Sunday, April 22, 2018

Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Annual Seminar for Attorneys and professionals involved in Estate Planning May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018  5:00 PM- 9:00 PM  NJ Law Center 
   Includes a 240 + page book, plus sample forms, documents & checklists! and light dinner
  Speakers: 
-WILLIAM P. ISELE, ESQ. Past NJ Ombudsman for the Elderly
-MARTIN A. SPIGNER, ESQ. Law Office of Martin A. Spigner, Cranbury
-KENNETH A. VERCAMMEN, ESQ. Co-Chair, ABA Estate Planning & Probate Committee, Past GP Solo Section Attorney of the Year 
Past NJSBA GP Solo of the Year  Edison, NJ

           Elder law continues to offer the legal profession a booming opportunity for growth. As your current clients continue to grow older, you need to position yourself to be able to offer them and their families the legal services required by the elderly in today’s society. Or, you may be looking for lucrative areas in which to expand your current practice, including administering their estates.
This practical program is designed to provide the nuts and bolts of elder law practice & estate administration practice to general practitioners and young lawyers, as well as to more experienced lawyers seeking to expand into this field. 

           A highly authoritative and experienced panel of elder law attorneys & estate planners will share proven techniques and experience it would take you years to gather on your own. You’ll also gain insight on how Federal Medicaid Reform will impact your practice.
Everything you need to know about elder law & estate administration including:

• Why Have a Will? - Gathering information; standard provisions; designation of fiduciaries; protective clauses; sample forms; Ethics - who is the client?

• Powers of Attorney - Types of POAs; what should be included; why clients need them; POAs and Living Wills; sample forms

• Living Trusts (Revocable/Irrevocable) as an Estate Planning Tool - Why it should be used; Ethics - who is the client?; disadvantages; revocable vs. irrevocable; Insurance Trusts; sample forms

• Basic Tax Considerations - Jointly-held property; “I love you” Will; no Will at all; insurance owned by client; unlimited marital deduction; estate planning in the testamentary document; sample forms/letters

• Estate Administration - New Probate Law in New Jersey - Probate process; duties of executor/fiduciary; gathering of assets; tax returns; tax waivers; access to property; sample forms/checklists

• Medicaid Planning in Light of Federal Medicaid Reform - Countable assets of Medicaid applicant; income cap/Medical needy standard; look-back period; transfers of property; personal residence; Medicaid estate recovery rules; probate; undue influence; competency
…and more

   $137-$180.00   Superior Court Judges can attend for free
General   Tuition, reduced fee for NJSBA Elder & Disability Law Section and NJSBA Young Lawyers Division
 [Free for Superior Court Judges and Law students] 
Seminar #  ICELD015918

NJSBA Member Price is reduced – To qualify for this reduced price, you must provide your NJSBA Member# at the time you place your order. If you place your order without providing your NJSBA Member#, you will be charged the regular price.
            More details contact New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education 
The non-profit continuing education service of 
The New Jersey State Bar Association  Constitution Square, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1520 
Phone: (732) 214-8500   CustomerService@njicle.com
           Law students can attend for free,  without materials
NJ Law Center
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

           NJ CLE INFORMATION: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.6 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.

           Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Elder & Disability Law Section and NJSBA Young Lawyers Division

Materials in 240 page Book provided to all attendees
1 New Client schedule appointment  
2 Confidential Will Questionnaire 
3 Will bill
4 WILL DRAFT CO 
5. Doctor Cert sign POA, will Dr
6 Thank you for Referral
7 POA DRAFT lt
8 AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE of Financial Records [NEW DOCUMENT FOR 2015]
9 Referral Out Another Atty fax
10 No rep
11 Recommend Will to Cl
12 Post WILL
13 Client questionnaire end case
14 POA Grantor Now 

ARTICLES
15 Wills article 
16 POA Power of Attorney- article
17 LIVING WILLS article
18 Gay Lesbian No estate planning article
19 Letter of Instruction article
20 Remove Executor
21 Alzheimer, POA Guardianship
22 ANSWERS to Questions Probate
23 Estate Planning 10 Ideas
24 Executor Duties
25 Prenuptial Ag
26 Undue Influence article

OTHER FORMS & INFORMATION
27 Attorney- Client Confidentiality
28  Pick up Docs
29 Executor to Pay and Notify Creditors   REVISED
30 NJlaws website & articles
31 Trusts
32 Caveat to Will   
33 NJWillsProbateLaw.com
40 INTESTACY Article
41 If no Will article
42 Probate Release Refund Bond
43 Lincoln 17- no charge 
44 Guardianship bill
45 RETAINER Probate  ESTATE
46 WILL - sign front notary
47 Confidentiality Lt to Client
48 Elective Share of Spouse
49 Will Signing
50   ABA Aging and Law Networking Call March 2014 Call Notes
51  WINTER 2014 Estate Planning Probate  Report Solo GP ABA
55 SPRING 2014 Estate Planning Probate  Report Solo GP ABA
56 Free Office Space for Attorney .doc
57 We need email address short

Plus
Letter of Last Instruction form.doc

RETAINER contested Probate

Friday, April 20, 2018

Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar Sayreville Senior Center May 1

 Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar 
423 Main Street
Sayreville NJ 08872    
open to the public

Open to the public. You do not need to be a resident.

SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, (Author- ABA’s “Wills and Estate Administration book”)

Main Topics:
 1. NJ Estate Tax eliminated on Estates as of January 1, 2018 & Veterans Tax credit
2. 2018 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax  
    3. The new Digital Fiduciary Act & New law permits Executor to resign if all parties consent
4. Power of Attorneys      
5.  Living Will            
6.  Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate
      
        COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Answers to Questions about Probate" and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.
 For information Call Sayreville Senior Center 732-390-7059Jen Krushinski  
jkrushinski@sayreville.com
You don’t have to be a Sayreville resident to attend. https://www.facebook.com/events/1812208865746499/
For materials if you can’t attend, email vercammenlaw@njlaws.com


Speaker: Kenneth A. Vercammen is a trial attorney in Edison, NJ. He is Author of the American Bar Association book “Wills and Estate Administration”. He is co-chair of the ABA Probate & Estate Planning Law Committee of the American Bar Association Solo Small Firm Division.  He is a speaker for the NJ State Bar Association at the annual Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration program. 
He was Editor of the ABA Estate Planning Probate Committee Newsletter. Mr. Vercammen has published over 150 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on litigation, elder law, probate and trial topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation and probate law for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. He established the NJlaws website www.njlaws.comwhich includes many articles on Estate Planning, Probate and Wills. He is a member of the AARP and often lectures to groups on the importance of an up to date Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will.

KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
 (Fax)    732-572-0030
www.njlaws.com 

www.CentralJerseyElderLaw.com

Sunday, April 1, 2018

South Plainfield Public Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar April 19

Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar
April 19 at 7pm
Free community program
South Plainfield Public Library
2484 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080      

You do not need to be a resident to attend
SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ (Author- Wills and Estate Administration by the ABA)
       The NJ Probate Law made a number of substantial changes in Probate and the administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey.

Main Topics:
1. NJ Estate Tax eliminated on Estates under $5,600,000 as of January 1, 2018 & Veterans Tax credit
2. 2018 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax 
3. The new Digital Fiduciary Act & New law permits Executor to resign if all parties consent
4. Power of Attorneys                                                                        
5.  Living Will                                                                                             
6.  Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate
      COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Answers to Questions about Probate" and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.
    For information the call the Library 908-754-7885
https://www.facebook.com/events/1634027646683621/



    Free Will Seminars and Speakers Bureau for Groups
       
        10 years ago the AARP Network Attorneys of the Edison/Metuchen/Woodbridge area several years ago established a community Speakers Bureau to provide educational programs to AARP and senior clubs, Unions and Middlesex County companies. Now, Ken Vercammen, Esq. and volunteer attorneys of the Middlesex County Estate Planning Council have provided Legal Rights Seminars to hundreds of seniors, business owners and their employees, unions, clubs and non-profit groups. For additional information on the Legal Seminars, contact our Coordinator, Kenneth Vercammen's law office at (732) 572-0500, email VercammenLaw@njlaws.com 
Details on free programs available

These quality daytime educational programs will educate and even entertain. Clubs and companies are invited to schedule a free seminar. The following Seminars are now available:
1. WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND
MAKE PLANNING EASY
2. POWER OF ATTORNEY to permit family to pay your bills if you are temporarily disabled and permit doctors to talk with family
       All instructors are licensed attorneys who have been in practice at least 25 years. All instructors are members of the American Bar Association, New Jersey
State Bar Association, and Middlesex County Bar Association. All programs include free written materials.

       You don't have to be wealthy or near death to do some thinking about a Will. Here is your opportunity to listen to an experienced attorney who will discuss how to distribute your property as you wish and avoid many rigid provisions of state law.

      Topics discussed include: Who needs a Will?; What if you die without a Will (intestacy)?; Mechanics of a Will; "Living Will"; Powers of Attorney; Selecting an executor, trustee, and guardian; Proper Will execution; Inheritance Taxes, Estate Taxes $14,000 annual gift tax exclusion,  Bequests to charity, Why you need a "Self-Proving" Will and  Estate Administration/ Probate.

       Sample materials: Hand-outs on Wills, Living Wills/Medical Advance Directive, Power of Attorney, Probate and Administration of an Estate, Real Estate, Working with your Attorney, Consumers Guide to New Jersey Laws, and Senior Citizen Rights.

SPEAKERS BUREAU

        At the request of senior citizen groups, unions, and Middlesex County companies and organizations, the " Speakers Bureau " is a service designed to educate citizens about how laws affect their lives and how the judicial system operates. We have attorneys available to speak to businesspersons, educational, civic and social organizations on a wide range of topics during business hours.

In today's complex world, few people can function successfully and safely without competent legal advice. In order to insure your estate plans are legally set up, you need to know exactly where you stand so that you can avoid possibly catastrophic mistakes impacting both you and your family.

About the speaker: Kenneth A. Vercammen is a trial attorney in Edison, NJ. We is the author of the American Bar Association’s book “Wills and Estate Administration”
He is co-chair of the ABA Probate & Estate Planning Law Committee of the American Bar Association Solo Small Firm Division.  He is a speaker for the NJ State Bar Association at the annual Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration program.
He was Editor of the ABA Estate Planning Probate Committee Newsletter. Mr. Vercammen has published over 150 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on litigation, elder law, probate and trial topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation and probate law for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. He established the NJlaws website www.njlaws.com which includes many articles on Estate Planning, Probate and Wills. He is a member of the AARP and often lectures to groups on the importance of an up to date Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will.
 KENNETH  VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
ATTORNEY AT LAW
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
 (Fax)    732-572-0030
www.njlaws.com