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Law Firm of Benjamin Eckman

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What are the Executor's Responsibilities?

If a loved one asks you to be the executor of their estate, think carefully before you take on this responsibility. While you have the option of declining the request, the person reaching out likely considers you to be responsible and detail oriented. An executor of an estate typically helps file paperwork, close accounts and distribute the assets of the deceased.
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Can I Add Children’s Names to my House Deed?

It’s true that if your child is on your deed as a joint tenant on your home, your home will not have to go through probate if your child survives you. At your death, your surviving child would immediately become the sole owner of your home without probate and with minimal transfer costs.
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Must I Sell Parent’s Home if They Move to a Nursing Facility?

Reaching the point where you need to consider residential options for your mother can be overwhelming. Not only is it emotionally fraught, there are also financial and legal considerations.
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Can Grandchildren Receive Inheritances?

Children and grandchildren motivate us to think about a will and life insurance. However, it is problematic to name minor children as beneficiaries.
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What Type of Trust Do You Need?

There are two main kinds of trusts: revocable and irrevocable.
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What are the Signs of Elder Abuse?

 March 20, 2022 |
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many older adults are more socially isolated than ever — and thus more vulnerable to being financially victimized.
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What Does an Estate Plan Include?

A will is first. In essence, a will spells out who will get your stuff, in what proportions they will get it and in some instances at least, upon what conditions.
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What’s the Earning Limit for Social Security?

Knowing when to retire and when to begin claiming benefits comes down to understanding yourself — and your finances.
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What Does a Good Hospital Discharge Plan Look Like?

Standing up to a health care professional can be daunting, especially if you're worried about a premature discharge from a hospital.
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Is Life insurance a Good Idea?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a middle class family raising a child to adulthood will spend over $233,000 on that child between the ages of 0 to 18. That doesn't even factor in the cost of college education, which can be thousands of dollars more per year once a child reaches adulthood.
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Law Firm of Benjamin Eckman
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1767 Morris Ave., Suite 314
Union, NJ 07083

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73 Mt. View Blvd., Wayne, NJ 07470
(973)709-0909

1 University Drive, Suite 609
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Union, NJ 07083

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(973)709-0909

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1 University Drive, Suite 609
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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