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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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Surprise! You Have Been Summoned for Jury Duty

Recently, I found myself in quite an unfamiliar place for a trial attorney…inside the Middlesex County Jury Assembly Room, reporting for jury duty. Many are surprised to learn that lawyers are not exempt from jury service. As an attorney, I may not get picked to actually sit on a jury. Would another trial attorney want

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Unbundling Legal Services – Are You All In?

More and more people are curious about “unbundled” legal services. What exactly does that mean? Traditionally, a client hires a lawyer to represent them throughout an entire case, or for a particular transaction. The attorney may appear in court, negotiate with the other attorney, or draft all the paperwork; in short, does anything and everything

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The Value of Homeowners Insurance

For most people, their home is their single largest investment.  It represents their place in life, their aspirations for the future, the place where the raise their family and create a safe haven.  Yet, for many homeowners, once they purchase their home, they rarely give it a second thought.  Their rock-solid investment, which many consider

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Words of Advice About Renewing Your Car Insurance

Three Words…Basic Is Bad. Current New Jersey automobile insurance laws offer a number of choices in an attempt to “cut costs” and save you money.  Sometimes what appear to be money saving choices really are not in your best interests.  Please save this flyer, and pull it out when it comes time to renew your

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Using Current Technology for Real Estate Transactions

1983 Called. It want it’s telegrams back. Although most residential real estate attorneys have communicated via e-mail and facsimile for years, under binding case law and regulations, until yesterday (April 4, 2017) the only officially sanctioned method of disapproving a residential real estate contract during the initial three day attorney review period was via certified

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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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What You Don’t Know About: Expunging Your Records

EXPUNGEMENT Written by Lawrence Kroll, April 2016 Ten years is a long time. However, ten years was the mandatory waiting period a convicted felon in New Jersey had to wait before they could ask the court to expunge their record. Expungement is a process that allows certain convicted criminals to submit a request to the

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Little League Parent Syndrome

PARENTS BEHAVING BADLYImmature behavior, ranting, raving, arguing, and inappropriate comments. This list sounds like the problems every parent has to deal with about their children. Ironically enough however, these were the allegations made about a parent, not a child, in a recent Family Court matter. The Judge went so far as to characterize this behavior

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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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