6 Dangers of DIY Estate Planning

Estate planning is often overwhelming, and many couples and individuals worry that the cost of writing and filing legal documents will be too much to handle. However, the consequences of doing your own estate plan with documents or guides found online can be devastating for your loved ones and beneficiaries. 1. Errors on Estate Planning Forms Are Common DIY estate planning services and document databases often Read More

Estate Planning Basics and Advance Directives

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3rd Annual Autism Resources Fair Comes to Toms River Library

TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library will host the “3rd Annual Ocean County Library Autism Resources Fair” from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 7. This will be the largest Fair to date with more than 40 agencies expected to attend. The Fair will provide a forum in which families affected by autism can access the resources of state, county, and local organizations. Participating groups will Read More

Christine Matus Named a Super Lawyer for 2019!

Attorney Christine Matus has been selected to the 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional Read More

Wills vs. Living Trusts: Which One is Right for You?

You’ve worked hard to build up your assets and you want to ensure that they’re distributed properly after you pass. Both Wills and living trusts can help you protect your assets and provide for your children after your death. It’s important to consider different estate planning options to figure out which type of tool best suits your needs, and this blog will compare two of the most common. What is a Will? A Read More

Kathleen Taranto featured!

We are proud to announce that our very own Kathleen Taranto was featured in this month's edition of Women of Ocean County! Please join us in wishing her congratulations! Read More

4 Things New Homeowners Need to Hear

1. Please update your will. It’s so important to be sure that your will reflect your new purchase and what should happen if you die. 2. Review your life insurance. I have heard so many times, I have life insurance to cover my funeral expenses. If you have a mortgage, is it your intention that you want your family to live in the house if you die? How will they pay the mortgage? If so, review your life insurance to Read More

Understanding LRE

When you have a child with special needs, there’s a lot to consider when trying to meet their educational needs. Not only do you want them to learn and hit academic benchmarks, but you also want to nurture their social growth and help them feel included. In the past, students in special education programs often spent all or most of their time in a separate special education classroom, seeing their peers for only a Read More

Legal Matters Feb Newsletter

Read our Legal Matters newsletter here! In this issue, we cover Keeping Tax Credits for Charitable Gifts, Grandparents Options for College Costs, Paying Taxes When You Inherit a Home, and more! Read More

Listen to Christine’s Radio Interview!

On January 29, 2019, Christine was invited to speak about wills and trusts on Preferred Radio in New Jersey. You can listen to the interview here! Read More