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Kevin I. Asadi Lawyer

Kevin I. Asadi

Real Estate Other, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord-Tenant, Tax Litigation, Estate Planning

Kevin I. Asadi received his B.S. from Rutgers University School of Business and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. During law school, ... (more)

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Lauren D Bercik

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Estate, Estate Administration, Litigation, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning
Helping Families with Probate & Estate Administration

In 2004, Lauren D. Bercik earned her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and received an academic achievement award. In 2004, she w... (more)

Susan Goldring

Elder Law, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Family Law
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Lawrence M Fuchs

Business Organization, Wills & Probate, Construction, Estate Planning
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Donald R. Ambrose

Corporate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Foreclosure, Litigation
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Family Law, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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K. Edward Jacobi

Wills & Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Real Estate
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Andrew W Krantz

Franchising, Wills & Probate, Corporate, Estate Planning
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Dana A. Bennett

Business Organization, Business Successions, Gift Taxation, Estate Administration
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Wills & Probate, Government Agencies, Workers' Compensation, Estate Planning
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SPECIAL ADMINISTRATOR

(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a spe... (more...)
(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a special administrator with particular expertise on art might be appointed to oversee the probate of a wealthy person's art collection, but not the entire estate. (2) A person appointed to be responsible for a deceased person's property for a limited time or during an emergency, such as a challenge to the will or to the qualifications of the named executor. In such cases, the special administrator's duty is to maintain and preserve the estate, not necessarily to take control of the probate process

BENEFICIARY

A person or organization legally entitled to receive benefits through a legal device, such as a will, trust or life insurance policy.

TRUST MERGER

Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separati... (more...)
Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separation between the trustee's legal ownership of trust property from the beneficiary's interest. The trust 'merges' and ceases to exist.

HEIR APPARENT

One who expects to be receive property from the estate of a family member, as long as she outlives that person.

GENERATION-SKIPPING TRANSFER TAX

A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 ... (more...)
A federal tax imposed on money placed in a generation-skipping trust. Currently, there is a $1 million exemption to the GSTT; that is, each person may leave $1 million in a generation-skipping trust free of this tax. The GSST is imposed when the middle-generation beneficiaries die and the property is transferred to the third-generation beneficiaries. Every dollar over $1 million is subject to the highest existing estate tax rate--currently 55%--at the time the GSTT tax is applied.

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.

SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

The person or institution who takes over the management of trust property when the original trustee has died or become incapacitated.

RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES

An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For examp... (more...)
An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For example, a person would not be allowed to leave property to her husband for his life, then to her children for their lives, then to her grandchildren. The gift would potentially go to the grandchildren at a point too remote in time.

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Shotmeyer v. NJ Realty Title Ins. Co.

... or conveyance of such estate or interest. . . . As part of their estate planning, the Shotmeyers formed the limited partnership, Beaver Run Farms, LP, on December 30, 1991. SB Properties, Inc., a corporation owned jointly and ...

In re Estate of Stockdale

953 A.2d 454 (2008). 196 NJ 275. In the Matter of the ESTATE OF Madeleine L. STOCKDALE, Deceased. A-121 September Term 2006. Supreme Court of New Jersey. Argued October 9, 2007. Decided July 22, 2008. 457 Frederick ...

Finderne Mgmt. Co. v. Barrett

... The brothers agreed that additional estate planning strategies "such as retitling assets, new wills, new trusts, and some other financial planning" techniques were necessary to "reduce the estate tax[es] down to a meaningful level" and, in planning for their retirement, to provide a ...