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Who will look after the children? Estate Planning can give you peace of mind.

Posted May 9, 2022

  Are you traveling abroad this summer and leaving your minor children in the care of family or friends? As of November 2021, New Jersey amended the Standby Guardianship Law. This change allows for caregivers—parents, custodians or guardians—to temporarily appoint another adult to exercise powers regarding the health, support, education, and maintenance of their children.[1] […]

What Do I Do if My Loved One Was Manipulated into Changing Their Will?

Posted August 13, 2017

A common reason for a Will to be contested is when there is evidence of “undue influence.”  Undue influence is another way of saying that someone in your loved one’s life took such advantage of their position of trust that your loved one’s judgment and desires became substituted or impaired.  One of the most frequent […]

Power of Attorney for End of Life Medical Directives and Financial Decisions

Posted June 9, 2017

Estate planning is important to ensure that your final wishes are followed and that your family and finances are in the best hands possible following your death.  Powers of Attorney and Medical Directives are needed if you can no longer make decisions for yourself. Our experienced estate planning attorneys can offer tailored guidance for your […]

How to Avoid Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Posted November 12, 2016

While difficult and even unsettling to think about, planning for the end of life is necessary to ensure that your wishes are carried out, your property is divided as you see fit, and that your family is left with as little burden, uncertainty and stress as possible. Failing to Update Your Will Estate planning requires […]

Reasons to Contest a Will

Posted June 3, 2016

Fighting for what’s right following the death of a loved one may mean contesting or defending a written will.  Sometimes surviving family members have legal grounds to dispute wills. Other conflicts arise over the intended meaning of certain clauses in the will.  Some of the most common reasons for contesting a will include: #1 – […]

Benefits of Non-Probate Property

Posted May 31, 2016

“Probate” is the court process by which someone’s property gets passed to their heirs after his or her demise. Usually, that property passes through the hands of an estate representative, called an “executor” or an “administrator.”  However, not all of someone’s property passes through the probate process. Only the property that is solely owned by […]

The Important Role of Estate Executor

Posted May 1, 2016

Regardless of whether someone dies with a will or without one, someone will need to take on the job of collection and the distributing of the recently deceased person’s property. The law often refers to the deceased person as the “decedent”.  If the decedent left a will, it should designate who will be the charge. […]