If you have a loved one who died outside of New Jersey, but they owned real property in New Jersey, what do you do? The answer is an Ancillary Probate. Generally, this means you will conduct a second probate action in New Jersey after you have done one in the state (or country) where the […]
I try very hard not to be political in these blog posts. I also try not to speculate on what the government may or may not do as they frequently compromise in an unpredicted manner. However, I would be remise if I didn’t talk about the fact that Joseph Biden is ahead in most of […]
A Power of Attorney (“POA”) is a very useful and inexpensive document to obtain. If you do not have a POA, in order for your spouse or loved ones to make financial decisions for you, they must institute a guardianship proceeding.
The Pollock Firm LLC is pleased to announce that Merideth E. Ketterer, Esq. has joined our firm as an associate attorney. Merideth grew up in Hanover, Pennsylvania and graduated cum laude from Temple University in 2016 with a B.A. in Strategic Communication and a minor in Business Studies. In 2019, she received her Juris Doctor degree from Temple […]
This year, it’s more important than ever to have your children prepare a Living Will before going back to college.
One of the most common questions I get as an estate planning attorney is whether clients should name TOD beneficiaries on an account or transfer it a Trust. A TOD beneficiary designation means “Transfer on Death”. Some financial institutions also call this a POD designation (or “Pay on Death”). Usually the people who name TOD […]
Understand what to do if a stimulus payment made to a deceased person
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 […]
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 […]