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Why should you have a Power of Attorney executed now?

February 5, 2021

If your Non-English-speaking parents live in the United States or are planning on an extended visit, they will need someone they trust to be appointed as their Agent in order to act and speak on their behalf. The lack of proficiency in English can create significant barriers when conducting everyday financial and healthcare affairs. Most…

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Estate Planning for Muslims

August 26, 2020

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)  said: “It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequest not to let two nights pass without writing a will about it.” (Bukhari) It is decreed that when death approaches, those of you who leave behind property shall bequeath equitably to parents and kinsmen. This is an obligation…

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Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts: What is it and When Do You Need One?

August 19, 2020

What is a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust? A Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT) allows you to qualify for Medicaid while protecting your assets.  The trust is designed to protect assets from being counted for Medicaid eligibility and can be designed to provide asset protection for your beneficiaries from creditors, divorce, or judgments. The Medicaid Asset…

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Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

August 12, 2020

What kinds of cases do personal injury lawyers handle? Personal injuries due to car accidents, dog bites, dangerous and defective products, food poisoning, or dangerous conditions on someone’s land are sustained by millions of Americans every year; these are all considered personal injury cases. An injury can have severe and long-lasting effects on your life. For…

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Why you need an estate plan

You Need An Estate Plan! Here’s Why.

August 5, 2020

Lena Salameh, J.D.  Why Do I Need An Estate Planning Attorney? It is a common misconception that Estate Planning is for the rich. Everyone needs an estate plan, and there are main benefits to estate planning. If you have young children, a home, bank accounts, brokerage accounts, vehicles, business interests, you need an estate plan…

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Joint Accounts and Medicaid Eligibility

November 5, 2019

By Jill Roamer, J.D. and Marchesa Minium, J.D. The meaning of access to a financial account has recently been litigated in New Jersey. In a non-binding decision, the Superior Court of New Jersey disregarded the Medicaid applicant’s argument that she was physically and cognitively unable to access a joint account – ultimately leading to the inclusion of the resources…

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What Happens to Your Children When You Die?

April 15, 2016

It’s not a question anyone wants to think about, but it is an important one. Making sure your children are protected if the unthinkable were to happen is one of the most important gifts you can give them. Most parents know how stressful and chaotic any change can be for a child—especially very young children—and…

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Death Comes Unannounced

March 15, 2016

Death does not come to everyone in their bed, at the end of a long, happy life. No one ever wants to think about the fact that death can come at any time—and for good reason. Still, when it comes as an unexpected blow, the last thing anyone wants to deal with is a complicated…

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A Legacy of Giving

January 15, 2016

Most of us will need a little help at some point in life, and giving back when you have the means ensures that those less fortunate are taken care of, so that they too may one day be able to help others. Charitable giving is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. But did…

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What Does It Mean To Have A Traffic Ticket “Amended?”

December 15, 2015

Most people know that when you receive a traffic ticket, you can take it to an attorney to have the ticket “fixed,” or “amended.” But what does that mean, exactly? The first thing you should know is what the consequences are for receiving a ticket. The biggest consequence, and the one that drives most people…

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