Identity Theft

Identity theft continues to be a serious problem, and it is one with which we should be very concerned.  Recently, I invited David B. Watts, an experienced private investigator and author, to speak to my firm’s Client Care Program members Data Collection Via Your

By |2017-12-01T17:01:49-04:00December 1st, 2017|Announcements, Caring & Community, Municipal Court|

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|

Lapsed Flood Insurance

Hurricane Katrina destroyed Merlin's house in August of 2005.  About two weeks before Katrina hit, he had missed a deadline to pay a premium to keep his flood insurance policy in effect for 2005 to 2006.  After Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency extended a

By |2012-03-02T11:35:04-04:00March 2nd, 2012|Real Estate|

When Caring for Mom and Dad

Being an Elder Care attorney for over fifteen years, I have seen so many people in anguish over caring for their aging parents. Many times, I have heard men and women say, "The pressure is killing me." Most of the time, it is the women

By |2019-06-25T17:40:31-04:00March 2nd, 2012|Elder Law, Medicaid|

Presentation: Choice of Business Entity

On January 23, 2012, Nicole Voigt will teach Legal I:  Choice of Business Entity, for the Entrepreneur Certificate Program of the Small Business Development Center, Raritan Valley Community College.  The course covers available choices for business entities, management of business risks at the planning stages,

By |2012-01-01T11:45:41-04:00January 1st, 2012|Business|

Presentation: Contracts for Small Business Entities

On February 13, 2012, Nicole Voigt will teach Legal II:  Contracts for Small Business Entities, for the Entrepreneur Certificate Program of the Small Business Development Center, Raritan Valley Community College.  The course covers basic contracting principals, essential documents and contracts at business formation, contracts for

By |2012-01-01T11:43:26-04:00January 1st, 2012|Business|

May is National Elder Law Month.

May is National Elder Law Month.  As part of a nationwide observance of National Elder Law Month by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Bob Shanahan will be giving a presentation, "Living Wills and Healthcare Powers of Attorney: The Legal and Practical Issues",

By |2015-02-22T21:44:26-04:00May 1st, 2011|Elder Law|

Innocent Spouse Tax Relief

For most married couples, filing federal income taxes jointly, rather than separately, results in a lower tax bill.  However, this "all for one, one for all" approach can have a downside if questions arise about the accuracy of the return.  The general rule is that

By |2010-09-02T11:37:49-04:00September 2nd, 2010|Business|

Nicole Voigt selected to instruct Legal I and II for the SBDC Entrepreneur Certificate Program

Nicole Voigt teaches Legal I and Legal II, courses on business formation and contracts, respectively, for the Small Business Development Center, located at the Raritan Valley Community College. These classes may be taken independently, or along with other coursework as part of the Entrepreneur Certificate Program. Classes

By |2010-01-02T10:52:46-04:00January 2nd, 2010|Business|

What is Holistic Law?

I am frequently asked to explain what “holistic law” means.  The answer is not apparent.  The theory of ‘holism’ is opposite that of “reductionism,” and espouses that a “system” cannot be determined or explained by the sum of its component parts alone, but is only

By |2015-02-22T21:44:51-04:00March 12th, 2009|Litigation|