Kenneth Vercammen, Esq is Chair of the ABA Elder Law Committee and presents seminars to attorneys and the public on Wills, Probate and other legal topics related to Estate Planning and Elder law. He is author of the ABA's book "Wills and Estate Administration. Kenneth Vercammen & Associates,
2053 Woodbridge Avenue - Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 572-0500 More information at

Monday, February 26, 2007

Kenneth Vercammen's NJ Laws email newsletter E238
February 25, 2007

Wills, The New Probate Law, Estate Administration & Elder Law
New Probate Law Effective 2006!

WHERE: Edison High School Community Adult Education

WHEN: Monday, March 19, 2007 7 - 8:30 P.M.
Please note, the Edison Board of Education is discontinuing its Community Adult Education program. This is your last opportunity to attend.
SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. of Edison
(Co-Author- NJ Elder Law & Probate)
- So you don't have a Will. You won't live forever and you can't take it with you. What should you do?
Main Topics:
1. Wills and the 2006 changes to the NJ Probate Law
2. Power of Attorney
3. Living Will
4. Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate
5. Estate Planning
6. Revocable Trusts/ Irrevocable Trusts
7. Federal HIPAA Regulations on release of medical info
8. Federal Estate Tax
9. Question and Answer

COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Probate and Administration of an Estate", Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.
Here is your opportunity to listen to an experienced attorney who will answer questions how to distribute your property and avoid many rigid provisions of state law. For more information on Elder law, visit the Website

EDISON HIGH SCHOOL, Room 193, 50 Blvd. of Eagles, Edison, NJ
732-452-4574 John Russell, Director
-Free for Edison Seniors who pre register

$25 registration fee required by adult school for all others. Call the Adult Education Office for registration information 732-452-4574

2- HELP WANTED HTML Clerk to set up webpages
Law Office Edison

Growing Law Office needs Clerk to update website and help with law office. We sponsor a state wide website with information on litigation, personal injury, criminal and probate matters. Clerk/ programmer needed to update website. Applicants must have familiarity with HTML programming, web page design/ maintenance and Internet technology. If you can update a website, this is the job for you. Please indicate so in the first paragraph of your cover letter. $10.00 an hour start. Work 20 hours per week Monday- Thursday. You select the hours. Fax resume & cover letter to the Law Office of Kenneth Fax 732-572-0030

Great opportunity to obtain legal experience.
GENERAL DUTIES [Not included in Crit advertisement]
-General Office duties in Law Office
-Update mailing/ client lists and learn marketing
-Prepare correspondence to Law Journals and New Jersey Media with
Revised .-Provide copies of published articles to Judges, Prosecutors and other
New Jersey professionals.
-Ideal for person interested in the legal field, law enforcement or public relations/ media
-Occasional Telephone Answering

Must be dependable and committed to perfection for clients
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq.

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2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
(Fax) 732-572-0030
Admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, US Supreme Court and Federal District Court
The need for Self- Proving Wills
During the past year we have enjoyed providing information and advice to you and many friends and client.
The old New Jersey Probate Rules required one of the two witnesses to a Will to travel and appear in the Surrogate's office and sign an affidavit to certify they were a witness. This often created problems when the witness was deceased, moved away, or simply could not be located. Some witnesses would require a $500 fee to simply sign a surrogate paper.

The New Jersey Legislature passed a law to create a new type of Will called a "Self-Proving Will." In such a Will, the person for whom the Will is made must sign. Then two witnesses sign. Then the attorney or notary must sign; with certain statutory language to indicate the Will is self proving. When done properly, the executor does not have to locate any witnesses. This usually saves time and money. If your Will is not "self-proving" or if you are unsure, schedule an appointment with an elder law attorney. Some law offices ignore the revised law, and fail to prepare self proving Wills.

As 76 million Baby Boomers age and begin to focus on estate planning considerations, an estimated 10.4 trillion dollars in wealth will be transferred over the next 20 years. By the year 2020, over 100 million Americans will be over the age of 65 and can expect to spend 4 to 20 years in retirement. Estate planning is important for all Americans, not just the rich.

2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
(Fax) 732-572-0030
Admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, US Supreme Court and Federal District Court