Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. handles Probate, Estate Administration and Wills. He was a speaker at the American Bar Association ABA Annual meeting and is Co-Chair of the Probate & Estate Planning Committee. To schedule a confidential consultation, email us at VercammenAppointments@NJlaws.com or call.
Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C.
2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 572-0500
www.njlaws.com

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar- May 6, Edison NJ


Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar
May 6, 2015 from 5:00pm-5:45
Location: Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen, 2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817

Cost: Free if you pre-register. Complimentary materials provided. This program is limited to 15 people. Please bring a canned food donation, which will be given to the St. James Food Bank located on Woodbridge Avenue in Edison, NJ. Please email us if you plan on attending or if you would like us to email the materials.

Speaker: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. (Author: Criminal Law Forms by the American Bar Association).

If someone has been arrested or even had a private criminal complaint signed against them in the Municipal Court, they have a criminal record, even if the charges were dismissed or received a Conditional Discharge. Under NJ Law past criminal arrests and convictions can be expunged/erased under certain instances. This program will discuss the expungement process. Do you have children or someone you know or work with that needs an expungement?

To attend, email: VercammenLaw@NJLaws.com
Can’t attend? We can email you materials. Send email to VercammenLaw@NJLaws.com

http://www.njlaws.com/expungement-seminar.html

More Info: The Petition all expungements are filed in the Superior Court. It takes a minimum of three months for the court to grant the expungement. The requirements are very formal. There can be a waiting period between 6 months up to 10 years after the criminal case is finished. For someone who had a drug charge, they can hire an attorney, apply for expungement 6 months after the Conditional Discharge is complete. The statute requires detailed notices served by the attorney on the State Police, Attorney General and numerous other government entities.
The statute on expungement was revised. Court costs and legal fees for expungement range from $1,500-$2,500.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Piscataway Seniors May 7 (piscataway nj)


Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar
 Sponsored by Jewish Family Services
201 South Third Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904

WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION- PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY

SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ
                (Author- Answers to Questions About Probate)
      The NJ Probate Law made a number of substantial changes in Probate and the administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey.
Main Topics:
1. The New Probate Law and preparation of Wills    
2. 2015 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax 
3. NJ Inheritance taxes on estates over $675,000
4. Power of Attorney               
5.  Living Will                                  
6.  Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate    
7. Questions and Answer 
             Open to the public.      Call 732-306-0218 for info
      COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Answers to Questions about Probate" and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.
Can’t attend?  We can email you materials

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar North Brunswick Seniors April 2

Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar
  North Brunswick Seniors
April 27 at 12:30
North Brunswick Senior Center, 15 Linwood Place, North Brunswick, NJ   08902

SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ
                (Author- Answers to Questions About Probate)

     The new NJ Probate Law made a number of substantial changes in Probate and the administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey.
Main Topics:
1. The New Probate Law and preparation of Wills    
2. 2014 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax 
3. NJ Inheritance taxes on estates over $675,000
4. Power of Attorney               
5.  Living Will                                  
6.  Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate    
7. Questions and Answer          

      COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Answers to Questions about Probate" and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.

Can’t attend?  We can email you materials Send email to VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com



Free Will Seminars and Speakers Bureau for Groups
         10 years ago the AARP Network Attorneys of the Edison/Metuchen/Woodbridge area several years ago established a community Speakers Bureau to provide educational programs to AARP and senior clubs, Unions and Middlesex County companies. Now, volunteer attorneys of the Middlesex County Estate Planning Council have provided Legal Rights Seminars to hundreds of seniors, business owners and their employees, unions, clubs and non-profit groups. These quality daytime educational programs will educate and even entertain. Clubs and companies are invited to schedule a free seminar. The following Seminars are now available:

Details on the 2 programs currently offered:
1.  WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION- PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND   MAKE PLANNING EASY

2. POWER OF ATTORNEY to permit family to pay your bills if you are temporarily disabled and permit doctors to talk with family

         All instructors are licensed attorneys who have been in practice at least 25 years. All instructors are members of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, and Middlesex County Bar Association.  All programs include free written materials.  
         You don't have to be wealthy or near death to do some thinking about a Will.  Here is your opportunity to listen to an experienced attorney who will discuss how to distribute your property as you wish and avoid many rigid provisions of state law.
         Topics discussed include: Who needs a Will?; What if you die without a Will (intestacy)?; Mechanics of a Will; Selecting an executor, trustee, and guardian; Proper Will execution; Inheritance Taxes, Estate Taxes "Living Will"; Powers of Attorney; $13,000 annual gift tax exclusion,  Bequests to charity, Why you need a "Self-Proving" Will and  Estate Administration/ Probate.
         Sample materials: Hand-outs on Wills, Living Wills/Medical Advance Directive, Power of Attorney, Probate and Administration of an Estate, Real Estate, Working with your Attorney, Consumers Guide to New Jersey Laws, and Senior Citizen Rights.

  SPEAKERS BUREAU
         At the request of senior citizen groups, unions, and Middlesex County companies and organizations, the " Speakers Bureau " is a service designed to educate citizens about how laws affect their lives and how the judicial system operates.  We have attorneys available to speak to businesspersons, educational, civic and social organizations on a wide range of topics during business hours.           

         HELP YOUR MEMBERS LEARN THE LAW, PREVENT OR AVOID LEGAL PROBLEMS
   Chances are many of your members have been in a situation where they could have benefited from legal advice.  Have you ever been in an accident? Has a motor vehicle or criminal complaint ever been filed against you or a member of your family? Many individuals face these and other types of problems. Often people do not protect their rights, only to later face lengthy license suspensions or even jail for failure to resolve legal problems early on.  That's why Legal Rights Seminars are offered. 
         This means your members can get advice and possibly prevent legal problems before they occur.   Most importantly, they can have peace of mind.
         Americans need an attorney when legal problems strike.  As in the case of medical services, early treatment can prevent catastrophe and its attendant cost in time and money.  For example, psychological studies have demonstrated that there is a direct correlation between legal problems and lost work time and productivity.  Employees' work performance often has a direct relationship to personal legal problems.  Therefore, the sooner a solution can be found for the employees' problems, the sooner employees can focus on their work.
         In today's complex world, few people can function successfully and safely without competent legal advice.  In order to insure your estate plans are legally set up, you need to know exactly where you stand so that you can avoid possibly catastrophic mistakes impacting both you and your family. For additional information on the Legal Seminars, contact our Coordinator, Kenneth Vercammen’s law office at (732) 572-0500, email VercammenLaw@njlaws.com or fax 732-572-0030.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar 2015 April 20 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM NJ Law Center

Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar  2015
 April 20  5:00 PM- 9:00 PM NJ Law Center
     Includes a 240 + page book, plus CD with sample forms, documents & checklists! and dinner
Speakers:
-KENNETH A. VERCAMMEN, ESQ. Co-Chair, ABA Estate Planning & Probate Committee, Past GP Solo Section Attorney of the Year
Past NJSBA Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year  Edison, NJ
-WILLIAM P. ISELE, ESQ. Past NJ Ombudsman for the Elderly
-MARTIN A. SPIGNER, ESQ. Law Office of Martin A. Spigner, Cranbury
-ADAM DUBECK, Esq.
$170.00 General   Tuition, reduced fee for NJSBA Elder & Disability Law Section and NJSBA Young Lawyers Division
 [Free for Superior Court Judges] Seminar # S159-00S5
NJSBA Member Price is reduced – To qualify for this reduced price, you must provide your NJSBA Member# at the time you place your order. If you place your order without providing your NJSBA Member#, you will be charged the regular price.
          More details contact New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education 
The non-profit continuing education service of 
The New Jersey State Bar Association  Constitution Square, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1520 
Phone: (732) 214-8500 • Fax: (732)249-0383 • CustomerService@njicle.com
         Elder law continues to offer the legal profession a booming opportunity for growth. As your current clients continue to grow older, you need to position yourself to be able to offer them and their families the legal services required by the elderly in today’s society. Or, you may be looking for lucrative areas in which to expand your current practice, including administering their estates.
This practical program is designed to provide the nuts and bolts of elder law practice & estate administration practice to general practitioners and young lawyers, as well as to more experienced lawyers seeking to expand into this field. A highly authoritative and experienced panel of elder law attorneys & estate planners will share proven techniques and experience it would take you years to gather on your own. You’ll also gain insight on how Federal Medicaid Reform will impact your practice.
Everything you need to know about elder law & estate administration including:

• Why Have a Will? - Gathering information; standard provisions; designation of fiduciaries; protective clauses; sample forms; Ethics - who is the client?

• Powers of Attorney - Types of POAs; what should be included; why clients need them; POAs and Living Wills; sample forms

• Living Trusts (Revocable/Irrevocable) as an Estate Planning Tool - Why it should be used; Ethics - who is the client?; disadvantages; revocable vs. irrevocable; Insurance Trusts; sample forms

• Basic Tax Considerations - Jointly-held property; “I love you” Will; no Will at all; insurance owned by client; unlimited marital deduction; estate planning in the testamentary document; sample forms/letters

• Estate Administration - New Probate Law in New Jersey - Probate process; duties of executor/fiduciary; gathering of assets; tax returns; tax waivers; access to property; sample forms/checklists

• Medicaid Planning in Light of Federal Medicaid Reform - Countable assets of Medicaid applicant; income cap/Medical needy standard; look-back period; transfers of property; personal residence; Medicaid estate recovery rules; probate; undue influence; competency
…and more
        
         NJ CLE INFORMATION: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.6 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism.

         Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Elder & Disability Law Section and NJSBA Young Lawyers Division

Materials in 240 page Book provided to all attendees


1 New Client schedule appointment  
2 Confidential Will Questionnaire
3 Will bill
4 WILL DRAFT CO
5. Doctor Cert sign POA, will Dr
6 Thank you for Referral
7 POA DRAFT lt
8  AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE of Financial Records [NEW DOCUMENT FOR 2015]
9 Referral Out  Another Atty fax
10 No rep
11 Recommend Will to Cl
12 Post WILL
13 Client questionnaire end case
14 POA Grantor Now

ARTICLES
15 Wills article
16 POA Power of Attorney- article
17 LIVING WILLS article
18 Gay Lesbian No estate planning article
19 Letter of Instruction article
20 Remove Executor
21 Alzheimer, POA Guardianship
22 ANSWERS to Questions Probate
23 Estate Planning 10 Ideas
24 Executor Duties
25 Prenuptial Ag
26 Undue Influence article

OTHER FORMS & INFORMATION
27 Attorney- Client Confidentiality
28  Pick up Docs
29 Executor to Pay and Notify Creditors   REVISED
30 NJlaws website & articles
31 Trusts
32 Caveat to Will  
33 NJWillsProbateLaw.com
40 INTESTACY Article
41 If no Will article
42 Probate Release Refund Bond
43  Lincoln 17- no charge
44 Guardianship bill
45 RETAINER Probate  ESTATE
46 WILL - sign front notary
47 Confidentiality Lt to Client
48 Elective Share of Spouse
49 Will Signing
50   ABA Aging and Law Networking Call March 2014 Call Notes
51  WINTER 2014 Estate Planning Probate  Report Solo GP ABA
55 SPRING 2014 Estate Planning Probate  Report Solo GP ABA
56 Free Office Space for Attorney .doc
57 We need email address short

ADDED FOR 2015
Letter of Last Instruction form.doc
RETAINER contested Probate

Additional documents for CD

beni  w release & refunding copy.doc
Cl  w release refund bond copy.doc
Cm Probate_Disc_Rent
CM to switch replace Executor copy.doc
Comp- Remove Exec, account
Complaint Guardianship
Condolences, sympathy new Will
Estate Planning Ques
Guardianship Cert of Legal Fees
Guardianship Judgment
Guardianship Questionnaire
Inherit w L-9 L9
Inherit. Tax Bureau Filing Lt
Med Auth HIPAA no name
Mid Clerk w Deed
Mid Clerk w waiver
Probate Q-Inherit  Quest
Probate RETAINER   ESTATE copy.doc
Probate_cm-OR caveat admit Will
Release and Refunding Bond
Renunciation  Administrat
RENUNCIATION by Beni for Executor
RENUNCIATION by Executor
RETAINER contested Probate

01A Client w_Retainer notPI

Will not signed
Will- Estate Planning-  consult bill
Revocation of Previous Wills and Powers of Attorney
Resume Ken Vercammen

Will forms
1 H US-W & TR Will.doc
1 Wife-w_TR Will.doc

2 dad- Will.doc
2 mom-C  Will.doc
3 Man-Misc Will.doc
3 Woman -Misc Will.doc
4 HUSBAND-NO TR.doc
4 WIFE-NO TR .doc
5 Codicil
5 HUS-Uni. Credit Trust Will.doc
5 WIFE-Uni Credit Trust W.doc
6  Power of Attorney.doc
7 LIVING WILL LW  .doc
8 Child power of attorney.doc
99  If no children and no beni.doc