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What is Elder Law

As we grow older, our lives change, and it’s essential to understand the legal rights and protections that come with aging. There are various issues that affect seniors, including long-term care planning, estate, and end-of-life planning, as well as protections to avoid nursing home abuse or neglect. It’s crucial to be aware of your rights...
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What is a Living Trust?

A living trust is a legal arrangement that an individual (known as the grantor) creates to protect their assets and outlines the terms of distribution after their death. This valuable estate planning tool can help family members and beneficiaries avoid a lengthy, complex, and sometimes costly probate process.  How Living Trusts Work  Living trusts are...
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Navigating Environmental Concerns When Purchasing a Commercial Property in New Jersey

Navigating Environmental Concerns When Purchasing a Commercial Property in New Jersey

Environmental issues commonly arise in all real estate transactions, ranging from the sale of individual residences to the transfer of extensive commercial and industrial facilities. Managing the associated risks is generally possible, but the real challenge is identifying environmental issues at the outset. Failing to recognize and address such issues may result in parties unknowingly...
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Debunking Common Estate Planning Myths

Estate planning must be crucial to your financial and personal well-being, but it often remains shrouded in misconceptions and myths. Planning for your future is vital to protect your assets and designate how you want those assets handled. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some estate planning myths, shed light on the estate planning steps, and...
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Free Wills for Sussex County Veterans

Sparta: Askin & Hooker, LLC will host their seventh annual Wills for Warriors program free of charge for Sussex County veterans on Friday, November 10, 2023.  The Wills for Warriors program, established in 2016 by attorneys Todd Hooker and William Askin, allows Sussex County, NJ, veterans to have their Last Will and Testament prepared for free. Since the program started, Askin & Hooker...
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How Environmental Due Diligence Affects Property Transactions

Environmental due diligence (EDD) is the legal process of assessing environmental conditions and liabilities surrounding real property transactions. Before making real estate transactions, buyers and investors should consider all risks that may incur high costs.  EDD comes into play before selling or leasing real estate property for risk management purposes. It addresses several factors, including...
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5 Important Estate Planning Documents for New Parents

Estate Planning For New Parents No matter what stage of life you are in, Estate planning is essential. Becoming a new parent is stressful and overwhelming. With so much to think about, it’s easy to put off the topic of estate planning until later. But by then, it may be too late.  No one wants...
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A&H Partners with the Sparta Diversity Council For the Accessibility Icon Project

Sparta law firm Askin & Hooker, LLC has partnered with the Sparta Diversity Council to give a facelift to the universally used disability symbol that everyone is familiar with, a blue square with a white image of a person sitting in a wheelchair. Since 2010, the Accessibility Icon Project has advocated for an update to this universally used symbol,...
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What is the Attorney Review Process in NJ

In NJ, a real estate transaction has several stages, including making an offer and closing on the home. One other critical stage early in the buying process is Attorney Review. What is Attorney Review? Attorney review is usually a three-business day period when buyers and sellers have their real estate attorney review and modify a...
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Can You Transfer Assets Out of an Irrevocable Trust?

As you plan your estate, you might be considering whether an irrevocable trust should be part of your asset protection plan. You’ve worked hard for your money and want to protect your finances, but in order to protect your assets, you need to have an asset protection strategy in place. There are many things to understand...
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