856.235.8501

TEN REASONS TO SELECT A PROFESSIONAL TRUSTEE – Begley Report

By:  Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA [Article originally published in the Barrister] Attorneys prepare many types of trusts.  The trusts are for multiple purposes.  They include special needs trusts, standard support trusts, discretionary support trusts, disclaimer trusts, bloodline trusts, incentive-based trusts, retirement plan trusts, and trusts for Medicaid planning purposes. Occasionally, it is appropriate to have a family…

Read More

Organ Donations

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA [Article originally published in Straight Word]  Attorneys preparing Wills for clients should always also prepare a Living Will or Health Care Power of Attorney and ask the client if he or she is willing to make an organ donation.             Every ten minutes someone is added to the National Transplant Waiting…

Read More

Anatomical Gifts

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA [Article originally published in Straight Word] Some clients are willing to make gifts of their bodies for medical research.  The New Jersey Revised Anatomical Gift Act is found at N.J.S.A. 26:6-77 et. seq.  Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) has an Anatomical Association that can be helpful in facilitating these gifts.  Gifts may…

Read More

POST-SETTLEMENT ISSUES IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASES PART 1

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA [Article originally published in The Barrister, Jan 2020] Once a wrongful death case is resolved, a number of post-settlement issues arise.  These issues include:  (1) allocation between the survival claim and the wrongful death claims, (2) public benefit issues, (3) analysis of the need for a Special Needs Trust or…

Read More