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Wills, Power of Attorney & Health Care Directives

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know: Wills, Power of Attorney, & Health Care Directives Learn more about: * Who needs an estate plan * What happens if you do not have a will, power of attorney or health care directive * Protection for your family RSVP: attorneys@sgklegal.com or call (732) 613-8000. Appropriate for all

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Revised Drunk Driving Penalties in New Jersey

We all received the messages and know the law, not to drink and drive. From the first minute of Drivers Education, the message is hammered home – don’t drive drunk. Of course, there are always those individuals who think they know better, or figure they are only a little bit drunk, and they drive anyway. 

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NJ Law Makes an Impact for Affordable Mental Health

Everyone knows that their health insurance is supposed to cover physical injuries.  You fall down, you get hurt, you go to the doctor, and you submit the bill to insurance.  You get a cough, you go to the urgent care center, you get medicine, and the cough goes away. People don’t worry about whether their insurance company

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Who’ll Stop the Rain(tax)?

Creedence Clearwater Revival once asked “who’ll stop the rain?” While New Jersey cannot stop it, many people are saying the state is trying to tax it. New Jersey recently joined approximately 40 other states in allowing municipalities to establish stormwater utilities.  Runoff from storms creates both significant flooding and pollution issues; and municipal governments are frequently

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Should New Jersey Driver’s Lower their Car Insurance PIP Limits?

Saving money upfront on lower PIP limits may cost you more in the future. PIP. Threshold. No-Fault.  New Jersey drivers hear these terms, but may not fully understand what they mean.  New Jersey Automobile coverage is a no-fault system for medical benefits. That means that in the vast majority of situations, your OWN policy pays for medical treatment

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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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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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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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