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Apr 09, 2020

Executing New Jersey Estate Planning Documents during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our daily lives. Social distancing measures advanced by the CDC (i.e., maintaining six feet of distance, no group gatherings, wearing masks outside, setting aside documents traveling in the mail for 2-3 days to allow the virus to die on surfaces) are designed to slow the spread of the virus by flattening the curve and keep us safe.» Read More

Apr 08, 2020

Governor Wolf Approves Temporary Limited Suspension of Rule Requiring Physical Presence of Notaries for Estate Planning Documents

On April 2, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf approved a temporary and limited suspension of current law 57 Pa.C.S. § 306, which requires the physical presence of notaries, for estate planning documents that require notarization or for which notarization is considered best practice.» Read More

Apr 11, 2019

Estate Planning for Pet Owners

Sixty-two percent (62%) of American households include at least one pet.  Many owners view them as “family.”  Lawyers and pet owners need to be aware that the pet can be legally protected during the owner’s lifetime by a Durable Power of Attorney, and after the owner’s death either by provisions in a Will or by a Trust. » Read More

Jan 03, 2019

It’s a New Year! A Perfect Time to Review Your Estate Plan

Happy New Year!  It’s time to make resolutions, start fresh, and maybe even find time to review your estate plan or lack thereof.  As with the time-honored tradition of joining a new fitness center or making the effort to actually attend the one you have been paying for all year, my practice sees an increase in clients, both current and new, during the first few months of the year.  » Read More

Nov 26, 2018

Estate Planning for New Parents

Last month, I wrote a blog about the importance of proper estate planning for newlyweds.

After your wedding, you and your new spouse may be blessed with a child.  As you prepare the nursery and debate potential names, you should also consider an update to your personal estate plan.» Read More

Nov 08, 2018

Estate Planning: Did You Remember Your Pets?

Many of us who have pets consider them members of the family.  But legally, your pet is just another piece of personal property.  Would you want your beloved pet treated like your sofa or your television when you pass away?  What would happen to your pet if you became disabled? » Read More