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September 8, 2021
Does It Matter if a Trust Is Revocable or Irrevocable? Yes, It Matters a Lot!
July 21, 2021
Guardianship Issues Highlighted by #FreeBritney
June 1, 2021
The Importance of Exculpatory Language in Litigation against Fiduciaries
April 14, 2021
Beneficiaries Should Exercise Caution Before Filing a Caveat
February 8, 2021
Understanding Your Duties as Attorney in Fact, and Three Practical Tips to Comply With Them
November 2, 2020
Court Affirms That Children Cannot Sue on Behalf of a Parent Solely by Virtue of Being the Parent’s Child
April 9, 2020
Executing New Jersey Estate Planning Documents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
September 24, 2019
Three Factors to Consider After the Death of a Joint Bank Account Owner
April 22, 2019
Making a Will? Don’t Forget About Funeral Arrangements
January 7, 2019
When a Copy or Unsigned Will May Be Good Enough
January 3, 2019
Undue Influence Can Unwind Lifetime Gifts
November 7, 2018
Nursing Homes Cannot Contractually Require You to Guarantee Payment of the Cost of a Family Member’s Care
October 18, 2018
I’m the Beneficiary of an Estate or Trust- Why Does the Bank Need My Personal Information?
October 17, 2018
Promised Inheritance? Make Sure It’s in Writing!
October 3, 2018
Are Conversations from Beyond the Grave Admissible in Estate Litigation?
September 18, 2018
No-Contest Clause, No Problem?
August 28, 2018
When Is a Joint Account Not Really a Joint Account? When It’s for “Convenience Only.”
August 2, 2018
A Vampire Will?
July 10, 2018
Beneficiary Rights of Separated Spouses
June 4, 2018
I was Excluded as a Beneficiary, but Don’t Think it was Intended; am I out of Luck? Maybe Not!
March 19, 2018
It’s Never Too Late (Sometimes) to Assert Rights as a Beneficiary
February 28, 2018
Beating the NJ Inheritance Tax as a “Mutually Acknowledged Child”  
January 26, 2018
Potential Limits on Beneficiaries’ Rights to Remove a Corporate Trustee
September 21, 2017
Will the Court Allow Me to Appoint a Back-up Guardian?
July 19, 2017
Court Grants Beneficiary’s Request to Terminate Trust
July 18, 2017
I was excluded from the provisions of a Will; might I still inherit?
June 26, 2017
Can’t We Settle? In a Guardianship – No.
June 22, 2017
Inheriting as an “Omitted Child”
May 15, 2017
Beneficiary Rights and Retirement Plans - Pay Attention to the Details!
May 1, 2017
The Trustee Of My Parent’s Trust Is Using The Trust Assets As A Personal Piggy Bank. What Can I Do?
April 11, 2017
New Jersey Inheritance Tax - Beware Gifts “In Contemplation of Death”
March 23, 2017
How important is it to have an ORIGINAL Will?
March 13, 2017
Does The Executor Of A Will Have The Right To Make Funeral Arrangements For The Decedent?
February 28, 2017
I Am A Beneficiary Under A Will But I Have No Idea What Is Going On With The Estate, What Can I Do?
February 14, 2017
Addressing Portability Of Estate & Gift Tax Exemptions In Premarital Agreements
February 8, 2017
When Is An Irrevocable Trust Not Really Irrevocable?
January 31, 2017
Elective Share Update - What Does it Mean to Be Living Separate and Apart or Ceasing to Cohabitate as Man and Wife?
January 3, 2017
Could I Be the Beneficiary of a “Secret Trust”?
December 19, 2016
Does Undue Influence Apply To Lifetime Transfers?
December 19, 2016
In Undue Influence Cases, Shifting the Burden Does Not Always Mean Winning the Case
November 29, 2016
What Is A Will?
November 14, 2016
Can I Be Cut Out Of My Spouse's Will?
November 8, 2016
Mild Dementia May Not Mean Lack of Capacity
October 28, 2016
Is My Inheritance Or Gift Subject To Income Tax?
October 28, 2016
How Do I Contest A Will?
October 28, 2016
Can I Contest A Will?
March 16, 2016
How Much Is Bringing A Guardianship Application Going To Cost Me?
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