bridgewater-slash-raritan

Letter of the Law

October 18, 2021

Last Will and Testaments are documents that set forth a person’s desired distribution of their assets after their passing.  Similarly, prepaid funerals, burial plot and/or burial and cremation instructions are related to a person’s end-of-life decisions. There is nothing prohibiting a person ...

Read more »

Drafting a last will and testament is a comprehensive process; it requires clients to think deeply about loved ones, financial assets, as well as their own mortality.  Thus, even with the help of an experienced attorney, estate planning requires time and effort. Importantly, the estate planning ...

Read more »

New Jerseyans are often surprised to learn that New Jersey’s Dog Bite Statute, N.J.S.A. 4:19-16, et seq., holds that pet owners are at fault for any resulting dog bite, regardless of viciousness or who “started it.” Moreover, it does not matter whether you have actual knowledge of your pet’s ...

Read more »

Public opinion in regard to hazing has changed drastically over the years (hazing being bullying or other abusive behavior that degrades or endangers others).  In other words, Americans no longer tolerate educational institutions with long standing and institutionalized cultures of hazing, where ...

Read more »

Often, loved ones with special needs rely on certain government benefits like Medicare, Social Security Disability (SSD), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Food Stamps and many other forms of assistance. However, these benefits often only cover an individual’s most basic needs, and does not ...

Read more »

Perhaps your spouse has once again failed to put their socks in the hamper, and you are wondering whether disinheritance is in order. Generally speaking, New Jerseyans are not permitted to totally disinherit their spouse. There is good reason for this: married couples often build their ...

Read more »

Although New Jersey Law permits handwritten Last Will and Testaments (“Wills”), there are certain legal formalities that must followed.  Moreover, Will “forms” available for download online may not be in compliance with New Jersey Law. Compliance is important because the Court may refuse to ...

Read more »

Most parents are surprised to find out that even if their 18-year-old has special needs, that most doctors and educators will no longer communicate with you.  This is because an 18-year-old child is a legal adult. Similarly, most 18-year-old’s with special needs believe that in the event of an ...

Read more »

It is critical to ensure our elders are legally protected during their golden years.  Below are four legal documents every elder should have. First, a Medical Power Of Attorney (also known as a healthcare proxy) appoints a healthcare agent to make medical decisions if the elder is unconscious or ...

Read more »

Town meetings in Raritan, New Jersey continue to discuss whether the sale of medical cannabis should be legal or even sold in the town. As more towns, cities, states and federal governments continue to either de-criminalize or legalize marijuana use, employees are left to wonder whether failing ...

Read more »

Most parents are surprised to find out that after birthing, rearing and preparing your child for college, that most doctors and educators will no longer communicate with you.  This is because your 18-year-old child is a legal adult. Similarly, most students likely believe that in the event of an ...

Read more »