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Court Bonds 07.25.2019

Will the State Get Your Property if You Don’t Have a Will in New Jersey?

You don’t have to worry: the State of New Jersey won’t automatically get all of your estate’s property if you die without a will. The intestacy laws in New Jersey are effectively designed to get…
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Will the State Get Your Property if You Don’t Have a Will in New Jersey?
Court Bonds 07.25.2019

A Spouse’s Share of Estates in New Jersey

When you die without a will in New Jersey and have a currently living spouse, your spouse will inherit at least the first 25% of the estate, and not less than $50,000, according to State…
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A Spouse’s Share of Estates in New Jersey
Court Bonds 07.25.2019

How to Appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court

Much like the United States Supreme Court, the New Jersey Supreme Court only hears certain cases. Not every case appealed to the Appellate Division in New Jersey is able to then move up to the Supreme…
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How to Appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court
Court Bonds 07.25.2019

Appeal Bonds Benefit Both Plaintiffs and Defendants

It’s not a surprise that defendants appealing a case are benefited by obtaining an appeal or supersedeas bond. The bond secures your right to appeal and stays the execution of the lower court judgment until…
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Appeal Bonds Benefit Both Plaintiffs and Defendants
Court Bonds 07.24.2019

Appeal Bonds Stop a Party From Collecting a Judgment Against You

Appealing an adverse civil judgment requires you to obtain an appeal or supersedeas bond in order to proceed and secure your right to appeal that judgment against you. But the appeal bond is not technically…
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Appeal Bonds Stop a Party From Collecting a Judgment Against You
Court Bonds 07.24.2019

New Jersey Intestate Succession Laws

If someone dies without a will in the State of New Jersey, that person’s assets will pass according to New Jersey’s intestate succession laws. This generally only affects assets owned alone in the deceased person’s…
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New Jersey Intestate Succession Laws
Court Bonds 07.23.2019

Challenges to a Will: What You Need to Know

Just because someone dies with a last will and testament does not mean that it is the will that will go into effect. Wills can be challenged. But who can challenge them? And why are they…
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Challenges to a Will: What You Need to Know
Court Bonds 07.22.2019

Can my California Civil Case be Appealed?

After a trial court issues a final judgment at the end of the case, you have the option in California to appeal that final judgment. All final judgments in California are able to be appealed, whether decided…
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Can my California Civil Case be Appealed?
Court Bonds 07.17.2019

Trusts Can Benefit Special Needs Children in New Jersey

Most people are aware of trusts as devices that hold assets or funds for the benefit of children of wealthy people. But a trust in New Jersey can benefit a special needs child as well! Once…
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Trusts Can Benefit Special Needs Children in New Jersey