Estate Planning


Wrongful Death Act In New Jersey

Wrongful Death Act In New Jersey

When someone passes due to a wrongful death in New Jersey, there are certain requirements if the family intends to file a wrongful death claim. The New Jersey statutes require a special appointment when there is going to be a wrongful death claim. There are numerous types of cases which could require an Administrator Ad […]

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Issues With Partition Action In New Jersey

Issues With Partition Action In New Jersey

There are many ways to own property jointly in New Jersey, In some instances, if owners cannot agree to how to handle a property, a partition action may be the only option to resolve the dispute. When deciding to own property with another person or people, you should carefully consider what arrangement works best for […]

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The Slayer Statute

It is generally understood that the slayer statute protects a persons belongings and funds when they are slain by a beneficiary of their estate. That passing may be the result of natural causes, a fatal car or work accident, or an illness. Sadly, there are cases where the death may be the result of malicious […]

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8 Common Mistakes in Estate Planning

Common Mistakes in Estate Planning

We see clients make the same mistakes in estate planning over and over.  There is plenty of information out there about what to do when you’re working on your estate plan. From How-To guides to blog posts, there is a fountain of information to consume. However, what is less available, is warnings about what not […]

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End-of-Life Decisions: What to Consider and Why it’s Important

End-of-Life Decisions

While it can seem morbid, making end-of-life decisions is important to both your estate and your loved ones. There is a lot to consider, which can be overwhelming. For that reason, we have broken some of this information down for you. While not everything will be applicable to every situation, much of it will. Keep […]

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Inheritance Tax Comparison: NJ, PA & DE

Inheritance Tax Comparison NJ, PA & DE

This article should make you familiar with the general inheritance tax considerations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Tax considerations are a large part of the job of an administrator or executor of a Will. You should consult a certified public accountant with regard to all tax issues. The requirements vary by state, so you […]

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A Properly Executed Will: Lessons from Aretha Franklin’s Estate Battle

properly executed will

Aretha Franklin’s estate battle teaches us lessons about a properly executed will. The recent jury verdict in the case of Aretha Franklin’s estate has shed light on the significance of having a properly executed will and the consequences of failing to do so. The legal issue surrounding her handwritten documents found in her couch after […]

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Deeds & Undue Influence In New Jersey

Deeds & Undue Influence In New Jersey

Undue influence in New Jersey can become a problem when transferring property according to a Last Will and Testament, as deed is required to initiate that transfer. This legal document must be signed by all involved parties and will have the specifics of the property included. However, this can become complicated if the issue of […]

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Intestacy in NJ

intestacy in NJ

Did you know that if someone dies without a valid will, the law of intestacy in NJ governs who inherits the estate? A New Jersey Court recently decided a case involving an interesting set of facts in intestacy. In the case, Douglas Castellano (“Douglas”) died without a valid will, resulting in a dispute between his […]

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Changing Circumstances And Estate Planning

Changing Circumstances And Estate Planning

Estate planning is an ongoing process that often requires changes. It is likely that you’ll have to make changes and adjustments to your Will several times to reflect changes in your life. It is impossible to predict all of life’s events, and sometimes these unpredictable events can impact what you have stated in your Will. […]

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