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Thursday, April 15, 2021


E613 News
1.   Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation helpful information.
2.New Wills and Power of Attorney available for Wakefern employees who select Metlife HYATT Legal Plan
3.  Next Free Community Wills & Estates seminars online
4. YouTube Videos
5. Spring 2021 Law Clerk Photos

1.   Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation helpful information.
When is Organ Donation Awareness Month?
National Donate Life Month is April. Every day in April, people across the U.S. make a special effort to celebrate the tremendous generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, tissue, marrow, and blood donors and to encourage more Americans to follow their fine example. The celebration commemorates those who have received or continue to wait for life saving transplants and honors those who died while waiting.
  Who can be a donor? People of all ages and medical histories should consider themselves potential donors. Your medical condition at the time of death will determine what organs and tissue can be donated.   
   Does my religion support organ and tissue donation? Every major religion in the United States supports organ and tissue donation as one of the highest expressions of compassion and generosity.  
   Is there a cost to be an organ, eye and tissue donor? There is no cost to the donor's family or estate for donation. The donor family pays only for medical expenses before death and costs associated with funeral arrangements.
     Does my social and/or financial status play any part in whether or not I will receive an organ if I ever need one? No. When you are on the transplant waiting list for a donor organ, what really counts is the severity of your illness, body size, tissue type, blood type and other important medical information.  
    Why should I register to be an organ and tissue donor? Organ and tissue transplants offer patients a new chance at healthy, productive, and normal lives and return them to their families, friends and communities. To learn more or to register to become an organ and tissue donor, visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org. Also contact your attorney to have a Living Will/ Advance Directive prepared
Dear Friends, 
       We are sharing this message from the NJ Sharing Network to promote organ donation.
April is National Donate Life Month and we are so excited for the launch of #SaveNJLives, our initiative designed to start conversations about organ and tissue donation and transplantation.  
Thanks to our volunteers, nearly 140 participating pizzerias, coffee shops, diners and bagel shops in New Jersey will distribute custom designed pizza boxes and coffee sleeves in April, leading people to our campaign website, www.SaveNJLives.com. There, visitors can find out how many people in their town are waiting for a life-saving transplant, share that information via social media, and learn additional ways to help. 
1.           Visit www.SaveNJLives.com and share the number of people in your town waiting for a transplant on your Facebook and Twitter pages. Simply click the Facebook and Twitter icons on the site and follow the prompts to share. 
2. New Wills and Power of Attorney available for Wakefern employees who select Metlife HYATT Legal Plan
The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen was selected to serve as a New Jersey Access Attorney for Metlife Legal HYATT Plan and several other major national legal service plans. We prepare Wills, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills for members.
Effective January 1, 2020, Wakefern Food Corporation will offer employees the MetLaw legal plan.
         For covered Wakefern employees, they will be entitled to a free Will for them and spouse, Power of Attorney for husband & wife, Living Will husband & wife, Testamentary Trust within a Will for minor children. There is also representation for certain Traffic Offenses in NJ,
Wakefern is the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States, comprising 51 member companies who independently own and operate 354 retail supermarkets under the ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Dearborn Market and Gourmet Garage banners in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Virginia markets.
 Why a Will is essential to persons with children or who own property
    If you leave no Will or your Will is declared invalid because it was improperly prepared or is not admissible to probate:
* State law determines who gets assets, not you
* Additional expenses will be incurred and extra work will be required to qualify an administrator-Surety Bond, additional costs and legal fees
* Judge determines who gets custody of your children
* Possible additional State inheritance taxes and Federal estate taxes
* If you have no spouse or close relatives the State may take your property
* The procedure to distribute assets becomes more complicated
* It may also cause fights and lawsuits within your family
    When loved ones are grieving and dealing with death, they shouldn’t be overwhelmed with financial concerns. 
    Who don’t you want to receive your assets?
    Who is not the best choice to raise your children, or safeguard your children's money for college?  Do you want children, or grandchildren, to get money when they turn 18? Will they invest money wisely, or go to Seaside and play games?
What HYATT Metlife members can do to get started…
HYATT Metlife members should call HYATT Metlife legal at 800.821.6400 to obtain an authorization numbers for each Will, Power of Attorney, Codicil and Living Will you want.
Members can also obtain authorization numbers online at https://members.legalplans.com/Home/
You can always call HYATT Metlife Legal Plans Monday through Thursday 8-7 and Friday 8-6 Eastern Time for assistance and information about your legal plan.
   After obtaining an authorization number, call Kenneth Vercammen’s Law Office for a free confidential consultation and preparation of Wills and estate planning documents- all free to HYATT Metlife members
A Will must not only be prepared within the legal requirements of the New Jersey Statutes but should also be prepared so it leaves no questions regarding your intentions.
3.  Next Free Community Wills & Estates seminars online
April 19 Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar
at 6:30pm  

The program is free, but please register at:: https://forms.gle/czBf9aKFgVFoNd8i8
April 20, 2021 South Plainfield Public Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar at 6:00pm

April 29 West Windsor Mercer County Library System Wills, Probate & Estate Planning 2021 Update free program

Virtual Program April 29 at 6PM GotoMeeting

May 4 North Brunswick Library Will seminar
4. YouTube Videos
Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar:

Annual Review of Major Municipal Court Cases and New Laws Affecting Law Enforcement:

March 1st Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Piscataway Library:

March 2nd Wills, Probate & Estate Planning 2021update East Brunswick Library:

5. Spring 2021 Law Clerk Photos
Law Clerk Benjamin Klein of Widener University Delaware Law School with Kenneth Vercammen
Law Clerk Brian Csobor of Rutgers University New Brunswick with Kenneth Vercammen
Law Clerk Maya Patel of Rutgers University New Brunswick with Kenneth Vercammen