Category Archives: Trusts & Estates

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Free Educational Seminar: Keeping it in the Family

Posted in Business & Corporate, Divorce, Stark Events, Trusts & Estates

Stark & Stark’s Family Law, Business and Estate Planning attorneys will present the FREE educational seminar, Keeping it in the Family: Strategies for Protecting Business Interests and Inherited Assets During a Divorce, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The seminar will be held at Stark & Stark’s Lawrenceville, New Jersey office from 12:00-1:00pm. Failing to plan for a divorce can have costly… Continue Reading

What to do if the Executor is Not Properly Administrating the Estate

Posted in Probate Litigation, Trusts & Estates

As you may be aware, every Last Will & Testament contains a clause which appoints an Executor or Executrix to administer the Estate of a decedent. In a perfect world, the Executor would timely administer the Estate, would entirely fulfill their duties, and the Estate would be swiftly and economically administered. Unfortunately, this is not… Continue Reading

Importance of Selecting an Appropriate Executor or Trustee

Posted in Trusts & Estates

Choosing an executor or trustee is a critical aspect of every estate plan. Executors and trustees have broad authority and are charged with gathering the decedent’s assets, discharging debts and paying taxes due on the decedent’s estate. Because the executor and trustee have broad authority, and are tasked with a variety of responsibilities and obligations,… Continue Reading

Free Estate Planning Seminar: Estate Planning for Non-Citizens

Posted in Stark Events, Trusts & Estates

Stark & Stark Shareholders Robert Morris and Steven Friedman will present the FREE estate planning seminar, Estate Planning for Non-Citizens, on Tuesday, April 21, 2105. The seminar will be held at Stark & Stark’s Lawrenceville, New Jersey office and attendees can choose between two convenient sessions. The first session will be held from 12:00-1:00pm and the… Continue Reading

Review Your Beneficiary Designations

Posted in Trusts & Estates

I was recently contacted by a fraternal organization regarding an estate that I represented. The decedent, who was in his 80’s when he died, had an insurance policy through the organization that had been issued when he was 16! His parents were the named beneficiaries. The estate is able to collect the insurance proceeds since… Continue Reading

Year End Giving Considerations

Posted in Trusts & Estates

I have co-authored this blog with Steven L. Friedman, Esq., a colleague of mine at Stark & Stark. While holiday parties and shopping fill your schedule, consider setting aside time to evaluate year-end tax planning. This is the season for giving, and if giving does not factor into your current tax strategy, it could be… Continue Reading