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Animal Law Symposium

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 ...
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Funeral Representative

Appointment of NJ Funeral Representative – Updated NJ Law

The State of New Jersey quietly updated the law with respect to the appointment of a Funeral Representative. Under the old law in order to designate a Funeral Representative, the ...
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NJ Aid in Dying Law

NJ Aid in Dying Law Goes Into Effect

New Jersey's Aid in Dying law is officially allowed to go into effect. Last week I posted how a Mercer County judge temporarily halted the NJ Aid in Dying law ...
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Aid in Dying Law

Judge Temporarily Halts NJ Aid In Dying Law

Breaking News On August 15, 2019, a State Superior Court Judge in Mercer County granted a request to halt NJ’s Aid in Dying Law from taking effect. The NJ Aid ...
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Trusts for children

A Guide to Trusts for Children

When clients meet with an estate planning attorney, one of the biggest concerns that people have is that they do not want their children to receive too much money too ...
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Trust Income

Supreme Court Limits States’ Ability to Tax Trust Income

On June 21, 2019, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed to limit States’ ability to tax trust income.  Justice Sotomayor delivered the opinion for the case, entitled North Carolina Dept. of ...
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Florida Electronic Will

Florida Electronic Wills Soon To Be Legal

According to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog, Florida has enacted a new law authorizing the use of Electronic Wills effective January 1, 2020.  Florida is the fourth state ...
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Joint Trusts

Joint Trusts – A Great Planning Opportunity for Non-Traditional Couples and Blended Families

Creating an estate plan for clients who are in non-traditional relationships or are part of a blended family can be very tricky. Why is Estate Planning for Non-Traditional Couples So ...
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Estate planning and trusts

Estate Planning and Trusts – Should I put all my assets into a Trust?

I am happy to announce that we have completed our fourth video on Wills, Trusts & Estates.  In this clip, Kevin A. Pollock, Esq., LLM, the head of the estate planning ...
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Create pet trust

You Can Create a Pet Trust – Just Like the One For Choupette

According to multiple news sources, when the creative director and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died on February 19, 2019, he left his famous cat, Choupette, a significant amount of money in trust. Pet trusts ...
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Why Florida Probate Can Be Difficult

Why Florida Probate Can Be Difficult

When deciding whether or not to do a Will package or a Revocable Trust package, many of my Boca Raton, Florida clients will ask why choose one over the other.  Among the many benefits ...
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What to Think About Before Meeting With an Estate Planning Lawyer

What to Think About Before Meeting With an Estate Planning Lawyer

I am happy to announce that we have finally finished creating a series of short videos regarding the estate planning and estate administration process.  Here is our third video in ...
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