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New Jersey Trust Administration Made Simple

Aug 8, 2023 | Written by: John G. Manfreda, Esq. |

If you are designated to serve as the Trustee of a Trust established either in a Will or in a Trust Agreement, the first step is to accept the Trusteeship. Once the Office of Trustee is accepted, you...

Estate Administration Made Simple

Aug 2, 2023 | Written by: John G. Manfreda, Esq. |

We frequently receive calls from prospective clients who have been designated to serve as an Executor for the estate of a relative or close friend who has passed away. We provide legal advice and...

Assault Beyond Consent

Aug 2, 2023 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In 2020, 63,058 domestic violence offenses were reported by the New Jersey police[i].  Assaults accounted for approximately 43% of the reported incidents[ii].  Under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, individuals...

Estate Planning Simplified

Jul 25, 2023 | Written by: John G. Manfreda, Esq. |

Estate planning can be a complex undertaking. However, for the vast majority of clients, estate planning is relatively simple. That is to say, if estate tax shelter planning is not needed, and if all...

Death & Divorce

Jul 12, 2023 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Have you ever wondered what to do if your spouse passes away during the pendency of your divorce?  Unfortunately, this can be quite complex in New Jersey.

Employees vs. Independent Contractors

Jul 7, 2023 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

Determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor is a critical task for employers in New Jersey. The classification holds significant implications for...

Prevailing Litigants in Common Law Right of Access Cases Not Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees

Jun 23, 2023 | Written by: Matthew P. Lyons, Esq. |

On June 20, 2023, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on a matter of significance for all New Jersey municipalities. In the case of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC v. Township of Neptune,...

District Court Confirms That NJ’s Cannabis Law Does Not Provide Individuals with Private Right of Action

Jun 20, 2023 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

In a recent decision, Zanetich v. Wal-Mart Stores East, Inc d/b/a Walmart, Inc., et al. (May 24, 2023), the New Jersey District Court confirmed that New Jersey’s cannabis law does not provide...

Do I Have a Right to Bring a Service Animal to Work in New Jersey?

Jun 5, 2023 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

In recent years, the recognition and understanding of service animals has grown significantly.  These highly trained animals provide invaluable assistance to individuals with disabilities, enabling...

Six Updates In Family Law

Jun 2, 2023 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Following are synopses of six recently published trial court opinions.  These are all family law decisions that address a myriad of topics throughout New Jersey.