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NJ Allows Remote Online Notarization

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Remote Online Notarization

On April 14, 2020, Governor Murphy signed a new law into effect to help during the pandemic. The new law in NJ allows Remote Online Notarization. Unfortunately, the law was not drafted for the purpose of signing estate planning documents… and it shows. Essentially, we can now notarize Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers […]

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Covid-19 Announcement

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Covid-19 | The Pollock Firm LLC

To our valued clients and professional family: The Pollock Firm LLC shares your concerns about the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Since it is clear that, for the foreseeable future, we must all change how we lead our daily lives and interact with others, we wish to take a moment to discuss the impact on our […]

Estate Planning

Reasons to Create a Will

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Reasons for a Will

There are many reasons to create a Will.  Overall, it makes it must easier and cheaper to handle your affairs after you pass away. Here are some specific reasons for a Will: General Benefits of Having a Will It ensures a clear WRITTEN clear plan for the distribution of assets after your death. Provides proof of […]

Special Needs Planning

New Law Could Require Changes To Your Special Needs Trust Plan

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Special Needs Trust as Beneficiary of an IRA

The new law specifically allows retirement money that is paid to a Special Needs Trust for a disabled person to be paid out over the lifetime of the disabled person. Whereas, retirement money paid to most adults that is not disabled must be withdrawn over ten years. Accordingly, it may actually be MORE tax efficient now to name a Special Needs Trust as beneficiary of an IRA.

Tax Planning

2020 Tax Updates

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2020 Tax Update

The IRS has recently announced many 2020 Tax Updates. The inflation adjustment announcement can be found in Revenue Procedure 2019-44. This includes increases to the federal estate and gift tax exemption limits and increases to the contribution limits to retirement plans. The 2020 Tax Update also increases the income threshold for a small business to […]

Pet Trust

2019 Animal Law Symposium

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2019 Animal Law Symposium

We are pleased to announce that Kevin A. Pollock has recently been added to the speaking panel for the 2019 Animal Law Symposium.  Kevin will be speaking about estate planning for pet owners, including the creation of pet trusts. He will also be discussing relevant income tax laws and NJ Inheritance tax laws that pertain […]