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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

Nov 20, 2018

Income Tax – the “Other” Tax in Estate Planning

Many people are aware of the increased federal estate tax exemptions (approximately $11.2 million plus a COLA adjustment for a decedent dying in 2018 through December 31, 2025 and then reverting to $5.0 plus COLA) along with the elimination of New Jersey estate tax (but not its Inheritance tax which remains in effect). » 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

Mar 05, 2016

Let’s Go Estate Planning; Let’s Get a Will

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called intestacy (dying without a Will).

Legendary musical artist Prince Rogers Nelson died on April 21, 2016.  On April 26, his sister, Tyka Nelson, filed court documents in Minnesota indicating that Prince died without ever having executed a Will.» Read More

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