Changes to New Jersey Medicaid

There are newly enacted changes to New Jersey’s Medicaid program, specifically with regard to the income cap. New Jersey’s Medically Needy program will be terminated. Anyone currently in the Medically Needy program will remain unaffected by the changes but if they...

DEATH TAXES

OK, just when you thought you would no longer have to worry about taxes. Yes, upon your death, your assets may be subject to estate taxation by the State of New Jersey and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. In addition, beneficiaries inheriting from your estate may be...

Prepaid Funeral Arrangements

The death of a loved one is often a devastating experience, complicated by the many arrangements that must be made. With all the considerations, many people find themselves unable to grieve until after all the funeral arrangements have been finalized. Given the tumult...

Estate Litigation – When Disputes arise.

Following are some common types of litigation that arise in the context of estate administration: Will Contests – People who are disinherited often dispute the validity of the will, claiming that the testator was not well enough to make a will, or was forced or...

Settlement Preservation Trusts

There are two situations in which Settlement Preservation Trusts are usually advisable. [1] Minor or Incapacitated Person In New Jersey, if a minor receives a settlement, it must be held by the court until the minor attains majority. Upon the child’s attaining age 18,...