2053 Woodbridge Avenue - Edison, NJ 08817

Thursday, July 02, 2020

E594 Happy 4th of July. 1. July 29, 2020 Free SeminarRemove & Expungement of NJ Criminal Arrests and Convictions- from 4:50pm-5:25


E594- Happy 4th of July.   1. July 29, 2020    Free SeminarRemove & Expungement of NJ Criminal Arrests and Convictions-  from 4:50pm-5:25  
2. Ken Vercammen's wedding photo July 8, 1989
3. Blended family members can apply for domestic violence orders
4. No Will or Power of Attorney? Get documents done now. You don't even need to drive to the law office!
5. Plenty of fun, inexpensive outdoor concerts this summer- Woodbridge, Freehold, Long Branch, Belmar
1. July 29, 2020 Remove & Expungement of NJ Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar from 4:50pm-5:25  
   Location: PARKING LOT Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen, 2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817
BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR
New  Expungement Law took effect June 15, 2020
     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. 
        (Author- Criminal Law Forms by the American Bar Association)
      The NJ statute on expungement was revised effective June 15.  Nothing is automatically erased yet. If someone has been arrested or even had a private criminal complaint signed against them in the Municipal Court, they have a criminal record, even if the charges were dismissed or received a Conditional Discharge Under NJ Law past criminal arrests and convictions can beged/ erased under certain instances. This program will discuss the expungement process. I served as a Municipal Prosecutor and was amazed how minor criminal guilty pleas and even dismissed charges can affect someone's ability to get a job or advance a career. Do you have children or someone you know or work with that needs an expungement?
     To attend email VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com
2. Ken Vercammen's wedding photo July 8, 1989
  Ken Vercammen's wedding Anniversary
The Groomsmen at wedding July 8, 1989 were:
Front Row: Jim Watt, Cynthia Vercammen, Ken Vercammen, Chris Knigge
Middle row: John Bachenski, Mike Sydor, Mike Brennan
Back row: Jim McGreevey [was NJ Governor], Steve Vercammen
  We still look the same in 2020.
3. Blended family members can apply for domestic violence orders S.C. V. J.D. 
     This domestic violence case concerns the breadth of "household member" jurisdiction in the context of a modern, blended-family where the parties are adult, half-siblings who shared meaningful, regular parenting time with their common father during their youth - though never resided together. Throughout their youth, the parties regularly and consistently spent substantial periods of time at their common father's home, including the defendant spending overnights every other weekend during the school year and more extended times during the summer at their father's home. Although he did not have a bedroom, he had a fixed sleeping arrangement and drawers containing underwear, gym shorts, and toiletries. During and after college, their in-person contact decreased, but they still gathered informally and at family milestones and vacations. (FV-13-1110-19)
4. No Will or Power of Attorney? Get documents done now. You don't even need to drive to the law office!
We draft Wills in our office without clients being required to come in. We email documents to clients. Properly drafted Wills by attorneys not only guard against claims of a testator's lack of mental capacity to sign a will and the exercise of undue influence, duress and coercion in the signing of a will, but face-to-face attorney assistance may also allow the client to better understand options and minimize administration costs, probate costs and taxes.
Some people try to avoid getting documents done correct by trying to fill out something online, but then usually never have documents done right or signed correct.
Make sure your Will is drafted correctly. Wills must be correctly signed in front of attorney or notary to be admitted to probate by the Surrogate.Original source Jonathan D. Bick 
Please print out your Wills & documents single sided and carefully staple and read your documents. The Power of Attorney and Living Will are separate documents, which you must staple separately. 
We are signing Wills, Power of Attorney and Living Wills by appointment, typically Wednesday due to Covid and state restrictions
   Most persons are signing at UPS stores, which has notary service, with your own witnesses, or using another notary of their choosing.
   To schedule appointment, call office between 9:30-4:30 at 732-572-0500
       On day of signing, bring:
-Documents stapled separately
-Your pen
-Your mask
       Park in parking lot, then call the office once here.
       Otherwise, sign documents at UPS store, which has notary service, with your own witnesses, or use another notary of your choosing.
5. Plenty of fun, inexpensive outdoor concerts this summer- Woodbridge, Freehold, Long Branch, Belmar
 Woodbridge Summer concerts are on for 2020! All concerts will take place on the lawn at Woodbridge High School to allow for social distancing   http://woodbridgeartsnj.org.
GOLDEN OLDIES MONDAYS (all start at 7 p.m.)
July 6: The Duprees
July 13: The Brooklyn Reunion Show
July 20: Shirley Alston Reeves
July 27: The Capris
Aug. 3: Sounds of the Street
Aug. 10: Shadows of the '60s
Aug. 17: Stan Zizka's Del Satins
Aug. 24: The Cameos
Aug. 31: The Infernos
Sept. 14: The Happenings featuring Bob Miranda
TRIBUTE TUESDAYS (all start at 7:30 p.m.)
July 7: Best of The Eagles
July 14: Sail On (Beach Boys tribute)
July 21: Beatlemania Again
July 28: The Doobie Others (Doobie Brothers tribute)
Aug. 4: Back to the Garden 1969 (Woodstock tribute)
Aug. 11: The Guthrie Brothers (Simon & Garfunkel tribute)[not going]
Aug. 18: Frontiers (Journey tribute)
Aug. 25: Broken Arrow (Neil Young tribute) [not going]
Sept. 1: BStreet Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute)
Sept. 8: Starman (David Bowie tribute)
COUNTRY SUNDAYS (all start at 6 p.m.)
July 12: ZBTB (Zac Brown Band tribute)
July 19: Kinderhook
July 26: Live at the Fillmore (Allman Brothers Band tribute)
Aug. 2: Jet Weston & his Atomic Ranch Hands (Hank Williams/classic country tribute)
Aug. 9: DeadGrass (bluegrass Grateful Dead tribute)
Aug. 16: Southern Steel
Aug. 23: The "The Band" Band (Bob Dylan tribute)
Aug. 30: Ronnie Penque's Panama Dead (music of New Riders of the Purple Sage)
      Freehold  Concerts 2020 7:30
Freehold Thursday's ROCK! Summer Concert Series
https://www.facebook.com/pg/downtownfreehold/events/?ref=page_internal
Thursday's ROCK! Summer Concert Series, at Hall of Records
July 2: Turnstyles
July 9: Moroccan Sheepherders
July 16: Pat Guadagno & Friends
July 23: Joe Baracata Band
July 30: Eddie Testa Band
Aug. 6: NRG
Aug. 13: Stephen Martinez
Aug. 20: Predator Dub Assassins
Aug. 27: The Wired Band
   Pier Village Monday night concerts Long Branch
https://piervillage.com/events/
July 6  STARMAN | A DAVID BOWIE EXPERIENCE
7PM - 8:30PM  Pier Village Festival Plaza 
July 13 Clapton Tribute Show 
July 20 E STREET SHUFFLE | BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE BAND
7PM - 8:30PM
July 27 BEATLEMANIA | A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
7PM - 8:30PM
Long Branch beach across from Pier Village different times. I try to go to Monday night for 6:30 swim, then outdoor concerts
https://www.facebook.com/PBNSwim/?eid=ARALoxQhvM9n7-kFsq5sEabf3CM9lq6zfdT0w2XzhiLC3TDkfdMFZzsopBrPidW8SvAXxJ12uSvPLy4H
  Smokin' Jackets Bar Anticipation
https://www.facebook.com/events/607495109828203/
More free outdoor concerts at https://www.njarts.net/free-events
         Raritan Valley Road Runner RVRR club runs are back. Join the club and run [distancing per Murphy]
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNWednesday night runs starting in June-August are usually held at 6:30 pm, Grove 5, Johnson Park in Piscataway.  When parking at Grove 5 is closed or the entire section is closed, we will meet at Grove 2.
SATURDAY MORNING RUN 8:00 AM Grove #5 in Summer, Johnson Park in Piscataway. Out and back on the Delaware-Raritan Towpath or a loop through the Rutgers campus. There are mile markers posted on the river side of the towpath.  
Rumson Hash House Harrier HHH  Every Saturday 10:17 different places in Monmouth County  on-on
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Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, 2053 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817

E593 1 FREE SEMINAR June 23 Tuesday "2020 Update-Wills and Estate Planning"

E593
1 FREE SEMINAR June 23 Tuesday "2020 Update-Wills and Estate Planning"
2 Both jail and probation imposed in criminal driving while suspended after DWI
3. Crime spree exception to expungement approved here.
4. Summer Happy Hour TBA
5. Our revised websites
          1. Final notice . FREE SEMINAR "2020 Update-Wills and Estate Planning"June 23 Tuesdayat 12:15 in our office parking lot. There have been changes to NJ Estate procedures. Ask your questions for free. Weinvite both you and your guests to join us at the Yes, the first outdoor legal event. Bring your own chair. There is no cost to attend. 
2. Recent cases Both jail and probation imposed in criminal driving while suspended after DWI. State v Chavarria
Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of violating N.J.S.A. 2C: 40-26(b) by driving during a period of license suspension or revocation for a second or subsequent violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, driving while under the influence, or N.J.S.A. 39:4-50a, refusal to provide a breath sample. The court sentenced defendant on each count to a 180-day term of imprisonment with a 180-day period of parole ineligibility as a condition of serving a two-year probationary term. The court ordered the custodial terms to be served consecutively and the probationary terms to be served concurrently.
Defendant argued his sentences are illegal because the Criminal Code does not authorize a spilt sentence with a term of imprisonment that includes a mandatory period of parole ineligibility. The court disagreed, finding the plain language of N.J.S.A. 2C: 43-2(b)(2) authorizes sentences including terms of incarceration as a condition of probation, with the only limitation being the term of incarceration may not exceed 364 days. The court finds that because defendant's individual and aggregate custodial sentences require less than 364 days of imprisonment as a condition of probation, they are authorized by N.J.S.A. 2C: 43-2(b)(2) even though the terms of imprisonment include mandatory periods of parole ineligibility.
The court also determined the sentencing court erred by failing to make findings supporting its imposition of consecutive sentences, see State v. Yarbrough, 100 N.J. 627 (1985), and by imposing sentences that were both consecutive and concurrent, see State v. Rogers, 124 N.J. 113 (1991). The court remanded for resentencing. A-4473-18T3)
3. Crime spree exception to expungement approved here.State v A.R. 
This case presents the question of whether petitioner A.R.'s convictions fall within the "crime-spree" exception contained within N.J.S.A. 2C: 52-2(a), making them eligible for expungement. Specifically, the granting or denying of petitioner's expungement petition turns on the phrase: "crimes [which are] interdependent or closely related in circumstances and were committed as part of a sequence of events that took place within a comparatively short period of time." N.J.S.A. 2C: 52-2(a). Petitioner and the State concede that this phrase is undefined in the statute, yet offer competing interpretations. The State proposes a strict interpretation of this language, whereas petitioner asserts that the expungement statute - as remedial legislation - should be liberally interpreted. This court concludes that a liberal interpretation of this language is consistent with the general purpose of the expungement statute. Petitioner's convictions are "closely related in circumstances" because they stem from two instances where he engaged in the unlawful sale of narcotics to a "friend" and an undercover officer, and were committed over a period of six weeks, which is a "comparatively short period of time." Therefore, petitioner's convictions are eligible for expungement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-2(a). (00-09-1483/01-02-0229)
4.      Summer Happy Hour TBA. Bar Anticipation is not having happy hours this summer. We were previously scheduled for July 10. I am looking into some type of informal event depending on state restrictions. Stay tuned.
   When a date is determined we will send out details in our weekly newsletter and post on Facebook.  
5. We own the domain name www.njlaws.comsince 1995 and are pioneers in bringing free legal information to the public.
We try to create a website for all articles we write and all seminars we speak at. 
Our websites:
www.njwillsprobatelaw.com

www.centraljerseyelderlaw.com
www.njpersonalinjurylawcenter.com
More June YouTube Educational videos
Estate Planning for Doctors and Medical professionals
share blogger video and Facebook Law only  6/12
Metuchen Library Will seminar on zoom also discussing Probate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills
Interlock required even for out of state drivers with refusal to take breath test
New trial ordered where police did not give full Miranda warning State v Hager
Living Wills and Being Prepared WHAT DOES A LIVING WILL MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
Roadside statements inadmissible where roadside stop was improper State v Alessi
Why seniors should have a Living Will and health care proxy
Plea by Mail Attorney to go to court for you
Friends and clients can help us by....
Liking us on Facebook 
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Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, 2053 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817

E592 1. June 23 "2020 Update-Wills and Estate Planning" in our parking lot

E592
1.   June 23 "2020 Update-Wills and Estate Planning" in our parking lot 
2. NJ Order to start DWI and hearings again on June 22
3. We participate in the Metlife Hyatt Legal Plan for Will and estate planning and Arag Legal Plan for J & J 
4 Summer Estate Planning Package 
5. Our Client testimonials 
6. This week's Educational YouTube videos
1. There were changes to NJ Estate procedures. Weinvite both you and your guests to join us at the FREE SEMINAR "2020 Update-Wills and Estate Planning"June 23 Tuesdayat 12:15 in our office parking lot. Yes, the first outdoor legal event. Bring your own chair. There is no cost to attend. 
          Our only request is that you bring a canned food donation for the St. Matthews Edison Food Bank.    Greetings past clients. We have reopened and also preparing Wills for clients online. I am still doing the email newsletter from home. In TV Dragnet, the detectives said "Just the facts". The email newsletter is less fancy, with just the important stuff.
2. NJ Order to start DWI and hearings again on June 22COVID-19 - FOURTH OMNIBUS ORDER ON COURT OPERATIONS AND LEGAL PRACTICE
 The plan is scheduled to start incrementally on Monday, June 22, 2020.
         In Phase 2, most Municipal Court proceedings will continue to be handled remotely, including but not limited to: 
  • Disorderly persons / petty disorderly persons offenses, traffic, DWI dispositions, parking, local ordinance, penalty enforcement and other hearings; First Appearance/CJP; violations of monitoring and probation; bench trials, sentencing hearings, evidentiary hearings, and testimonial motions with consent; guilty pleas; post-adjudication and non-compliance hearings; and dismissals [page 25 of Order]
        As courts transition to Phase 2, the following Municipal Court matters may, consistent with Supreme Court guidance, be handled in person: 
* Subject to social distancing and other requirements, in the absence of consent to proceed remotely, bench trials and hearings may be conducted in person in Municipal Court matters that are especially complex (at a minimum, involving numerous parties or witnesses, or significant evidence in a format that cannot be handled remotely, such as physical evidence or videos in a non-standard format), including DWI trials and other matters involving consequences of magnitude [page 26]
https://www.njcourts.gov/notices/2020/n200610b.pdf?c=cUS
         3. We participate in the Metlife Hyatt Legal Plan for Will and estate planning
    Are you searching for an estate-planning attorney in New Jersey that is part of the HYATT Metlife Legal plan? Look no further than Kenneth Vercammen & Associates. This is a great benefit offered to employees by some employers. 
Typically with HYATT Metlife Legal Plan we can prepare a Last Will and Testament, Durable Powers of Attorney  and Living Will Health Care proxy with no fees to the member. 
The Metlife Hyatt group legal plans benefit more than 2,000 organizations in a variety of industries across the U.S., including Fortune 500 companies. Some of the companies in NJ are:
American Express
FedEx
Bank of America
Compuware
Home Depot
J.P. MORGAN CHASE 
KPMG
MetLife
PepsiCo
UPS
Yum! Brands
Comcast/ News 12 NJ
        To assist potential clients and seniors we now offer consults and document preparation remotely. Members should contact Hyatt and obtain a claim number. https://www.legalplans.comand then email Ken Vercammen.
         We also participate in the Arag legal plan for Wills and Probate, which covers many J & J employees.
It is best if you contact ARAG first to determine coverage https://www.araglegal.comor call ARAG 1800-819-6010
 Then have a claim form emailed to Ken Vercammen. 
Normally, with ARAG Legal Plan we can prepare a Last Will and Testament, Durable Powers of Attorney and Living Will Health Care with no cost to members. Many Johnson & Johnson employees are covered.
4     Summer Estate Planning Package 
              If you don't have an estate plan now is the right time to change that. Protect what you've worked so hard to save. For the summer we have a basic, affordable, Estate Planning Package at a reduced rate.  
Estate Planning Package $500 ~ Includes:
- Last Will & Testament Will - including age requirement trust
- Financial Power of Attorney/ Banking Power of Attorney/Real Estate Power of Attorney
- Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, POLST and HIPAA Release
- A form for Letters of instruction 
- Telephone Review
For the Will:1. interview with client, office consult fee is usually $150.00, which is included in the Will preparation fee.  2. Review Will Questionnaire filled out by client. 3. Review information such as name, address and telephone number.  
4. Obtain information regarding value of real estate, life insurance and other assets. 5. Obtain information regarding distribution of estate and selection of beneficiaries. 6. Obtain information regarding names of family members. 
 7. Discuss possible individuals to serve as Executor. 8. Attend to opening of file.
9. Preparation of draft Will and Testament with Provisions regarding debts and taxes, distribution of estate, Trust for beneficiaries under 21, provisions for primary Executor and one successor Executor, include provisions regarding no bond required and self- proving Will meaning your family will not need to locate witnesses later.  
10. Prepare letter to client enclosing draft of Will for client to carefully read.
11. Preparation of Post Will Instruction letter to client 
12  Provide bi-weekly email newsletter with updates on Probate, and NJ legal issues.
     *Does not include Trusts or detailed planning which may be required.
   We are signing Wills, Power of Attorney and Living Wills by appointment
Tuesday June 23 from 10:15-11:45 and 1:15-4:30 in the parking lot. We have limited witnesses.  
    For clients to schedule appointment, call office between 9:30-4:30 at 732-572-0500
Please print out your documents single sided and carefully staple documents. The Power of Attorney and Living Will are separate documents, which you must staple separately. Please read these documents carefully.
         On day of signing, bring:
-Documents stapled separately
-Your pen
-Your mask
         Park in parking lot, then call the office.
         Otherwise, sign documents at UPS store, which has notary service, with your own witnesses, or use another notary of your choosing.
         
         5. Our Client testimonials
When asked if they would use our firm again if they had another legal problem, our clients have said... 
"Sure, your service is excellent and staff is very professional and experienced." - JZ
"Have used previously and would use again. Extremely happy with result and treatment." - JS 
"Yes, Mr. Vercammen clearly communicated the process in advance and achieved resolution or communicated expeditiously." - SG 
"Yes, I was treated with respect. The service was fast and efficient." - CC
"Yes, Mr. Vercammen is a very good and practical attorney." - DD
"Yes, knowledgeable, straight forward, easy to understand advice. I trust your practice to guide your clients through the legal system with both personal sensitivity and high ethical standards." - Prior Client 
"Yes. This was the second time in 2 years that I used your firm. If I were to need an attorney in the future, I wouldn't even think of calling anyone else." - Prior Client 
"Yes. I appreciated the thoroughness." - Prior Client 
"Yes, was very satisfied. Mr. Vercammen was excellent!" -AA
"Without a doubt! Will also recommend to others." - Prior Client 
"Yes. All aspects handled in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner." - Prior Client 
"Absolutely yes and no comment of your services." - SO 
"Just wonderful and great." - Prior Client 
"Yes, Ken was very quick the day of court." - BD 
"If I encountered another legal problem, I would most definitely use this firm again." - SS
"Yes, definitely. The procedures were explained clearly to me. I was kept informed about the progress of the case at all times." -MM 
"This was my third representation by Mr. Vercammen." - JM 
"Yes. Mr. Vercammen was very enthusiastic and confident about resolving my case. I am glad I selected a lawyer who is so 'up-beat' and personable." - Prior Client
"Yes. Ken Vercammen always kept me informed of the proceedings and the steps he was taking. I appreciated his patience and understanding in answering all my questions." - DA
"I absolutely would consider your firm. I haven't met with others yet, but to me your firm has set a high bar to measure others against, in terms of professionalism and providing all necessary information for me to make a decision. I am going with Kenneth." - MP 
More at https://www.njlaws.com/testimonials.html
Please consider us for the referral of Wills, Probate, Municipal Court and serious Litigation matters. "Like us" on Facebook, and Avvo.
6.This week's Educational YouTube videos
GENERAL DUTY OWED BY DRIVERS- Jury charge In a Civil Jury Trial 5.30A
      In a Jury Trial, the Judge will give an outline of the law and how to determine the facts. These are called Jury charges. We find it is a good idea to provide clients with an outline of the law at the beginning of their case and prior to a trial.
Handwritten Will cannot be admitted by Surrogate to Probate, have a real Will prepared by an attorney
DUTY OF A SUPERMARKET TO A BUSINESS INVITEE WALKING IN ONE OF THE AISLES and Injured
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PaSEE4lkiI
NJ inheritance Tax three year look back for gifts and transfers
No more license suspension for drug offense in NJ
Court claims parked car with engine running is operation and can be DWI. State v. Thompson
Drug Recognition Evaluation DRE State v Olenowski court orders Frye Hearing on admissibility of DRE
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Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, 2053 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

E591 1. NJ Municipal courts are back in (Zoom) Session

E591  
1. NJ Municipal courts are back in (Zoom) Session
2. June 10 Metuchen Library Wills Seminar at 6:30pm
3. Interlock required even for out of state drivers with refusal to take breath test.
4. Flag Day Sunday June 14
5. Welcome Summer Law Student Law Clerks
6. Happy Father's Day
           1. NJ Municipal courts are back in (Zoom) Session
We are helping clients by resolving cases while courts physically closed due to Covid
1.  After attorney is retained, a Letter of Representation is sent to both court and the prosecutor.
2.  We call court to confirm letter received, then ask court which prosecutor is handling the case. Many towns have more than one prosecutor.
3.  We email the prosecutor a proposed reduced charge plea.
4.  After plea deal with prosecutor is confirmed, we prepare a Defense by Certification/ Plea by mail. Often the prosecutor will also email a plea form  to also be agreed by the person charged.
5.  Plea forms are signed by the person charged [the client], then emailed to both court and prosecutor.
6.  For regular traffic tickets, the court will often accept the client's sign plea form without an appearance on Zoom.
7.  For all criminal charges and serious traffic that are resolved, the court will require an appearance by Zoom, telephone or Microsoft teams.
8.  We recommend clients review their traffic history and municipal court history for free online prior to the hearing if the judge asks them about prior tickets. https://portal.njcourts.gov/webe5/MPAWeb/index.jsp
You do not need a password to login 
You can Search by:  Drivers License Number    [for all your traffic violations] or
Full Name [for all your traffic violations]
9. After case is resolved, pay by check or online https://portalnjmcdirect-cloud.njcourts.gov/prweb/PRServletPublicAuth/wQ2guhy8lqKPggD8pVI7RLYVZ9vxwNMF*/!STANDARD?AppName=NJMC&fromBrowserHistory=true.
10. Trials and motions with witnesses must wait until physical court sessions resume, unless defendant and attorney consent. I do not recommend zoom trials or motions.
           2. Next events 
June 10 Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar will be June 10 at 6:30pm via Zoom online
Login details upcoming at https://www.metuchenlibrary.org
June 15, 2020 Woodbridge library Will Seminar at 7pm is now a Live on Zoom event Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar
Now on Zoom! June 15, 2020 at 7pm Monday Virtual program
WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY Free program open to the public, you do not need to be a Township resident to attend. :
Information
http://woodbridgelibrary.org/nj-estate-tax-law-wills-probate-seminar
         To Register:
  June 9 at 1pm Handling Criminal Misdemeanor and Traffic Cases: New Ideas to Expand and Excel Your Practice Webinar Free for ABA members https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mtg/web/400650896/
          3. Interlock required even for out of state drivers with refusal to take breath test. State v. Colson, N.J. Super. App. Div NOT APPROVED FOR PUBLICATIONDefendant appealed the order directing him to install an ignition interlock device. Defendant was charged with DWI, refusal to submit to breath testing and reckless driving. He pled guilty to refusal to submit to a breath test and the other charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to loss of driving privileges, installation of an ignition interlock device and to attend 12 hours at the Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center. Municipal court judge rejected the defense argument that ignition interlock device installation did not apply to out-of-state drivers. Defendant appealed and trial judge imposed the same sentence as the municipal court judge. 
         Defendant renewed his argument that the interlock device requirement did not apply to him because he was licensed in Pennsylvania. He argued N.J.S.A 39:4-50(c) showed the legislature intended to differentiate between New Jersey drivers and out-of-state drivers and the ignition interlock requirement applied when a driver's license was suspended not when his driving privileges were revoked. Court was not persuaded and noted the plain language of the refusal statute did not exempt out-of-state drivers from the ignition interlock device requirement and punished "any person" who violated the statute. Source Daily Briefing - 03/16/20 14-2-4053
         4. Flag Day Sunday June 14
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was the first fraternal organization to observe Flag Day. The President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue annually a proclamation calling upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on such day.
We hope that as you acknowledge the great love for your country by displaying our flag.
          5. Welcome Summer Law Student Law Clerks
Anthony Raccuia         Tulane Law
Xenovia BartholomewNortheastern Law      
Bartlomiej Wisla  Appalachian School of Law
Gregory Youssef         Rutgers Law Newark
Patrick J Foy      Seton Hall Law
           6. Happy Father's Day June 21 to my Dad, Al Vercammen, veteran of Korean War, past president Metuchen First Aid, and a volunteer leader of the YMCA Indian Guides. As a kid one of my great memories was to sit in the Metuchen First Aid ambulance and hit the siren as we rode in the Metuchen Memorial Day parade. Dad was selected as Man of the Year by the Metuchen Jaycees for his volunteer work. Dad and mom traveled to Scranton while I was in college to see Mike Brennan and I win a race for the University of Scranton Varsity Cross-Country team. We enjoyed spending time every Memorial Day, 4thof July and Labor Day with then for 28 years at the Poconos Lake house, now at Dad's Active Adult Community in Jackson on Father's Day
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Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, 2053 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

E586 1. April 22 Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Piscataway Library online 2. Governor’s office state’s Non-retail businesses such as law offices may stay open. 3. While preparing for an upcoming seminar, I recorded several few shorts YouTube videos for the public 4. April 20 Supreme Court Order continues courts closed to public

1. April 22 Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Piscataway Library online 
2. Governor’s office state’s Non-retail businesses such as law offices may stay open.
3. While preparing for an upcoming seminar, I recorded several few shorts YouTube videos for the public
4. April 20 Supreme Court Order continues courts closed to public

     1. Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Piscataway Library April 22 at 7:00pm -Now online with Zoom.com

 Open to the public. You do not need to be a town resident just a Laptop.
 Register Here to receive Zoom login or call details.  
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVVftHa6czAY2O3ak8M3nLs4qbnbE7907M7NzKDlW9R2AMxA/viewform

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

New Main Topics:
1.   If You Have No Will
2.   Getting your Estate Planning Documents done when you cant drive to law office
3.   Was goes into a Will
4.  NJ Estate Tax eliminated and Inheritance Tax reduced
5.  Power of Attorneys recommendations
6.  Living Will & Advance Directive for Medical Care
7.  Administering the Estate/Probate /Surrogate
8.  Avoiding unnecessary expenses and saving your family money

    2. Governor’s office state’s Non-retail businesses such as law offices may stay open. 
      “Non-retail businesses may stay open, but must accommodate by enhanced mitigation requirements.
    Simply put, people should not be outside of their home unless they absolutely need to be. For example, professional service firms -- such as law firms, accounting firms, etc. -- may continue to operate. If a business or nonprofit has employees that must be on site, it must reduce staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure critical operations can continue.”
   We continue to prepare Wills, Power of Attorney and Living Wills/ Advance Directives. We also are filing Letters of Representation in Municipal Court and Traffic cases.

Businesses Allowed to Remain Open To The Public
Essential retail businesses which are allowed to remain open to the public, while following required mitigation requirements are:
  • Grocery stores, farmer's markets and farms that sell directly to customers, and other food stores, including retailers that offer a varied assortment of foods comparable to what exists at a grocery store;
  • Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;
  • Medical supply stores;
  • Gas stations;
  • Convenience stores;
  • Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;
  • Hardware and home improvement stores;
  • Banks and other financial institutions;
  • Laundromats and dry-cleaning services;
  • Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years;
  • Pet stores;
  • Liquor stores;
  • Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, to deliver online purchases directly to customers, or to arrange for curbside pickup;
  • Printing and office supply shops;
  • Mail and delivery stores;
  • Bars and restaurants for drive-through, delivery, and takeout only;
  • Mobile phone retail and repair shops (added 3/24/20);
  • Bicycle shops, but only to provide service and repair (added 3/24/20);
  • Livestock feed stores (added 3/24/20);
  • Nurseries and garden centers (added 3/24/20);
  • Farming equipment stores (added 3/24/20);
  • Child care centers, but only if they certify by Friday, March 27 that they will only serve children of essential workers starting April 1 (added 3/25/20);
  • Realtors, but only to show houses 1-on-1 (open houses are prohibited) (added 3/30/20);
  • Firearms retailers, by appointment only and during limited hours (added 3/30/20);
  • Microbreweries or brewpubs for home delivery only (added 3/30/20);

https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/general-public/what-businesses-are-closed-what-is-considered-essential

      3. While preparing for an upcoming seminar, I recorded several few shorts YouTube videos for the public:

Preparation of Wills during Covid 19 quarantine and Law Offices closed


Preparation of Power of Attorney during Covid 19 Law Offices closed




COMBINED ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FOR HEALTH CARE and LIVING WILL



QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FOR HEALTH CARE IN NJ


Estate Planning during Covid


Get a Power of Attorney to avoid expensive guardianship if parents are incapacitated



Get your Estate Planning done despite Covid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4odVl1d9r1w

Don’t Trust Online Computer Estate Planning Programs during Covid

Re- Evaluating Your Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will selections during Covid



Don't invalidate your original Will by handwritten changes


How you can do your Will, Power of Attorney, Living Will during Covid


Don’t wait another day Have your Will, Power of Attorney and Living Will done now!

Covid 19 Why it’s important to get your Power of Attorney, Last Will and Testament and Advance Directive

Interest in Estate Planning has picked up after the Covid 19 pandemic Why it’s important to get

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zTOE1zvfMY

 

Helpful Estate Planning Advice For New Jersey Residents During Covid 19


Covid 19 and Essential Estate Planning Documents like a Will, Power of Attorney and Medical Directive


COVID 19 AND INCAPACITY: WHY A WILL, POWER OF ATTORNEY AND DIRECTIVE ARE NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVwrizkQKvM&t=16s

 

Covid 19 and Will, Power of Attorney and documents to take care of your children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4glhLdODoQ

 

In New Jersey Legal documents you need most during COVID 19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZJMfwwefSo

 

Are you prepared for a potential illness, incapacity or death? In New Jersey Legal documents needed


Coronavirus Estate Planning in NJ Now is the Time to have an attorney prepare a Will, Living Will


Everything you need to know about Estate Planning during Covid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NayDGtCotYQ&t=81s

    4. April 20 Supreme Court Order continues courts closed to public
COVID-19- UPDATED GUIDANCE ON REMOTE PROCEEDINGS IN THE TRIAL COURTS; OPTIONS FOR OBSERVING COURT EVENTS AND OBTAINING VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDS; COURT AUTHORITY TO SUSPEND THE COMMENCEMENT OF CERTAIN CUSTODIAL TERMS 
       The Supreme Court has issued updated comprehensive updated guidance regarding remote proceedings in the trial courts during the COVID-19 pandemic. A copy of the Court's April 20, 2020 Order is online at https://njcourts.gov/notices/2020/n200420a.pdf?c=wa1

 Most Proceedings to Continue Using Remote Options - Consent Required Only for Certain Matters 
The Order reinforces that most court events that can be conducted using video or phone options will proceed, even over the objection of an attorney or party. However, the following court matters will proceed remotely only with the consent of all parties: (a) sentencing hearings in Criminal, Family, and Municipal matters; (b) juvenile delinquency adjudications; (c) evidentiary hearings and bench trials in Criminal matters; (d) evidentiary hearings and trials in Municipal matters that involve a reasonable likelihood of a jail sentence or loss or suspension of license; (e) termination of parental rights trials; and (f) hearings for an adjudication of incapacity and appointment of a permanent guardian. The Court's Order comports with current practice and supports the continuity of routine as well as emergent court functions during the COVID-19 crisis. 
Livestreaming Technology Primarily Allocated for Criminal Matters 
Over the past month, the New Jersey courts have leveraged technology to enable remote proceedings in all divisions of the trial courts as well as in the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, and Tax Court. Our utilization of technology to advance the work of the courts is considered to be a national model. Nevertheless, our resources are finite, and the Court has determined to prioritize livestreaming for most criminal matters and to permit livestreaming for court events in other divisions based on an individualized determination. 
 Accordingly, it is ORDERED that during the pendency of the COVID-19 public health emergency: 

1. All court proceedings, including but not limited to Central Judicial Processing (CJP) hearings and pretrial detention hearings, will continue to be conducted remotely using video and/or phone options to the greatest extent possible. ……