If you are in or near Sea Girt and are seeking the services of an experienced estate law firm for help with settling a deceased family member's estate or with planning for your own future, we urge you to give us a call. Here are the answers to some of the general questions we are asked about wills, estates and estate planning. What are the responsibilities of an executor under a New Jersey decedent's will? An executor's first job is to gather the decedent's assets and pay the claims of the decedent's creditors and all taxes (including the tax on the decedent's income in the year of death). After that, … Continued
The outcome of a divorce can affect your life for many years to come, and you should be as careful in selecting a divorce lawyer as you would be in finding any other professional. Yet most individuals have little idea of how to go about finding the right divorce lawyer.  Having the right divorce lawyer on your side will improve your chances of a good outcome. Whether you are simply exploring your options, are ready to file or have been served with a divorce complaint, here are just a few common-sense things to help you in finding the right divorce lawyer. Finding The Right Divorce lawyer Decide What Issues Are … Continued
Have you been charged with a motor vehicle code violation or a relatively minor crime in New Jersey? We are an outstanding municipal court law firm in Monmouth County. Our in-depth experience and aggressive representation have enabled us to achieve favorable results in a wide variety of municipal court cases. The New Jersey Municipal Court System Despite its relatively small land area, there are more than 300 municipalities in New Jersey. Cities and larger towns generally have a dedicated municipal court that smaller locales may share a court with one or more neighboring towns. Three types of cases that are heard most frequently in municipal court include: Motor vehicle violations, … Continued
If you have been charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, give us a call. Our knowledge, experience and aggressive representation enable us to achieve favorable results in many cases. Location changes everything In New Jersey, a conviction on a charge of driving under the influence, DUI, (also known as driving while intoxicated, or “DWI”) carries serious consequences that can negatively impact one's freedom, finances and future. Even a first-time conviction carries penalties of a fine between $250 to $400, license suspension for up to three months and possible incarceration for up to 30 days. In addition, any person convicted in New Jersey of … Continued
When your child's safety and welfare are at stake, you need a child custody lawyer who can work to protect your legal rights and those of your child. Since custody determinations can impact a child's daily existence, it is important that to determine them with the best interest of the child in mind. In situations where a child may be in an unsafe environment or exposed to dangerous things, this becomes even more important. While it is possible to represent yourself, it is unwise to do so in this situation since the outcome is critically important. How a child custody lawyer can help A lawyer understands the process of filing … Continued
Hiring a Domestic Violence Attorney is wise if you are under accusations of domestic violence. There are numerous reasons why one may face accusations of domestic violence. Many people are unaware that it is possible to be accused and arrested for this crime even if no one was physically harmed. If there are threats of domestic violence and someone was fearful for their life, the officers may still respond and place someone under arrest. In other situations, the accused did not intend to harm someone but caused harm anyway through their actions.  Even those who did not cause someone intentional harm deserves a strong defense. As an attorney, this is … Continued
Working with a DUI attorney is a wise course of action after being arrested for driving under the influence. A DUI is a crime that one needs to take seriously. It is necessary to prepare a strong legal defense to fight these charges, to reduce the likelihood of being convicted, spending time in jail or paying a major fine.  While there is no way to predict what the outcome of a trial will be, those who hire an experienced attorney are at an advantage over those who do not. Many people want to know what they should do when pulled over and arrested for drunk driving. Understanding how to behave … Continued
When getting a divorce, it is wise to hire an attorney who is familiar with family law, even when you and your spouse are working on the divorce in an agreeable or amicable fashion. It is becoming more common for couples to try and handle the divorce on their own. For those who get along and are able to agree on terms like how to divide assets, pay for debts and schedule a custody plan, it can be possible to do so. However, even for these couples, it is wise to hire an attorney to complete the paperwork and to handle the process. How an attorney can help A family … Continued
When people come in to see a wills attorney, typically they know exactly what they want. What I find, very often, is that both the person making the will and their families often have very little understanding of what a will really accomplishes and all of the terminology associated with a will. Fortunately, I have the skills and knowledge for this process. Avoid the confusion Any misunderstandings can create a level of confusion, especially when there are older folks who want to make sure that all of their life's work and collections go to the people they love. Essentially, this is actually the most important thing that someone can understand … Continued
Child custody law, like most law, is extremely complicated and difficult for a layperson to comprehend. As such, it is always recommended that a parent hires a child custody attorney to represent them when there is a custody dispute. Custody disputes can arise through any number of circumstances, and there is no specific time frame for when one or the other party may decide that they need to change the custody. Typically, we can resolve most child custody issues during the divorce and this leaves the parents with a custody order to follow. Unfortunately, circumstances arise that lead to parents wanting or needing changes. At a time like this, it … Continued