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December 2014 Archives

Key facts about property division

If you are getting divorced in New Jersey and you do not have children, there is probably one part of the divorce process that is most important to you: property division. You want to make sure that you get what you deserve, that the division is fair, and that you can retain your rightful wealth and assets. Below are a few things you should know as this process begins.

Parenting plans must be tailored to a child's age and needs

People who are going through child custody cases in New Jersey might hear about parenting plans. These plans help to line out each parent's participation in the child's life. In most cases, parents determine the parenting plan; however, if the parents can't decide on a parenting plan on their own they can petition the court to work with a mediator to come up with a plan. There are some specific considerations for parenting plans that are based on the child's age.

Your child's best interests after a New Jersey divorce

The goal of the court when deciding child custody matters in New Jersey is often simple: The court wants to make a ruling that is in the best interests of the child. While this overall goal may be simple, getting to that point can sometimes be difficult, which is why you have to know what legal rights and options you have.

How can I protect against power of attorney abuse?

The abuse of a power of attorney is a real concern, especially for older Americans working on estate plans. Of course, it is obvious to say that people should choose an agent to act on their behalf both wisely and carefully, but even the best due diligence cannot always prevent power of attorney abuse. Tales of people abusing a power of attorney are making headlines across the nation, and New Jersey is no exception. However, with a little forethought, you can make it harder for someone to abuse a power of attorney.

Maximize inheritance for your heirs with proper estate planning

In our blog post last week, we let our readers know that New Jersey isn't one of the states that is lowering estate taxes. This might have some of our readers wondering how they can ensure that their heirs don't get stuck with hefty tax bills when they receive their share of the estate. As much as we would like to give our readers an easy answer about estate planning, the truth is that estate planning is a situation-specific endeavor.