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Does my Adult-Age Child Need an Estate Plan?

No one ever wants to think about bad things happening to their children.  It is hard enough to think about bad things happening to yourself. As an attorney, it is part of my job to think about “worst case” scenarios to protect you. So, here is a worst-case scenario. Your adult-age child is badly injured. You get

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Calculation of Damages

What is my case worth? This might be one of the questions an attorney hears most often.  Frequently, a person wants to know what their case is worth immediately, either right after an accident, or at the very beginning stages of litigation. There usually is no definitive way to answer this question.  Damages are based on many factors.  The

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What Makes A Good Attorney?

I am a sucker for the Olympics.  I love watching people push themselves to be the best in the world at some obscure event that requires an insane amount of skill and talent.  Then there are the guys who make you scratch your head and wonder “What do THEY do?”  The middle guys in the four-man bobsled-what do

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TRUST OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PERSONAL INJURY

The Lawyers at SGKLegal have extensive experience with personal injury matters.  No matter how hard you try, you cannot always protect yourself from harm.  We can assist you in obtaining appropriate damages if you should get injured because of someone else’s actions.  We will request information about the location of where your accident took place, the date

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Automobile Black Boxes As Evidence

On May 11, 2015, New Jersey’s then Governor Christie, signed legislation limiting access to automobile event data recorders, also known as “black boxes.”  Most new vehicles have these devices, which record pertinent information relating to the operation of the motor vehicle.  The law defines who owns the data recorded on these devices. The legislation states that the

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We Took the Pledge For Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession

Once upon a time, the legal profession was primarily a “white male” enclave.  Women were few and far between, and minorities of any kind were almost invisible.  Persons with disabilities were invisible.  Over time, membership in the Bar has broadened; we think to the benefit of all.  A limited population leads to a narrow focus and point of view.  We

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How Do You Identify?

Most people think that the “gender” checkbox only has two choices-male and female. However, some people are born in the wrong body, and some people don’t conform to the traditional “male-female” choices. New Jersey recently passed a law, A-1718, allowing persons to change their New Jersey Birth Certificate to reflect their true gender identity, or

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Opening Doors to the LGBT Community

Two court cases were decided with significant impact for the New Jersey (and National) LGBT community. A highly publicized case was the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court ruled that the United States Constitution guarantees same sex couples the right to marry throughout the country. This ruling is obviously

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Expanding Your Small Business: Commercial Leases

Most small businesses reach a point where they have to move out of the founder’s basement, garage, or dining room, and lease appropriate space, whether it be offices, a storefront, a warehouse, or manufacturing.  A Lease is a significant financial investment. Be sure you understand your Lease, what your financial obligations are, and what will happen

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Terminate Parental Rights?

Many times, a custodial parent will ask a non-custodial parent if they would agree to terminate their parental rights in exchange for a waiver of child support.  Do Not Agree! Please consult your attorney.  In New Jersey, a parent cannot terminate their parental rights, nor seek to terminate the other parent’s parental rights and avoid the payment

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