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May 2010 Archives

The Importance of Maintaining a Living Will

Living wills, also known as advance directives, should be an important part of every individual's plan for the future. Still, in states like New Jersey, such documents are rare indeed. In fact, a mere 29 percent of Americans have taken the time to set up a living will.

Keeping Family Business in the Family, without Splitting the Family Apart

There are few things that have the potential to split a family apart faster than a family business with no plan for succession or management after the head of the business passes away. If you are a business owner, it is important to have an estate plan, such as a will, that provides for the distribution of leadership and responsibilities after your passing.

Legal Flaw in Estate Planning Leads to Strange New Jersey Probate Case

Generally, most spouses trust each other enough to accept the fact that if one dies, the estate between them will go to the other. In the case of Roy Rambo, however, most would think that rule should be thrown out the window. Rambo, 59, from New Jersey, was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison after shooting and killing his wife in 2002.

New Jersey Siblings Battle Over Mother's Will in Court

Effective estate planning can save one's family from unnecessary conflict that can tear family members apart. A New Jersey case involving two siblings exemplifies the hardship that uncertainty regarding a loved one's estate can cause.

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