New Jersey residents that are considering estate planning may have several options available. A recent article gave several ideas for those not quite sure where to start the estate planning process. For those that already have a plan in place, it can be important to...
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Month: December 2013
New Jersey estate planning: How to avoid disputes by heirs
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Dec 26, 2013 | Estate Planning
There is a lot to think about when it comes to planning an estate in New Jersey. Most individuals want to ensure that their assets are distributed according to their wishes and will do whatever is necessary to avoid any heirs contesting the will and delaying the...
Email and estate planning problems
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Dec 20, 2013 | Probate
Whether one lives in New Jersey or near the Pacific Coast, estate planning are things that are worthy of consideration. A new facet of estate planning is deciphering what will happen to online accounts and email if one dies or becomes incapacitated. Email accounts...
The implications of trustee discretion in simple, complex trusts
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Dec 18, 2013 | Estate Planning
There are basically two types of trustee discretion that New Jersey residents need to know about when undertaking their estate planning. The first refers to the distribution of income. Authority is granted in a simple trust as is recognized by the IRS enabling the...
Assistance to aging parents considerations
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Dec 12, 2013 | Asset Protection
New Jersey residents with aging parents may want to help them out financially if the parents find themselves going through some hard times. There are some precautions to take to make sure that in the process of helping out their parents, adult children do not put...
Estate taxes and beneficiary designations
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Dec 10, 2013 | Inheritance And Estate Tax
New Jersey residents who want specific assets to be passed to beneficiaries usually concentrate on providing these designations in a will. However, estate planning also requires a review of the beneficiary designations of other instruments, which may very well...
Dealing with family dysfunction through estate planning
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Dec 8, 2013 | Estate Planning
While everyone has failures and shortcomings, we usually find a way to forgive our loved ones and move forward in the relationship. However, in some cases, the flaws of our family members can have long-term effects that impact us and make them untrustworthy. When it's...
Jump start your estate planning
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Dec 4, 2013 | Estate Planning
Estate planning may continually be on someone's to-do list, but somehow it never seems to get done. Perhaps the priority of estate planning constantly slips simply because those who are not rich don't think it applies to them. They should keep in mind that they are...
Common estate planning mistakes
On Behalf of The Manna Helmy Law Group | Dec 2, 2013 | Probate
New Jersey residents who want to leave assets to their loved ones after their death must do more than prepare a will. A will outlines who gets property that doesn't have a named beneficiary. Assets such as retirement accounts, life insurance policies and joint bank...
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