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ESTATE PLANNING IN NEW JERSEY- PART 2

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA, and Joellen C. Meckley, Esquire This is the second of a two-part article on Estate Planning in New Jersey.  The first article discussed Wills, Living Trusts, Dipositive Provisions, and Living Wills.  This article will discuss Powers of Attorney, who should serve as fiduciary, health care representative, agent under Power…

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ESTATE PLANNING IN NEW JERSEY- PART 1

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA, and Joellen C. Meckley, Esquire This is the first of a two-part series in Estate Planning in New Jersey. Estate Planning is a very important process. (The second part can be found here.) Most people have worked their entire lives and lived sensibly with the result that they have…

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ESTATE PLANNING FOR GRANDCHILDREN

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Goals A grandparent-grandchild relationship is a special one. Perhaps because of the differences in age, or perhaps because grandparents have already raised one child or a family of children, they have a different viewpoint with respect to their grandchildren. Grandparents often have the following concerns: Pocket Money. They want…

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USE OF SEPARATE LIST OR MEMORANDUM FOR THE DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA The New Jersey Probate law permits the use of a separate writing or memorandum to dispose of your tangible personal property.  If you wish to use such a writing or memorandum rather than itemize various items of tangible personal property in your Will, you should know and follow…

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