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     Mark called because he needed assistance with an inheritance tax return. The attorney he had hired to assist him in selling his sister, Melanie's home was unsure how to complete it.      A little bit of background is helpful. Melanie died without a will. She had never married and had

                Last week we were discussing whether and under what circumstance a person who is mentally impaired can execute a will.  So what happens if a person dies without a will?  How are assets passed in that case?                 New Jersey has a law that predetermines how assets are passed in

There is an amusing Direct TV commercial which takes place in an attorney’s office that highlights a practice that doesn’t exist any longer in New Jersey (if it ever did) and, to my knowledge, isn’t practiced in most other states.  The attorney is conducting what is known as “the reading