18 10, 2017

Avoid These 8 Common Estate Planning Mistakes

2018-02-02T22:10:33-05:00October 18th, 2017|

The most common and most significant estate planning error is failing to plan at all. About half of U.S. adults don’t even have a will, arguably the most basic estate planning document. Unfortunately, many of those who have taken basic [...]

4 09, 2017

What are the Duties of the Administrator of a New Jersey Estate?

2018-02-02T22:10:36-05:00September 4th, 2017|

Serving as the administrator of an estate is more complex than many people anticipate. Whether you’re choosing the administrator you’ll name in your will or have been appointed administrator and are unsure of your responsibilities, it’s important to understand the [...]

16 08, 2017

Living Trust Maintenance is Key

2018-02-02T22:10:37-05:00August 16th, 2017|

Many people opt for a living trust over more traditional means of estate planning because of benefits such as: A smoother, shorter transition after death Lower costs of administration after death Flexibility during the grantor’s lifetime Greater ability to control [...]

7 07, 2017

Are Trusts Still Useful If the Estate Tax Is Repealed?

2018-02-02T22:10:38-05:00July 7th, 2017|

With Republicans in control of Congress and the presidency, there is talk of eliminating the federal estate tax.  In 2017 the tax affects only estates over $5.49 million, meaning that for more than 99 percent of Americans, it's already been repealed. [...]

23 05, 2017

3 Ways Your Trust Can Help a Loved One With Mental Illness

2018-02-02T22:10:39-05:00May 23rd, 2017|

When a loved one suffers from a mental illness, one small comfort can be knowing that your trust can take care of them through thick and thin. There are some ways this can happen, ranging from the funding of various [...]