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December 2019 Archives

Concerned about the state of your loved one's estate?

Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult, and it doesn't always bring out the best in people. If you recently lost a loved one and have concerns about the state of his or her estate and how it is being handled, you do not have to sit by and let whatever is going to happen, happen. You may be able to do something about it so that you can make sure the estate is administered, not only per New Jersey law but also the way your loved one wanted.

Is probate necessary when property is jointly owned?

Many married couples in New Jersey and elsewhere jointly own all of their assets. This means that if one spouse dies, the other will retain total control of the property. If this is how it works, it is understandable that the surviving spouse would want to know if he or she has to go through the probate process in order to officially close out the estate.

Estate litigation in Stuart Scott case put on hold

When a loved one dies, there is hope that the estate administration process will be completed quickly and without issue. Unfortunately, many in New Jersey and elsewhere find that this is not the case. The Stuart Scott estate litigation case is a prime example of this.

New Jersey elder law: Dealing with nursing home evictions

An article was recently published about elderly and disabled people all across America being evicted from nursing homes for their inability to pay. Apparently, this happens quite frequently, and it leaves those affected scrambling for help. Not many people in New Jersey or elsewhere may realize this, but it is illegal to evict patients from nursing homes without giving them proper notice or allowing them to appeal to their insurance providers. With the assistance of an experienced elder law attorney, those who have been evicted may be able to fight back.

Common estate planning myths you should not believe

Myths, by definition, are widely held beliefs or ideas that are actually false. There are many myths about estate planning, and these false beliefs are often enough to stop numerous New Jersey residents from getting their estate plans prepared. This week, this column will discuss estate planning myths versus reality in the hopes of encouraging people to take the time to get their estate planning done.

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