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Do I Need a Medical Directive in Place? How an Attorney Can Help

There are times when a person might not be able to communicate their wishes on how they want to be treated and cared for toward the end of their life. That can leave decisions up to family members who cannot agree or a judge in a probate court. All of that can be avoided with […]

April Showers Bring Slip-and-Fall Accidents! How to Get Compensated

With spring’s arrival comes rain and the thawing and melting of snow and ice. The resulting water gets tracked into commercial properties, and that can cause slip-and-falls at or near the entrances of those properties. Unless the water is dirty, many people just don’t see it accumulated on store floors. Should a person slip and […]

Estate Taxes: What You Need to Know

In New Jersey, there may be inheritance and estate taxes assessed after person passes away and their assets are distributed. The tax amounts and rates depend upon the amount involved and the recipient’s relationship with the deceased person. Because estate taxes can be complex and there are various laws that apply, you should consult with […]

How an Attorney Can Help an Undue Influence Case

When a person signs a will under undue influence, then the validity of the will or terms within the will may be challenged. All will must be entered into voluntarily by the person making it. When a party was wrongly influenced into signing a will or including certain terms within a will, then it could […]

Creating Your Living Will: What You Need to Do Next

A living will, also called an advance healthcare directive, can be an important document to have as part of your estate plan. Deciding what to include in your living will can be difficult and it is important that it clearly addresses the situations that may arise.  What is a living will? A living will is a […]

NJ Winter Weather Accident Injuries (and How to Be Compensated)

Winter weather often creates hazardous road conditions. Unfortunately many drivers do not drive appropriately under the circumstances created by hazardous conditions. This may result in traffic accidents that cause personal injuries. If you or a loved one are injured in a winter weather accident, then Fairfield NJ personal injury lawyers can provide legal representation to […]

How to Get Through the Probate Process

Probate involves the use of the judicial system to address matters that arise after a person’s death. Through probate, a person can be appointed as personal representative or executor to administer the estate. Probate may not be necessary in all cases, or could be informal. Estate planning attorneys in Fairfield NJ are available to assist […]

Why You Need an Attorney to Help Collect on Your Debts

Collecting debts can be frustrating and difficult, especially when the debtor takes actions to protect their assets from collection. There are laws that set forth procedures that can be used to collect on debts, however these laws can be confusing for many. If you are owed a debt and need assistance with collection efforts, then […]

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Power of Attorney

Many individuals are under the impression that a well thought out will is all that is needed to assure the long-term security of their families in the event of an untimely death. Many of these individuals would be surprised to learn that carefully selecting a power of attorney, that can manage issues as needed while […]

Don’t Forget These 3 Things in Your Estate Plan

Once a certain point in life is reached, estate planning becomes very important. At this time, not only are plans made to give something special to loved ones, but certain roles and authorities are designated to individuals within the family. As estate planning takes place there are a number of parts to be included so […]