In This Issue:
1 Estate Planning Refresh: When and How Clients Should Update Their Estate Plans
2 September 19 Remove & Expungement of NJ Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar September 19 from 5:00pm-5:45 Final reminder
3 HELP WANTED - Clerk for Law Office - envelope stuffing, misc. clerk duties
4 Office space for rent
5 Fun Upcoming Running Races & Charity events participated by Kenneth Vercammen.
6 Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Cases in Municipal Court Seminar.
Congratulations to my parents Al & Carol Vercammen on their 60th wedding anniversary on September 6th.
1. Estate Planning Refresh: When and How Clients Should Update Their Estate Plans
Estate plans, when crafted thoughtfully and comprehensively, are important tools in helping clients realize their financial and personal goals. Personalized planning may include leaving a charitable legacy, transferring property to an intended beneficiary, taking care of disabled and/or underage loved ones, honoring end of life wishes, or minimizing the tax burden on one's estate.
However, estate plans are only effective when they accurately reflect your clients' circumstances, as well as current state and federal tax law. Neglected estate plans not only jeopardize your clients' estate planning wishes, but may also negatively impact their loved ones, not to mention themselves. The unintended consequences of an outdated estate plan can be dire, resulting in issues such as:
* adverse income and/or estate tax consequences;
* disqualify a special needs beneficiary from receiving benefits;
increased fees and costs associated with settling an estate, leaving less for your clients' spouse and heirs;
* forcing clients' loved ones into long, drawn out probate battles; and
* disinheriting desired beneficiaries or including unintended beneficiaries.
To protect your clients from these possible scenarios and mitigate negative consequences, it is important to reach out to them to update their estate plans. Not only is this good for clients, it's good for attorneys; by providing an opportunity to increase your practice's revenue through repeat client engagement.
It's time for an update
A clients' circumstance can change frequently. Whether they've added (or lost) a member of their family, bought a new home, started a business, or maybe they're children are now adults-it's probably time to update their estate plan. Here are a few different scenarios that warrant an update to an existing estate plan: Change in marriage status. Clients with a change in marital status usually need to change beneficiaries, successor trustees, health care or other agents, or haven't funded their trust.
Estate Planning Refresh: When and How Your Clients Should Update Their Estate Plans
* Have lost a spouse, parent, child, or other family member. These clients may need to update their trust, other estate planning documents, and beneficiary designations to name new beneficiaries, successor trustees, health care and other agents.
* Have children who are no longer minors. Clients with grown children may want to name them as successor trustees, healthcare or financial agents in lieu of parents, siblings, or friends.
* Have new grandchildren. Clients that have become grandparents may want to amend their trust to add either a specific bequests or an education trust for grandchildren, or set up and fund a gifting trust, UTMA/UGMA account, or 529 plan.
* Moved to a new state. Clients who have recently moved may need to update their Will, trust and other estate planning documents to comply with the laws of their new state or simply retitle their new residence into the name of their trust.
* Purchased a second home. New homeowners may need to amend their trust or add a Qualified Personal Residence Trust to address what happens to the second home after death, or they may need to simply retitle their new residence into the name of their trust.
* Sold or acquired a business. These clients may need to update their trust or add advanced planning to address additional liquidity or a note due from the new owners.
* Have recently acquired wealth, or have wealth and recently became of legal age. Young adults and individuals with newly-acquired wealth may not have an estate plan at all or need to beef up a simple, stop gap estate plan.
2. September 19 Remove & Expungement of NJ Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar September 19 from 5:00pm-5:45 Final reminder.
Location: Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen,
2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817
New Expungement Law takes effect October 1, 2018
COST: Free if you pre-register.Complimentary materials provided. This program is limited to 15 people. Please bring a canned food donation, which will be given to the St. Matthews Food Bank. Please email us if you plan on attending or if you would like us to email the materials. Attorneys- If space exists you can attend if you want to learn more about expungements.
SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
3. HELP WANTED - Clerk for Law Office - envelope stuffing, misc. clerk duties
start 8:55am 1:30
$10.00 per hour
-Adding client names to computer database, prepare letters, and work on client traffic ticket matters.
- Preparation of documents on Computer and mail to courts
-General Office duties in Law Office
-Update mailing/ client lists and learn marketing
-All other work needed including working on litigation cases
Must be dependable and committed to perfection.
A good way to learn NJ Law Office procedures
Call Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen & Associates
Check out our website at www.njlaws.com to see more information on our law office.
4. Office space for rent
700 Sq. Ft. of Professional Space for rent with off street parking. This building was just remodeled with a new floor, freshly painted walls, new upgraded heat & air conditioning as well as recess lighting and a new bathroom as well. Your clients will be impressed with your new space! $2000 per month.
5. Fun Upcoming Running Races & Charity events participated by Kenneth Vercammen
9/8 Fallen Heroes Memorial Run Bar Anticipation, Lake Como 5k 9:30 Co-Sponsor Wakefern Shoprite compuscore.com
9/9 Hightstown Triathlon starting at 7AM
9/11 every year 911 Memorial run Belmar boardwalk to Spring Lake 6pm [not a race] jsrc.org
9/15 Ocean Grove Run for Arts 5k 9am Co-Sponsor Wakefern Shoprite
Sun 9/16, One More Tri; A Triathlon to Benefit Special Olympics NJ Asbury Park
9/22 KeyportFest 5K Fireman's Park Saturday 8:30 am
10/7, The Valerie Fund 5K Run Long Branch, New Jersey 10am Wakefern Shoprite co-sponsor
10/13, Shillelagh 5K, Bar A, Lake Como, New Jersey 9:30
10/13 Hash At The Jersey Shore! Saturday 10:17 Hash Run at the Oak Tree Lodge - Wall, N.J 5.2 miles from Bar A
10/13 Race Against Hunger 5k Roosevelt Park 9am
10/14 East Brunswick 5k & 10k 10am RVRR new start EB Community Arts Center 721 Cranbury Rd. in East Brunswick) well run event www.ebrr.org post race we go to Lori's Lakeside on Farrington Lake, North Brunswick
If you are attending any of these charity races, please call or email Ken V. at Kenv@njaws.com Often we car pool from East Brunswick /Edison or meet at these events. I update this list at http://vercammensport.blogspot.com/
6. Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Cases in Municipal Court Seminar
October 1, 2018 5:30PM-9:05PM
NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ
New Alcotest breath machine Alcotest 9510 50 adopted for us by NJ Attorney General N.J.R. 1818(c)
Prosecutors given discretion in pot cash Attorney General Memo on Guidance Regarding Municipal Prosecutors' Discretion in Prosecuting Marijuana and Other Criminal Offenses
Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General
State v Cassidy pending before Supreme Court on State Police not complying with State v Chun
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq., Past Municipal Court Attorney of the Year
Norma M. Murgado, Esq. Chief Prosecutor (Elizabeth), Chief Prosecutor (Woodbridge)
Lorraine Nielsen, Esq. Municipal Court Prosecutor, Milltown
John Menzel, Esq., Past Chair, NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section
William Brigiani, Esq. Past Middlesex Bar President
This informative seminar on Municipal Court practice and procedure will familiarize you with recent new developments affecting cases that are heard in municipal court. An authoritative panel of experienced attorneys will be joined by well-respected Municipal Prosecutors to explore a wide variety of matters that you are likely to encounter. They will also bring you up to date on recent developments you need to understand in order to effectively represent your clients.
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
NJICLE, A Division of the NJSBA NJ State Bar
One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Phone: (732) 214-8500 CustomerService@njsba.com