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What Happens If Someone Dies Without A Will?

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Losing a loved one is painful and difficult. In addition to the emotional impact, losing family members or friends often means that their loved ones often have to take care of their affairs after death. This includes dividing any remaining assets in accordance with the deceased family member’s will. While a will can be a […]

Bequeathing Money to Children With Special Needs

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Attorney Marty Fogarty | 888-981-5604 | Schedule Your Consult Today Estate plans can be stressful to arrange, even more so if you have a child or grandchild with special needs whose situation needs to be specifically considered and planned for. So, what’s the best method for bequeathing money to children with special needs? How should […]

Interview: Wills and Trusts

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Estate planning is a complicated area of law, and it’s easy to get lost in the various documents, deadlines, and terminology. In this interview, attorney Marty Fogarty explains the basics of wills and trusts. Topics covered in this interview: What is a will? What happens if you don’t have a will when you die? What […]

What is a Fiduciary?

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A fiduciary is the person you will need to manage your finances when you, yourself, can’t. That being said, it truly is a thankless job as the fiduciary is only responsible for funds that don’t even belong to him/her. However, a fiduciary is the most important person for you in making those key financial decisions. […]

Legal Brief: Overwhelmed with Fiduciary Duties?

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For many fiduciaries (a.k.a trustees, executors, or administrators), this is their first foray into the complex field of probate litigation. Many become stressed and overwhelmed keeping on track of finances, valuations, taxes, and all other related matters. Charles Triay, a probate litigation attorney, strongly urges that anyone feeling overwhelmed by this area of law contact […]

Frequently Asked Questions: Being a Fiduciary

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Contact Charles Triay today at 888-594-9733. If you’ve been appointed to be a fiduciary of a will or trust, there’s a chance you feel lost and overwhelmed. You’re not alone! Many fiduciaries are entrusted with important accounting measures, and if this is your first foray into estate planning or probate law, it’s easy to become […]

What is a Defective Will or Trust?

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Aside from certain legal tax avoidance issues, a “defective” will or trust sometimes is a will or trust document with legal insufficiencies and errors that would otherwise make the content null and void and ultimately un-actionable for the deceased. This could be a result of carelessness and human error, often occurring due to DIY estate […]

What Are My Duties as an Executor of a Will?

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A deceased person’s estate has to go somewhere, and a last will and testament seeks to answer the question of where. However, in order for that to happen, a will requires what is known as an “executor.” If you’ve been assigned such a task, there are a few things you will need to know. Work […]

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How to Protect Your Family with Estate Planning

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Six 6 Steps to Protecting Your Loved Ones Planning for the future can mean different things to different people. However, while we may work toward goals such as securing financial stability or obtaining adequate health care while we are alive, we can sometimes neglect the future that comes after we are gone. That’s where estate […]

Do I Need a Will in New Jersey?

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Do you need a will in New Jersey, or can you just go without? Passing away without a will results in state law determining who your heirs are and what amount of property they will receive. By consulting with an attorney and creating a testimonial will (which may include advanced medical directives, which spell out […]

Do You Need a Will in New Jersey?

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Does a person need to have a will in New Jersey? If you do not have a will when you pass away, your assets will be distributed to your heirs according to state probate laws, and there may be tax consequences that could have been avoided with planning. Whether you need a comprehensive estate planning […]