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

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Nuts and Bolts of Elder Law and Estate Administration (2015) Book

$44 NJ Bar member $55 Non-Member
Primary Author
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq.-
Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C. (Edison)
Adam P. Dubeck, Esq.
Dubeck Law Firm, LLC (Morristown)
William P. Isele, Esq. Archer & Greiner, P.C. (Princeton)
Martin A. Spigner, Esq. Law Offices of Martin A. Spigner (Cranbury)
NJICLE In cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Elder & Disability Law Section and Young Lawyers Division
Book #M15915 
Contact ICLE (732)214-8500
                                 Table of Contents
Articles, Forms, Checklists
Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq. 1
New Client/Schedule Appointment 1 Confidential Will Questionnaire 3 Will Bill 8 Will Draft 9 Doctor Certification of Patient Capacity to Sign Legal Documents 11 Thank You for Referral 12 Power of Attorney Draft Letter 13 Will Execution Checklist 15 Will Signing Instructions for Wills or Power of Attorney Not Signed
in Law Office 17 Referral Out to Another Attorney 19 Letter Re: No Representation 20 Letter Re: Recommending Will to Client 21 Post Will Letter 23 Client Questionnaire/End of Case 25 Letter Re: Power of Attorney Taking Effect 27 Letter Re: Release and Refunding Bonds from Each Beneficiary 29 Will/Estate Bill 30 Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney 31 “Wills and Estate Planning: Save Money and Provide for Your
Loved Ones” 33 “Federal HIPAA Law Now Recommends New Power of Attorney –
Special Report” 37 “Living Wills” 41 “Gay Lesbians Partners - Problems if No Estate Planning” 49 “How to Prepare Letters of Instruction to Family, Employees, and
Executor Regarding Funeral Arrangements, Business Transfer and
Post-Death Procedures” 51 “Removing an Executor from an Estate” 55 “Estate Planning for Alzheimer Patients & Guardianship of Disabled
Adults” 61 “Answers to Questions About Probate and Administration of an
Estate” 65 “Ten Estate Planning Ideas for Divorced or Separated Persons” 73 “Executor of a Will – Duties and Responsibilities – Special Report” 75 “Prenuptial Agreements to Protect Your Assets in Case of Divorce
or Death” 81 “Undue Influence to Void a Will or Power of Attorney” 87 Attorney-Client Confidential Relationship 95 Agreement to Provide Legal Services – Probate 97 Letter Re: Recommendations to Executor 101 “Trust vs. Wills” 105 Caveat to Will 109 Agreement to Provide Legal Services – Probate 111 Letter Re: No Charge for Advice 115
Guardianship Bill 117 Will Signing Instructions for Wills or Power of Attorney Not Signed
in Law Office 121 Letter Re: Confidentiality of Files 123 Letter Acknowledging Receipt of Documents 125 Central Jersey Elder Law Website/Articles 127 “Dying Without a Will” 133 Elective Share of Spouse 141 Joint Bank Accounts Upon Death 149 What is a Probate Release & Refunding Bond? 163 Call Notes of ABA Aging and Law Networking Call 167 ABA Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Committee
Spring 2014 Report 171 Winter 2014 Report 175 Fall 2013 Report 179
ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Council
Agenda Report Form – Summer Annual 2013 183
“Ethics Committee Opinion 692 Clarified on Retaining Client Files” 187 Index to Vercammen materials on CD   
ABA Wills and Probate Book Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
Elder and Probate Forms Additional Forms
Will Forms
Financing Nursing Home Care in New Jersey PowerPoint Presentation
William P. Isele, Esq.
NJ Estate Administration Basics PowerPoint Presentation
Adam P. Dubeck, Esq.
New Jersey Estate Administration Forms
Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law and Estate Administration Martin A. Spigner, Esq.
Why Do Estate Tax Planning?
The Survivor’s Choice (Disclaimer) Trust or the Unified Credit
Trust 219 Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust 222 Gift-Giving 222 Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust (“IDGT”) 223
How the IDGT Works 223
189 199
Rev. Rul. 2004-64 IDGTs vs. GRATs
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts Martin A. Spigner, Esq.
Payments of Premium; Crummy Powers Limiting Right of Withdrawal
Administration of the Trust; Taxes; Fees Spendthrift Provisions
Execution of Trust
Sample Client Memo
Sample Last-to-Die Trust
Sample Living Will With POA for Health Care Sample Irrevocable Trust
Sample Revocable Living Trust
Sample Supplemental Needs Trust
Sample Affidavit of Trustee Appointment
About the Panelists...
Kenneth A. Vercammen is a trial attorney in Edison, NJ. He is co-chair of the ABA Probate & Estate Planning Law Committee of the American Bar Association Solo Small Firm Division.  He is a speaker for the NJ State Bar Association at the annual Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration program. He is writing a book for the ABA on Wills and Estates.
He was Editor of the ABA Estate Planning Probate Committee Newsletter. Mr. Vercammen has published over 150 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on litigation, elder law, probate and trial topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation and probate law for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. He established the NJlaws website which includes many articles on Estate Planning, Probate and Wills.

2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
 (Fax)    732-572-0030

Monday, August 10, 2015

Handling Drug, DWI and Serious Motor Vehicle Cases in Municipal Court Seminar

September 21, 2015
NJ Law Center, New Brunswick

Speakers:         Kenneth A.  Vercammen, Esq., Past Municipal Court Attorney of the Year
William G. Brigiani, Esq., Past President Middlesex County Bar
John Menzel, Esq., Past Chair Municipal Court Section
Norma M. Murgado, Esq., Chief Prosecutor- Elizabeth
                           Assistant Prosecutor-Woodbridge
William Brigiani
Tara Auciello       Edison Prosecutor
Program Agenda

5:30  Welcome and Criminal Traffic Case Law Update (Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq.)

6:00            Procedure: What to expect on your day in court  Tara Auciello
                  Procedural issues; Driving while suspended; probationary drivers
6:25  The Prosecutor’s Perspective: no-insurance cases, recent directives from the Attorney General and Prosecutor, plea agreements in drug cases, double jeopardy issues Expert arguments that may work, common errors by defense attorneys and prosecutors, how to impress the court staff and not annoy the prosecutor  (Norma M. Murgado, Esq.)
7:25  domestic violence , assault, recent court rules changes, defending drug cases and cases                     (William G. Brigiani, Esq.)
7:55  Issues in DWI cases- DWI interview (10 min.); What defendant counsel does after the interview (10 min), Field Sobriety ad HGN (5 min.), Alcotest (15 min) (John Menzel, Esq.)
8:35        Point Counter Point on DWI
                 (John Menzel, Esq., Norma M. Murgado, Esq., and William D. Feingold, Esq.          followed by panel interaction)

9:00        Questions

**Speakers invite questions during the break and after the conclusion of the program
This informative seminar on Municipal Court practice and procedure will familiarize you with recent new developments affecting cases that are heard in Municipal Court. 

An authoritative panel of experienced attorneys will be joined by well-respected Municipal Prosecutors to explore a wide variety of matters that you are likely to encounter. They will also bring you up to date on recent developments you need to understand in order to effectively represent your clients. 

        Includes sandwiches, dessert, a 400-page book, CD with sample forms, documents & checklists!
A special Q&A session: Ask the Experts
NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Municipal Court Section and the NJSBA Young Lawyers' Division

$170- $190 tuition depending on  NJSBA membership 
Seminar # S150700F5

Location: New Jersey Law Center
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

NJICLE, A Division of the NJSBA NJ State Bar Association  732-214-8500

CAN'T ATTEND?   Contact NJ ICLE for CD, book, Video

2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(Phone) 732-572-0500
(Fax)   732-572-0030