4 Ways You Can Improve the Value of Your Business

If you are planning to sell your business or you are considering putting your business on the market, you want to present your enterprise as a profitable, money-making venture. The valuation process will determine how much your business is worth based on a variety of factors—from appraising your physical assets to projecting future cash flows. Therefore, getting a higher valuation will allow you to obtain a higher Read More

The 4 Benefits of a Home Inspection

Buying a new home can be both an exciting and scary process. Unfortunately, many people do not know what to look for in order to spot problem areas before they buy. That is one of the many reasons that buyers frequently use the services of professional home inspectors to look over the home. There are many advantages to obtaining a home inspection before you buy. A few of the main benefits are described below: Read More

5 Tips for Creating a Revocable Living Trust

A revocable living trust can be a helpful estate planning tool if used properly. These “living trusts” can help your family avoid the costly and time-consuming probate process and save you money in estate taxes as well. By creating a living trust, you can often lessen the burden on your loved ones after you are gone. Not all living trusts are created equal. You should use the following tips to help you create a Read More

Attorney Colleen Clark Featured in County Woman Magazine

Attorney Colleen Clark was recently featured in the September/October 2017 Monmouth County edition of County Woman Magazine. Check it out below! Read More

Christine Matus Appears on Ask the Expert

Attorney Christine Matus was a guest on "Ask the Expert" with Steve Sleeper. Christine spoke with Steve about wills, trusts, probate, and powers of attorney. Click below to listen! Read More

Understanding the Property Tax Appeals Process in New Jersey

Property taxes vary by the assessed value of your property. The tax assessment is a specific percentage of the market value of your property. The market value of your real estate will vary from year to year, which is why your taxes will change as well. In addition, the percentage of tax (often referred to as the “tax ratio”) will vary by the municipality and may change annually as well. In fact, the State Department Read More

What is Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973?

Several federal civil rights laws affect individuals with disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is particularly important for children with disabilities. This section is designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities in those programs that receive financial assistance from the federal government. The pertinent portion of Section 504 reads: “No otherwise qualified individual with Read More

How to Maximize the Appraisal Value of Your Home

Increasing the appraisal value of your home can help you sell it for top dollar. The appraised value may not be in line with what you actually paid for the home because the appraiser’s job is to determine what the house would be worth based on the market as it stands today. You can make certain changes to maximize the appraisal value of your home, which can be helpful whether you are selling or trying to Read More

An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced and updated the No Child Left Behind Act in December 2015. It allowed state education programs more leeway in developing their curriculum and rolled back various items related to testing, teacher qualities, and requirements for lower performing schools. It also had an effect on students with special needs that parents should be familiar with. Significant Changes under Read More

5 Tips for Traveling with a Special Needs Child

Summer is officially upon us! And that means family vacations and fun in the sun. Traveling with any child can be a challenge, but special needs children sometimes present unique difficulties when it comes to vacationing or visiting relatives. However, you should not let your fear of dealing with your child’s needs on the road deter your vacation plans. Your child should get out and experience the world just as much Read More