Jury duty; Hunterdon County; Flemington; Attorneys; Robert Shanahan

Non-Disclosure Agreements for Business

Non-disclosure agreements between businesses are becoming more and more common, as businesses team up together to accomplish common ventures and services, or even by those wish to sell.  Non-disclosure agreements are not something that should be lightly considered as the poorly worded agreement may lead

By |2018-07-03T19:01:55-04:00July 1st, 2018|Announcements, Business|

What is Guardianship?

Guardianship is a legal decision made by a court. The decision made is that a particular person has become incapacitated. He or she can no longer make decisions about him or herself. The Court also appoints a “guardian” to make decisions for the person it

By |2018-01-02T20:50:49-04:00January 2nd, 2018|Elder Law, Guardianship|

POLST: A Solution to DNR Issues

POLST, or Physician’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, is a relatively new document which may be more appropriate for a patient than the traditional “DNR” or do not resuscitate, order at a hospital. It is certainly more powerful than a living will, but is only

By |2017-10-06T12:09:47-04:00October 5th, 2017|Elder Law|

Facebook: What Should Happen to People Online Identity When They Die?

The Facebook “Hard Questions” blog recently addressed the issue of what should happen to people’s online identity when they die.  https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/08/what-should-happen-to-online-identity/ This is a wonderful article expressing the emotional and practical issues surrounding one’s online postings after death and how, at least one company is

By |2019-08-23T07:05:47-04:00August 31st, 2017|Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration|

Who Has Control Over My Funeral?

“Control over my funeral” is becoming a developing issue in my practice.  Funeral directors have asked me to sign statements that I have such authority when I have buried my wards as a court appointed guardian.  Now, family survivors are disagreeing over the disposition of

By |2017-08-04T14:04:38-04:00August 4th, 2017|Estate Planning|

New Jersey Estate Tax Repealed!

You could knock me over with a feather. I never thought I would live to see the day when the New Jersey Estate Tax would be repealed, but both houses of the legislature in Trenton passed a repeal bill, and Governor Christie signed it. (www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/njestatetax.shtml)

By |2016-12-01T11:12:16-04:00November 29th, 2016|Estate Planning|

Get out of Jury Duty?

It came in the mail. The dreaded jury summons. I had been called for jury duty at the Superior Court in Flemington. This was the third time in twenty years. Not a big deal. What came to mind were the comments about jury duty I

By |2016-09-26T11:14:35-04:00September 2nd, 2015|Litigation|

Get Out of Jury Duty?!

It came in the mail. The dreaded jury summons. I had been called for jury duty at the Superior Court in Flemington. This was the third time in twenty years. Not a big deal. What came to mind were the comments about jury duty I

By |2015-02-22T21:36:12-04:00August 7th, 2013|Litigation|