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Probate in New Jersey: What You Need to Know

 November 14, 2022 |
At The Law Firm of Benjamin D. Eckman, we help families navigate the probate process in New Jersey. We understand how overwhelming it can be, but we'll be there every step of the way, answering your questions and helping resolve any problems that arise. If you're facing estate planning or elder law issues in New […]
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What Happens when You Inherit a Retirement Account?

 October 24, 2022 | | |
There’s almost always a reckoning when the government proffers a tax break. So it is with individual retirement accounts (IRA)s, 401(k)s and similar accounts that investors fund with pre-tax earnings.
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Does a Beneficiary have to Pay Taxes on 401(k)?

 September 9, 2022 | |
If you anticipate inheriting a 401(k) from a parent, a spouse or someone else, it’s important to know your options for minimizing tax liability.
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What Do You Need to Do When a Spouse Dies?

 September 8, 2022 | |
Death, while inevitable, is not often predictable. This can leave many people financially unprepared if their spouse suddenly dies–especially if the deceased was the one that took care of the household balance sheet.
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Who Should be your Executor?

 August 30, 2022 | | |
What do these appointments mean to the person(s) named to act? What happens if they fail or decline to act? Can the planning appoint alternative representatives?
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What is a Will Contest?

 August 16, 2022 | |
Wills often go through probate, which is the legal process for settling an estate. The rules are different for every state, so check with an attorney or your local county office to learn more.
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5 Mistakes to Avoid with Beneficiary Designations?

 August 12, 2022 | |
Here are five critical mistakes to avoid when dealing with your beneficiary designations.
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What is a Digital Asset Estate Plan

 August 10, 2022 | | |
…Ajemian’s account became the source of a nearly decade long legal battle that raised a salient question: Who can access your digital accounts after your death?
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Why Is A Will Essential?

 August 9, 2022 | | |
There’s always plenty of time to get your affairs in order, until you get run over by a cement truck.
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How the SECURE Act Changed the IRA Rules

 July 20, 2022 | |
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (Secure) Act upended inherited IRAs for most non-spousal beneficiaries. The 10-year rule for withdrawing from inherited IRAs eliminated the ability to stretch inherited IRAs for these beneficiaries.
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1767 Morris Ave., Suite 314
Union, NJ 07083

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Wayne, NJ 07470

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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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