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November 5, 2018

Securing an appropriate education for L.H.

Excerpt: The recent decision in the case of L.H., a now 15-year-old boy who lives in Tennessee and has Down’s Syndrome, affirms the importance of FAPE in the LRE- that is, Free Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment. Under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), students who have disabilities should be […]

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September 17, 2018

Think a DNR Tattoo is a Good Idea? Ink Again.

A recent ethical dilemma made headlines when doctors found that a man had the words “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed on his chest, along with his own signature. Doctors were faced with the question of whether or not they should honor the tattoo as a representation of his wishes. The patient had no other documentation, and […]

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September 17, 2018

When have the terms of a real estate contract been met?

The recent case Duong v. Stein centers on when the terms of a real estate contract have been met. Real Estate cases are usually filed in the Chancery Court, which gives the court the opportunity to look beyond the legal aspects of the case and take all other relevant facts into consideration. In this case, […]

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August 22, 2018

Why even astronauts need a Power of Attorney

Buzz Aldrin is most famous for being the second man to walk on the moon, but recently he’s made headlines for suing two of his children and a former business manager. Aldrin accused them of misusing his credit cards, transferring money from an account, and slandering him by saying he had dementia. The lawsuit began […]

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August 8, 2018

The True Cost of Home Improvement

According to NJ Biz, Americans took out an estimated $16.16 billion in loans last year for home improvement projects. The loans came from friends and family, credit cards, payday loans, peer-to-peer lending and personal loans. During the past 12 months, 5.41 million Americans borrowed funds for improvements to their home, with $2,990 as the average […]

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July 24, 2018

Reviewing the New Attorney Review Clause

If proper procedure is not used to disapprove a real estate contract, your client could be stuck with a binding contract. Attorney review clauses have long been fixtures in transactions where a realtor has drawn up the agreement of sale, yet there are still misunderstanding and misinterpretations of the clause’s meaning. Let’s start with the […]

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July 17, 2018

Untangling Real Estate from an Estate

By: Rachel W. Glavis, Esq. Overview of Estate Taxes in New Jersey Before January 2018, New Jersey residents were affected by two estate taxes: the estate tax, and the transfer inheritance tax. The estate tax affected estates whose assets exceeded a certain amount. The legislation that took effect at the beginning of the New Year […]

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June 20, 2018

I’ve been made an executor. Now what?

Executors are appointed by a living person in their will to distribute their property and assets according to the wishes outlined in the will. The decision to appoint a person as an executor is usually made after careful consideration and a conversation with the executor to make sure they’re comfortable assuming the responsibilities of the […]

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June 8, 2018

Posternock Apell attorney Matthew Litt earns recognition for historic preservation

Paterson, NJ – Matthew Litt, Esq. along with Dr. Doris Carpenter, Mo’Neke Ragsdale and Vida Neil of the Camden High School PTO were honored by Preservation New Jersey on June 7 at the 2018 New Jersey Historic Preservation Award Ceremony. Litt and the members of the Parent Teacher Organization received the NJ Historic Preservation Leadership […]

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