Another Home Based Medicaid Option?
In the past year we have probably handled more Medicaid home based applications than in the previous 5 years combined. Much of this has to do with the current pandemic and the reluctance of families to place their loved ones in facilities where maintaining Covid safety is more difficult than in
Remote Notary Revisited
Last year in response to the COVID crisis, first New York and then New Jersey temporarily allowed for the execution of documents that must be signed before a notary to be done remotely. Legal documents such as powers of attorneys and wills could now be signed with a notary looking on
Why a Will is so Important in a Second Marriage – Part 2
In my post last week I began telling you about Mary’s call. Her husband, John passed away without a will so for the probate assets - those held by John individually with no co-owner and no beneficiary upon death - New Jersey’s intestacy laws would control. As I explained last week, these
Why a Will is So Important for Spouses in a 2nd Marriage (Part 1)
I have often heard people say that they don’t need a will. “My wishes are known by my family”, they’ll say. But a recent call to our office shows how wrong that can be. Mary’s husband John had passed away from a long illness. Although he had time to prepare a will he never