Definitions of Common Terms in Estate Proceedings

If you are confronted with the need to administer the estate of a loved one who has died, you may find it helpful to familiarize yourself with the definitions of some terms you’ll be hearing. The word “estate” in this context means, generally, the deceased person’s...

Be Careful Using a Power of Attorney

If you have been named in a Power of Attorney (“POA”) as the agent (also known as attorney-in-fact) to act on behalf of another, you must be careful to act within the letter and spirit of the law when you exercise that authority.  Here are some things to watch out...

Real Estate – Buyer and Seller Contracts

n New Jersey, when a real estate broker prepared contract is signed by a Buyer and Seller, the parties have the right to consult with an attorney who may then disapprove the contract for any reason at all. This right to terminate the contract for any reason is...