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Court Bonds 08.12.2019

Options for Appealing in California

When you are faced with a civil judgment against you in California, you have a number of options to fight that judgment. Appeals are the best option in most cases, but there are other methods…
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Options for Appealing in California
Court Bonds 07.26.2019

The New York Estate Tax

For anyone who dies after January 1, 2019, their estates in New York that are worth more than $5,740,000 are taxed. This differs from federal estate tax, which exempts estates worth up to $11.4 million….
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The New York Estate Tax
Court Bonds 07.25.2019

Cases Heard by the New Jersey Appellate Division

In order to have your final judgment, decisions, and actions from a lower court heard by the New Jersey Appellate Division, you have to meet a few requirements. Cases aren’t just automatically heard on appeal,…
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Cases Heard by the New Jersey Appellate Division
Court Bonds 07.25.2019

Children’s Shares of Estates in New Jersey

If someone dies in New Jersey without leaving a will behind to direct where their assets will go, New Jersey intestacy laws take over and determine which relatives will receive the estate’s assets. As a…
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Children’s Shares of Estates in New Jersey
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