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September 2018 Archives

Can you gift assets while you are still alive?

As you have begun to look into developing an estate plan in New Jersey, you have probably heard about all of the options you have for designating how you would like your assets distributed to your beneficiaries. While you are starting to get some clarification on which route you would like to go, you are interested in knowing if you have the option of gifting some of your assets while you are still living. 

Breaking down the Glasgow Coma Scale

The rise in public awareness regarding brain injuries and their outcomes now prompts many in Ocean County to panic upon receiving news that someone they love has suffered one. Their concerns are understandable; a traumatic brain injury can result in consequences that need to continue to be dealt with years or even decades after having occurred. They are more common than many think, as well, with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that 2.8 million people in the U.S. required treatment for such injuries in 2013 alone. 

Judge rules state had no special duty to protect murder victim

Many in Ocean County may view any civil action taken in conjunction with criminal proceedings as a way for victims of an alleged crime to punish its accused perpetrator even further. This line of thinking may be particularly in wrongful death cases that accompany murder charges. Yet oftentimes, the targets of such actions are not those who committed the crimes themselves, but rather third parties whose actions (or inactions) may have permitted them to do so. 

What is negligent entrustment?

There is a reason why the car accidents that occur in Ocean County are referred to as "accidents." This may prompt you to be understanding towards whomever caused the collision that you were involved in. Yet what if it is discovered that said driver should not have been operating a vehicle at all (either due to his or her own demonstrated incompetence behind the wheel, or not having a drivers' license)? Your frustrations may not only be directed at the driver, but also to whomever gave him or her access to a vehicle in the first place. 

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