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Christine Lim Matus

Estate planning Attorney at Toms River, NJ

5.0   26 reviews

also known as Christine L. Matus


Licensed for 26 years

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    70%
    I help people protect assets especially those with special needs children so they can have the lifestyle they deserve.

    27 years

  2. Real estate
    30%
    I help people buy and sell real estate investments.

    27 years

Christine L. Matus protects assets for families in two main areas: estate plannning, especially for parents of special needs children, and real estate transactions. With over twenty years of experience, Christine brings a wealth of practical and creative solutions to your problems. 

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Licensed for 26 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/04/2022

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Christine Lim Matus

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Posted by Maureen | March 1, 2013
Maureen
Christine is truly a compassionate, caring professional. She took her time to listen and gave practical advice.
Posted by Sharon | March 22, 2010
Real Estate
She is so friendly and well informed. The closing was so difficult but Christine knew how to explain our options and place us at ease. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I was in need of a special needs trust for my brother. Christine Matus provided excellent information and was able to establish a trust under the time constraints I was working under.
Posted by Susan | August 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Law Firm
The Matus Law Group was phenomenal to work with when we needed to redo our wills, living wills, advance directives, and the Special Needs Trust for our daughter who is permanently disabled and will need lifelong care. We have peace of mind knowing that everything is in place should something unexpected happen to us. We felt we were in excellent hands in that everything was explained to us along the way. Christine Matus and Colleen Clark were very professional, knowledgable, and easy to work with. The law office staff were great as well. I would not hesitate to recommend the Matus Law Group to family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful, caring, and helpful attorney
My husband and I hired Christine for a real estate purchase and estate planning, and she and her team were incredibly helpful and great from start to finish. We loved Christine's warmth and ability to explain things in easy-to-understand terms, and really appreciated her and her team's great communication throughout the whole process. We highly recommend Matus Law for all your real estate and estate-planning needs!
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Posted by Ryan | July 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
Christine and her staff were phenomenal throughout the duration of our real estate transactions. We hired them for both the purchase and sale of a home, and it was worth every penny. They stayed on top of every detail and supported us throughout several tricky and nuanced situations. Their expertise and competence gave us a such confidence and peace of mind. It was enormous weight off of our shoulders.
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Posted by Bruce | May 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome attorney
I worked with Christine in advising a local non-profit organization and found her to be very caring and mindful of the best interests of the organization. I highly endorse Christine!
Response from Christine Matus May 14, 2018
Thank you, Bruce!
Posted by Valerie | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Attorney Matus is great! Very compassionate and throrough. I highly recommend her and her staff.
Response from Christine Matus May 3, 2018
It was a pleasure helping you!
Posted by Fran | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Home Purchase
Professional, Courteous & Caring are the words I would use to describe my experience with Christine & Jennifer. Jennifer was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process making sure that all paperwork and necessary transaction information was completed in a timely manner.
Response from Christine Matus January 24, 2018
Thank you so much, Fran. It was an honor for us to help you with this. We wish you well!
Posted by Cassandra | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!!
Christine & Jennifer make an awesome team! They made purchasing my first home both enjoyable & a great experience. Not only are they friendly, but they are very knowledgeable and always willing to go above and beyond to explain everything. The entire home buying process took a while, but they reassured me every step of the way & helped in whatever way possible. Most importantly, they made themselves approachable and always readily available to address any concerns. Their entire office staff is both professional & well deserving of 5 stars. Thanks again for making my first home purchase a great experience!
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Posted by Betty | May 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a pleasure
We closed today on our house. We worked with Christine Mattus and her very accommodating staff. It was a very professional experience . All communication was expedient and timely . She was particularly helpful with the process and we went through it with ease. Any questions were answered quickly, all steps were explained and her staff is so very pleasant . Christine is so pleasant and takes any stress out of what could be a stressful experience . I highly recommend using her services!
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Posted by Ernie | May 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matus Law
The entire staff was knowledgeable and helpful. They expertly and smoothly guided me through what otherwise would have been a stressful and complicated process. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by Bob and Ida | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Closing on our new home.
We were recommended to use The Matus Law Group for our real estate attorney which was the best decision we made. The staff was superior. They tended to all of our needs in a very timely manner. We were extremely impressed with the professionalism and care to help us succeed in the closing of our new home.
Posted by Kevin | April 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience with the Matus Team
It was a pleasure working with Christine Matus and her team. I sincerely appreciated the assistance of Colleen, Juliana and especially Jennifer, who worked tirelessly to get the closing done on time. It was reassuring to have such a professional team working on my behalf and keeping us on schedule. I would highly recommend them to friends and family for future legal needs.
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Posted by Kate | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful!
Womderful experience! Everything was explained clearly and with no condescension. Everything was taken care of quickly, cleanly and exactly how it was explained to me that it would!!! Very professional team, always in communication wih me! They made me feel as if I was their only client!! Highly recommend & thank you for your wonderful service!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Jim and Linda M. | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Caring Compasionate Attorney!
We have been very fortunate to have found Attorney Christine Matus to represent us on several real estate transactions as well as working with us to put together a comprehensive estate plan as well as our living wills. If you are looking for an attorney that genuinely cares for her clients, you've found her in Christine Matus. Call her for your real estate transactions, estate plans and/or living wills, you will never regret it!
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best first time experience
My first time purchasing a home could not have been more perfect because of Christine Matus and her amazing assistant Jennifer! With any issues or questions these two were right by my side! if your looking for great service then Christine Matus is the perfect match for you! I can not express enough how great these two are!
Posted by Dave | January 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional & Great Service
My wife and I hired Christine Matus for estate planning. She came highly recommended by my coworker. Mrs. Matus along with her staff provided professional service. The team made the process simple and thoroughly explained everything. Our documents professionally packaged and were delivered within a timely manner. She exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend her for estate planning.
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Posted by Matt | November 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sale of my home in NJ
This law office was upfront very communicative and clearly explained anticipated procedures for completing sale of my home in NJ. One occasion, there was a crack for review process by me, but overall their service was very prompt and efficient. In particular, one of her staffs was excellent to help me in an entire process. I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in selling properties in NJ.
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Posted by Thomas | December 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Real Estate lawyer!
Being new to the Jersey Shore area and buying my first house I was nervous about choicing a good lawyer. I heard some horror stories from people who had bad experiences because they choice a bad lawyer. My real estate woman sent me a list of real estate lawyers in the Toms River area. We researched all of them and Mrs Matos had the best reviews. They helped us step by step, explained the process as we went forward, always returned my calls promptly, had our best interest in mind, protected us from all the legal mumbo jumbo and made sure we closed when I wanted to. Even when the broker tried to delay it. When we closed we were greeted with a big welcome and congratulations sign with bottle of champagne. And few months later, she called us just to say hi and see how we were. Thank you mts matus. Can't go wrong with her!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Christine L. Matus, LLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate
  • Tomar Simonoff Adourian & O'Brien
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Kelaher Garvey Ballou & Van Dyke
  • 1995 - 1998

Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Oxford University
  • 1993
  • Rutgers University
  • BA
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Defended Heirs in Litigated Matter
  • Prevailed

Associations

  • 21 Plus
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Down Syndrome Association of Central Jersey
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • MOCEANS
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Filipino Cultural Development Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Jersey Shore Down syndrome Association
  • Advisory Board
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association, Womens Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • YMCA Ocean
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Central Ocean Rotary
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Advisory Board
  • 2011 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Dutch

Awards

  • Best Lawyers for Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer for Estate and Trusts
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Special Needs Lawyer 2016
  • Corporate Livewire
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Rues Ratings
  • 2015
  • Special Needs Lawyer of the Year 2015
  • Corporate Livewire
  • 2015
  • Most Happening Lawyer
  • Ocean County Most Happening
  • 2013
  • Most Happening Lawyer
  • Ocean County Most Happening
  • 2012
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Publications

  • County Woman Magazine
  • How to Plan for your Special Needs Child
  • 2013
  • FCDC Newsletter
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • 2012
  • New York State Bar News
  • Medicaid and OBRA '93
  • 1995
  • New York State Bar News
  • Nursing Home Bill of Rights
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trusts 101
  • Ethics in Trust Planning
  • 2016
  • Handling Real Estate Closings
  • Real Estate Closings
  • 2016
  • Elderlaw Spring Seminar
  • Estate Planning for your Special Needs Client
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute
  • Handling Real Estate Transactions With Confidence
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute Inc.
  • Top Title Defects Cured II
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Inc.
  • Top Title Defects Cured
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning
  • Importance of Estate planning
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (47)
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Estate planning Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine is professional and provides a great service to her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Christine Matus and her team are hardworking and dedicated to doing anything and everything you need. If you are on the look out for an estate planner or someone to assist you with real estate transactions, look no further than Attorney Matus."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine is an experienced, dedicated attorney who represents her clients very well."
Estate planning Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is knowledgeable, dedicated, hard-working, results-oriented, and extremely personable. She genuinely cares about her clients, employees, family, and friends. She is a true professional in every sense and a trusted advisor to her clients and colleagues. I endorse Christine!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Christine recently at a legal event. I am very impressed with her legal knowledge and her dedication to her clients. Christine's passion for helping others is evident in the high quality legal services she delivers to her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Christine to my family and friends."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is a special needs trust attorney who knows exactly what she is doing. Her experience in the planning area is extensive and can assist her clients in ensuring that their documents are right. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is a phenomenal lawyer. She is knowledgable about estate planning and real estate issues and is equally passionate about helping her clients achieve their objectives."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is so very passionate about special needs children."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is a very passionate and compassionate attorney. I highly recommend her for your estate planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear when speaking and meeting with Christine that she is someone who not only know her business, but you can trust her and trust that she will look our for your best interests when considering your estate planning needs. She understands what it takes to protects her client's assets. I strongly recommend Christine if you should have any estate planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An amazing attorney leading a superior legal team."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"Christine is a very knowledgeable estate and real estate attorney and her team is excellent to work with. They take great care of their clients and he clients' families."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Christine for a few years now and you will not regret hiring Christine. She is very caring and compassionate and pays attention to the details. If you are looking for a special needs, estate planning or real estate attorney - look no further."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine had a great story and a true passion for helping families be better prepared to care for their loved ones."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine knows her stuff. She has the ability to make difficult subjects accessible. Her clients are put at ease as soon as they meet with her.She is a real advocate for families and children."
Estate planning Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is a wonderful lawyer who is passionate about helping families make sure their special needs child is protected and taken care of. I endorse Christine without hesitation, she is excellent."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is truly a champion for the special needs of children who face significant challenges in their lives. The importance of the work she does for these children to insure they have the resources they deserve cannot be emphasized enough. Her ability to be sensitive to the special needs of her clients while aggressively fighting for them is truly remarkable. I would highly recommend her to any of my clients that would need her valuable services. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Christine to be a smart, thorough, and conscientious professional. I wholeheartedly endorse Christine!"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate attorney to whom I have personally referred several matters. I trust her to competently and thoroughly review any matter I send to her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Matus is not only a highly experienced attorney but an outstanding advocate for her clients particularly in the field of Special Needs Estate Planning. I highly recommend Ms. Matus for your complex and specialized estate planning needs."
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