Wills/Estate Matters

Many people underestimate the importance of a Will.   Many think that because they do not have substantial assets or because they have no kids, it is not necessary. However, having a Will means that YOU and not the laws of the State of New Jersey direct what happens to your assets and your property when you die.  Many people believe that if they're married and do not have a Will their property just automatically passes 100% to their spouse.  This is not true!   if you are married and you die without a will, what your spouse gets depends on whether or not you have living parents or descendants, i.e.  children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren.  If you want to pass on some money or property to a relative, friend or charity you'd like to help after you pass on you need a Will.    A Will not only directs how your assets will be distributed upon your passing, but it also directs who you want to have custody of your minor children and who should manage the assets you leave to them.

The probate process can be confusing to someone not familiar with the law. If you have someone who passed and are confused on how the probate process works, call us.  We can help guide you through the administration of an estate as well. 

Another  issue that may need to be addressed in this context are Living Wills, which involve the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment of an individual in the event of an incurable or irreversible condition  that will cause death in a relatively short period of time and when such person is unable to make decisions regarding his or her medical treatment.   This important document can provide solace to family members burdened with having to make end of life decisions about their loved ones.  Having this document state specifically what the individual wants in this situation can  certainly provide some comfort.    Some people having been using online or pre-prepared Wills, Living Wills and Power's of Attorney, but unless you truly know what you're doing, it can be a nightmare if it's done incorrectly.   Let us answer your questions and guide you through the process of having these documents prepared appropriately.   Our firm has been preparing these documents for years and know how to tailor the documents to suit our clients' specific  needs. 

Commercial/Business Transactions

Starting a business is the dream of every entrepreneur; however, what most people do not realize is that it's not as simple as hanging a sign or placing an ad.  Forming a business entity such as a corporation or LLC is governed by state law, and in addition to understanding the legal requirements of these type of entities, it is also important to know if the particular business you choose is regulated by the state and/or other governmental entity.  For instance, did you know that New Jersey requires all home improvement contractors to register their business with the Dept. of Community Affairs?  If you're a home improvement contractor and fail to do this or even if you have registered but do not understand what is required in your contracts or advertisements, you could be subject to fines, penalties or even criminal charges.  Let us counsel you through the process of forming your business to ensure you comply with the laws.  Additionally, we've reviewed and/or prepared sales contracts, employment contracts and covenants not to compete.  We handled litigation matters for commercial clients involving contractual disputes and collection matters.  We can help you understand what you're signing and assist you in preparing a contract for a specific need of your business  Whether you are a small or large business,  we take a proactive approach to protect your business interests. 

Traffic and Criminal Offenses

We represent clients in a wide range of range of criminal and municipal court matters.  Whether you have been charged with a  traffic offense or criminal matter, an experienced lawyer can positively impact the outcome of your case.     Some of the most common types of municipal and criminal cases include traffic violations, speeding tickets, drunk driving/DUI, marijuana or other drug possession, drug crimes, theft, juvenile crimes and violent crimes. We handle matters throughout NJ, in Camden County towns such as: Cherry Hill, Pennsauken, Camden, Voorhees, Haddonfield, Gloucester City, Gloucester Township, Lawnside, Oaklyn, Barrington, Runnemede, Pine Hill, Winslow, Bellmawr, etc., Burlington County towns such as: Mount Laurel, Evesham Township, Moorestown, Burlington, Medford, Cinnaminson, Maple Shade, Hainesport, Lumberton, Bordentown, etc., and Gloucester County towns such as: Deptford, Washington Township, Mantua, Glassboro, Pitman, Westfield, National Park, etc.   

Personal Injury

We represent clients in a wide range of range of personal injury claims.  Personal Injury claims are filed due to the negligence of someone else.  Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall, business or home owner negligence, assaults, work accidents, dog bites, premise liability, homeowner claims, dram shop/liquor liability.  The insurance laws can be confusing.  Did you know that if your driving your car and are in an accident with a commercial truck or motorcycle, the laws are different than if your in an accident with another private passenger car?  Also, some people think that if they are in a car accident or fall at a business the other driver or business owner's insurance company will pay their medical bills.  This is also not always true. If you're in an accident of any kind, call our firm to speak with an attorney, who has the knowledge and experience to answer your questions and assist you with your case.    

Most personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you. 

 

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Real Estate

We represent clients in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate.   The firm counsels sellers and buyers through the sometimes complex issues that are involved in real estate transactions.   For may people, the purchase of a home is the biggest financial investment they will make. Yet, many fail to have an attorney represent them for this important transaction. Realtors ARE NOT qualified nor permitted to give legal advice. Only attorneys can provide legal advice and look after your best interest when purchasing a home. We have successfully represented clients who have been duped by Realtors who have committed fraud during a real estate transaction.   Commercial real estate transactions involve complex issues that even many attorneys experienced in handling residential real estate matters aren't aware. We have represented clients who were either purchasing or selling commercial properties such as rental properties, apartment buildings, auto repair shops, car washes, laundromats, restaurants, bars, etc.  Whether selling, buying or leasing a residential or commercial property, we can represent you from contract to closing by reviewing , negotiating,  and/or preparing the contract, guiding you through inspections and title review, reviewing and/or preparing closing documents such as Deeds, or Affidavits of Title, and reviewing and explaining  mortgage packages and settlement documents. 

 

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