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GUARDIANSHIP 101: WHAT PARENTS OF DISABLED CHILDREN NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GUARDIANSHIP IN NEW JERSEY

By: Ethan J. Ordog, Esquire WHAT IS GUARDIANSHIP? Guardianship is a protective arrangement established through the Superior Court in New Jersey on behalf of a mentally incapacitated person.  While guardianship proceedings are often associated with adults suffering from dementia or the effects of aging, a parent of a developmentally disabled child is often faced with…

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ASSET PROTECTION STRATEGIES: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ASSETS FROM CLAIMS OF CREDITORS

By:  Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA There are a number of strategies that are used to protect assets from creditors.  Some of them work, some of them do not.  Some work with limitations.  In considering asset protection strategies the Uniform Voidable Transaction Act (formerly known as the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act) must be considered. …

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PROTECTING YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN FROM THE NEW DEATH TAX UNDER THE SECURE ACT

 By: Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA    THE SECURE ACT  The SECURE Act passed by Congress and signed by President Trump became effective on January 1, 2020. The provisions of the SECURE Act apply to Qualified Retirement Plans and IRAs. The law is designed to raise approximately $16 billion for the Treasury, and to…

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TEN REASONS TO SELECT A PROFESSIONAL TRUSTEE – Begley Report

By: Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA  New Jersey estate planning attorneys prepare many types of trusts for a variety of purposes. Common examples of estate planning trusts 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. At the…

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