Should I Leave My Retirement Account to my Minor Child?

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Feb 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

Things to Consider Before Leaving Your Retirement Account to your Minor Child Many people consider naming their children as the beneficiaries of these accounts because they think it is a way of easily transferring their wealth if something happens to them. However, there are some factors that make this type of transfer more complicated than you may think, especially if your child is a minor.

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What is a Power of Appointment?

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Mar 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

A power of appointment is an estate planning tool used to provide significant flexibility in design and strategy. This should not be confused with a Power of Attorney, an important document that is a necessary part of a complete Life and Legacy Plan.  The power of appointment is a power reserved ...

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Myths About Estate Planning

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Mar 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

Myths about Estate Planning Estate planning can be a very challenging process. While it may not be quantum physics or brain surgery, making the decision to prepare an estate plan forces us to face the fact that is we will not live forever. Avoiding thoughts of our death is one reason estate pl...

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World Cancer Day

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Feb 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

Today is World Cancer Day.  World cancer day, held every February 4th, is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control to raise awareness, improve education, initiate action, and promote a united positive movement with a goal of creating a future without cancer. 

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Groundhog Day!

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Feb 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Take steps to start your Life and Legacy planning today!  Take action to ensure you voice is heard when you are unable to speak for yourself.  Make the decision to protect yourself, your loved ones, your business, your property by design and not by default!

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Understanding New Jersey Zoning Laws

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Jun 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Zoning Laws and Municipal Ordinances Before starting with any real estate or land development project in New Jersey, it is essential to understand the state's zoning laws. In New Jersey, each municipality is permitted to establish its own building and land use laws, often called municipal zoning...

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Five Reasons Business Owners Need Estate Plans

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | May 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

Business owners often get caught up in the day-to-day management and functions of their businesses, and with good reason. As a business owner, you company may feel like a part of you, and you are likely the heart and soul of the company you lead. Your community and clients admire you, and you hav...

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Do I Need a Trust in New Jersey?

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Apr 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

It depends.  This is an answer that is given often.   While it is an unpopular response, it is almost always accurate.  In many states, one reason to prepare a trust is to avoid the expense and difficulty associated with probating a will.  Probate in New Jersey is an inconvenience, but it is less a burdensome and less costly process than many other states.  If the only reason you are considering a trust is to avoid probate in New Jersey, alternative estate planning options are likely better suited for your needs.

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What is a Use and Occupancy Agreement?

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Mar 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

A Use and Occupancy Agreement is an agreement between the Buyer and the Seller in a residential real estate transaction that that allows one party the right to use and occupy the property for a set period of time without having an otherwise legal right to do so.  It can put in place to allow a Buyer to move into the property...

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IRS Extends Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Mar 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

On March 17, 2021, the IRS issued IR-2021-59, which announced that the federal filing and payment deadline for individual taxpayers, including those who pay self-employment tax, has been extended to May 17, 2021, due to the challenges and unique circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Common Business Formation Mistakes

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Mar 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

The key to a successful business is surrounding yourself with the right people, having financial knowledge, implementing effective processes, and preparing a well-researched business plan. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 20 percent of businesses fail in their first year...

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How to Move a Business to Another State

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Mar 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

A business owner may relocate a business to another state for a variety of reasons, including increased real estate costs, property taxes, business taxes, or business regulations in the old location; changes in the target market; or even personal or familyreasons. Relocating your residence from one state to another requires ...

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Steps to Buying a House in New Jersey

Posted by ANGELA RICH HARTMANN | Mar 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

The steps to a real estate transaction are governed by the terms of its Contract. It is important to understand the terms of the contract and the consequences of your action or inaction within those terms. An experienced real estate attorney will not only explain the traditional terms and exceptions within a standard ...

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