What Will Your Title Search Uncover?

As we have discussed in a previous blog, there are many ways in which an attorney can assist you in purchasing real estate. One of the key services an attorney will provide you with is conducting a thorough title search. A title search is an in depth investigation into the documentation and history of transactions involving the property. It is intended to uncover any potential legal issues which could inhibit your Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Creating a Revocable Trust

Revocable trusts are similar to irrevocable trusts with one key exception—revocable trusts are, as the name suggests, revocable. This means that the trust can be terminated or changed by the grantor of the trust as he or she sees fit. Depending on your circumstances, there are both advantages and disadvantages to having the control afforded by a revocable trust. We have outlined a few of the most important Read More

7 Eye-Opening Statistics About New Jersey Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care (LTC) is any type of care intended to meet both medical and non medical needs of individuals struggling with some form of disability, most often brought on through the aging process. It can be administered in numerous types of venues such as skilled nursing facilities, adult day care facilities, or even in the individual’s home.   Most of us will be forced to deal with the need for and cost of Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of Creating an Irrevocable Trust

An irrevocable trust, like any trust, is a vehicle whereby property is set aside by a grantor and held by a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary. Irrevocable trusts, as the name suggest, are distinguished by the fact that the grantor gives up ownership rights to the property and the trust usually cannot be changed. Below we have detailed some of the key advantages and disadvantages of creating an irrevocable Read More

Christine Matus Interviewed by Business Innovators

Attorney Christine Matus recently sat down with Stephanie Miller from Business Innovators to discuss how to put together a financial plan for your special needs child. Click here to read her interview! Read More

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Naming a Guardian for Your Children

When you have children, the estate planning process becomes especially important. Not only is it necessary to ensure your wishes are carried out and your family is financially provided for if you pass, it is absolutely vital for the purpose of naming a guardian who will raise your children if you and their other parent are ever killed or unable to raise them. The fact is, accidents happen all the time, and the Read More

Christine Matus Appears on the Small Law Firm Radio Hour

Attorney Christine Matus recently appeared on the first episode of the Small Law Firm Radio hour hosted by RJon Robins. In this episode, Christine and other panelists discuss when you should hire new staff, how much you should spend on advertising, and whether or not you should take out a loan or line of credit to help with initial business growth. Click below to listen! Read More

Guest Blog: Standby Trusts by Adam Brower

Adam Brower is Vice President of the Garden State Trust Company, a very well respected company, especially when it comes to helping my clients serve as trustees for their estate planning needs. He recently mentioned to me about a case that they had experienced. He was kind enough to describe it for us, since I believe it's a situation that is very common. I recently sat down with a very nice couple who came into our Read More

6 Factors to Consider Before Buying an Established Business

Buying an existing business may seem like it will be the wise and easy choice for those people who want to get into the business world or extend their business holdings. After all, doing so allows you to skip over the complex and oftentimes difficult aspects of building a company from scratch and ideally, jump right into making profits. However, just because the business is established doesn’t mean it is worth your Read More

Matus Law Group Wins 2016 Dispute Resolutions Award

The Matus Law Group recently won the 2016 Dispute Resolutions Award for Best in Probate Disputes - New Jersey! The 2016 Dispute Resolution Awards highlight the work carried out by the main players in this fiercely competitive market and, through an in-house process of review and research, reward the most respected litigators, arbitrators and mediators across a variety of industries. Read More