Category: Estate Planning

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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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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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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What is an Estate Plan and Why is it Important?

Death. OK, we said it.  It is the elephant in the room. The thing no one likes to think about.  We are lawyers.  It’s our job to know the law, to help protect you and your family, and to remind you to think about preparing for unfortunate events like disability and dying. Anyone can get

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Commas Matter

Commas People. They Matter. Written by Lawrence Kroll, October 2016 Lawyers are frequently portrayed as making things overly complicated. People complain we sit at our desks and worry about making things as complicated as possible. Lawyers are seen as “picky” and too concerned over how things are written. One of the reasons why we are

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NJ Gas Tax Hike proposal may fuel driver’s frustrations

A classic New Jersey-ism states Jersey girls pump their fists, but don’t pump gas.Another fact of life in the Garden State has been traditionally low gasoline taxes. While Jersey girls won’t have to learn to pump gas, they will have to pay a LOT more for that fact is not going to change, New Jersey

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Weighing in on Same-Sex Marriage Discrimination

On September 3, 2015, Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk was jailed after a judge found her in contempt of court for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.  U.S. District Judge David Bunning stated Davis could be released from federal custody if she complied with the order to resume issuing licenses in the county.

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How to Create a Comprehensive Estate Plan

The future is a place of uncertainty, of the unknown. People don’t like to dwell on things they have no control over. They don’t like to make arrangements for their mortality; or for that time down the road when they may no longer be able to articulate their choices and desires. However, it is this

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