Center
Renata Mizak, Practice Leader of the Wills, Trusts and Estates practice group...
October 7, 2019
Attorney Presents at Workshop of The Network of Women Advisors of Raymond James
Renata Mizak was a presenter for the first workshop...
June 11, 2019
Estates Attorney to Present for Sussex County Chamber of Commerce
Laddey Clark & Ryan's Renata Mizak, Practice Leader of the firm's Wills, Trusts and Estates practice group, and head of the...
September 19, 2017
Does Your Estate Plan Ease the Burden for Your Loved Ones?
After a life-changing event, such as having a child, marriage or divorce, it is essential that you review your estate …
September 1, 2017
Renata Mizak Discusses Estate Planning in the Sunday Business Section of the NJ Herald
Renata Mizak, Chair of the Trusts & Estates and Elder Law Practice Groups at Laddey, Clark & Ryan discusses estate …
August 14, 2017
Why You Should Use a Lawyer for Medicaid
Many seniors and their families do not use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they …