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Is Your Estate Plan Up-To-Date? Now is the Time to Make Sure It Is

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Unfortunately, the nation’s attention is focused on COVID-19.  This is something we have never experienced before. This is a good time to be sure that your Estate Planning documents are current.  Everyone over the age of 18 should have certain basic documents.  Depending on one’s situation and goals, it is possible to…

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Do You Have a Living Will, Do Your Parents, Do Your Adult Children?

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA What is a Living Will and why has the need become so urgent?  A Living Will is a legal/medical document also known as an Advance Health Care Directive.  It allows an individual to clearly and formally communicate his or her end-of-life wishes to loved ones and to care providers.  The individual…

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How Can the Begley Law Group Help Me With Estate Administration in New Jersey? – Begley Report

By: Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA and Ethan J. Ordog, Esquire The administration of an estate by an Executor or an Administrator, often called a Personal Representative, is a complex process that can be difficult and time consuming.  If the Personal Representative makes an error, he or she can be held personally liable and…

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RETIREMENT PLAN TRUSTS – Begley Report

By:  Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA INTRODUCTION The United States Supreme Court in a 9-0 unanimous ruling held that an inherited IRA is not protected in bankruptcy under federal law.[1]  Heidi Heffron-Clark inherited an IRA from her mother in 2001 and filed for bankruptcy nine years later.  The court held that the IRA was not shielded from…

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