When most people think about a work-related injury, they tend to think about injuries related to sudden accidents such as slip and falls or vehicle accidents. While these types of incidents can certainly result in serious injuries, some workplace injuries occur over the period of weeks or years in the form of occupational diseases. In … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease
For the past seven years, the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) has provided a potential option for homeowners who are struggling to keep up with their mortgage to avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes. The program allowed homeowners to apply for a government-facilitated modification of their mortgage loan to make payment terms more affordable … Continue reading What the End of HAMP Means for You
An important part of creating a living trust is to appoint someone to serve as successor trustee after the grantor passes away or otherwise becomes unable to manage the trust. Being appointed trustee means that you will have many different responsibilities related to the management and administration of the trust. These responsibilities will vary depending … Continue reading So You’ve Been Appointed Trustee?
If you are injured on the job, you should not have to pay for your medical treatment and lost wages from having to take time off work. This is true even if your injury is not a broken bone or a thrown out back but rather an illness caused by a workplace condition. Occupational illnesses … Continue reading Occupational Illness: What You Need to Know
Workers’ Compensation is meant to protect workers injured on the job by requiring that the employer pay for an injured worker’s medical bills and lost wages. Most people think of repair people, factory workers and construction workers when they think of employees who are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. This is not always the case. … Continue reading “Desk Jobs” and Workplace Injuries
Many people assume that anyone with substantial assets and property would automatically have a last will and testament, along with other important estate planning documents. However, no matter how much money you have – or don’t have – it is up to you to have a will drafted and executed since no one else can … Continue reading Learn From Prince’s Error, Draft a Will Today
The term “bankruptcy” gets thrown around a lot and often by people who do not fully understand the bankruptcy process. Bankruptcy is a complex legal tool that can have both benefits and drawbacks for filers. Before you decide to file for bankruptcy, you should review any and all questions and concerns you may have with … Continue reading Most Common Misconceptions About Bankruptcy
Most people have heard of eminent domain powers, which give the government the authority to take private property under certain circumstances. If you have received notice that your property may be subject to an eminent domain action, you should speak with a knowledgeable condemnation attorney as soon as possible to familiarize yourself with the legal … Continue reading 3 Things You Should Know About Eminent Domain in NJ
New Jersey taxpayers will see some major changes in the coming years due to a deal made aiming to fund the state’s Transportation Fund. Perhaps most noticeable will be a 23-cent increase in gasoline taxes, which will be used to fund highway and transportation projects. In exchange for that tax hike, legislators are lowering the … Continue reading What the 23 Cent Gas Tax Means for Estate Taxes in NJ
When you purchase a home in New Jersey, you have to comply with the laws and regulations of the municipality in which the property lies. Local governments have an interest in ensuring that the homes that people occupy are safe and comply with local ordinances, and they often use the sale of a property as … Continue reading What Documents will I need to Purchase a Home in New Jersey?