Setting Up the Home for Caregiving

When preparing to care for an elderly loved one, either in their home or your own, it is important to make sure that as much of the house as possible is safe for them to move around in (if they can), and safe for them to live in. Let’s take a look at some of […]

Executor vs. Power of Attorney

If you have an executor already named in your will, do you still need a power of attorney? They aren’t really that similar, right? More or less the same things? No, in fact, they are not the same things; there are some key differences between the two, so let’s take a look at them now: […]

Last Instructions: An Answer to What and Why

The period of time right before and right after someone passes away is one of the most chaotic times someone might personally experience. Making matters worse is the fact that no one’s business is ever in perfect order. Add to that the fact that those left behind often have to handle the fallout without having […]

Estate Distribution Without a Will

If you die without a will, that’s called dying “intestate.” So, if that happens, how can your estate be divided up and distributed? Thankfully, New Jersey law has you covered. For now, though, let’s look at how just property are assets in the name of the decedent are handled: If you die and leave behind […]

Estate Planning and the Second Marriage

“Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.”  – Samuel Johnson Hope does indeed spring eternal which may explain why approximately 75% of divorced people remarry. The National Stepfamily Resource Center reports that approximately 65% of these marriages will include children from previous relationships. Before the […]

Does a Power of Attorney Expire?

There’s a lot to find out there regarding power of attorney, but something you may not be aware of is whether or not it will eventually expire, so let’s do that right now. What we do know about power of attorney is that it is given to a person so that they can make decisions […]