Why You Want to Avoid Intestacy Laws – Part 1
In the past few months we have had calls regarding how to distribute assets of a person who dies without a will. This is what is known as dying “intestate”, without leaving a will or set of instructions as to how you want your assets distributed. Keep in mind
What Exactly am I Authorized to Do with a POA? Part 2
In last week’s blog post I started talking about the different types of powers of attorney. While it is important to have a power of attorney in place it is equally important to understand what it covers – what powers it confers upon the agent.
What Exactly am I Authorized to Do with a POA? (Part 1)
In my blog post this week I want to talk about the different types of powers of attorney and the confusion people sometimes have concerning what exactly each document allows them to do. Although different people may choose to use different names, I prefer to categorize the ability each
What If I Can’t Find the Original Will? Part 2
In my blog last week I discussed a question I have heard often enough in my practice. “What if I can’t find the original will”, meaning “can we probate a copy”? I explained last week that in the normal case in New Jersey there is no need for a