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NJSA 3B:1-2 Definitions: I to Z

3B:1-2 Definitions: I to Z

"Issue" of a person includes all of his lineal descendants, natural or adopted, of all generations, with the relationship of parent and child at each generation being determined by by the definition of child and parent.

"Local administration" means administration by a personal representative appointed in this State.

"Local fiduciary" means any fiduciary who has received letters in this State and excludes foreign fiduciaries who acquire the power of local fidcuary persuant to this title.

"Mental incompetent" means a person who is impaired by reason of mental illness or mental deficiency to the extent that he lacks sufficient capacity to govern himself and manage his affairs.

The term "mental incompetent" is also used to dsignate a person who is impaired by reason of physical illness or disability, chronic use of drugs, chronic alcoholism, or other cause (except minority) to the extent that he lacks sufficient capacity to govern himself and manage his affairs.

The term "mental incompetency" and "mental imcompetent" refer to the state or condition of a "mental incompetent" as hereinbefore defined.

"Minor" means a person who is under 18 years of age.

"Nonresident decedent" means a decedent who was domiciled in another jurisdiction at the time of his death.

"Parent" means any person entitled to take or would be entitled to take if the child, natural or adopted, died without a will, by intestate succession from the child whose relationship is in question and excludes any person who is a stepparent foster parent of grandparent. 

"Personal representative" includes executor, administrator, successor personal repreentative, special administrator, and persons who perform substantially the same function under the law governing their status. "General personal representative" excludes special administrator.

"Resident creditor" means a person domiciled in, or doing business in this State, who is, or could be, a caimant against an estate.

"Security" includes any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, mortgage, financing statement, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in an oil, gas, or mining title or lease or in payments out of production under the title of lease, collateral, trust certificate, transferable share, voting trust certificate or, in general, any interest or any certificate of interest or participation, any temporary or interim certificate, receipt or certificate of deposit for, or any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing.

"Successor personal representative" means a personal representative, other than a special administrator, who is appinted to succeed a previously appointed personal representative.

"Successors" means those persons, other than creditors, who are entitiled to real and personal property of a decedent under his will or the laws governing intestate succession.

"Testamentary trustee" means a trustee designated by will or appointed to exercise a trust created by will.

"Trust" includes any express trust, private, or charitable , with additions thereto, wherever and however created. It also includes a trust created by judgement under which the trust is to be administered in the matter of an express trust. "Trust" excludes other constructive trusts, and it excludes resulting trusts, guardinships, personal representatives, trust accounts created under the "Multiple-party Deposit Account Act," P.L. 1979, c 491 (C. 17:161-1 et seq), gifts to minors under the "New Jersey Uniform Gifts to Minors Act," P.L.1963, c.177 (C.46:38-13 et seq.), business trusts providing for certificates to be issued to beneficiaries, common trusts, security arrangements, liquidation trusts, and trusts for the primary purpose of paying debts, dividents, interest, salaries, wages, profits, pensions, or employee benefits of any kidn, an dany arrangement under which a person is a nominee or escrowee for another.

"Ward" means a person for whom a guardian is appointed or a person under the protection of the court.

"Will" means the last will and testament of a testator or testatrix and includes any codicil.

L. 1981, c 405 3B: 1-2, eff. May 1, 1982.

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Kenneth Vercammen is the Managing Attorney at Kenneth Vercammen & Associates in Edison, NJ. He is a New Jersey trial attorney has devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to the preparation and trial of litigated matters. He has appeared in Courts throughout New Jersey each week for litigation and contested Probate hearings.

Mr. Vercammen has published over 125 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on elder law, probate and litigation topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation issues for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer.

He is chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American Bar Association General Practice Division. He is also Editor of the ABA Estate Planning Probate Committee Newsletter and also the Criminal Law Committee newsletter. Mr. Vercammen is a recipient of the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award. And past Winner "General Practice Attorney of the Year" from the NJ State Bar Association. He is a 22 year active member of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the ABA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section.

He established the NJlaws website which includes many articles on Elder Law. Mr. Vercammen received his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Scranton and his J.D. from Widener/Delaware Law School, where he was the Case Note Editor of the Delaware Law Forum, a member of the Law Review and the winner of the Delaware Trial Competition.

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Edison Adult School -Wills, Elder Law & Probate- 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 [inc Edison TV], 2001, 2000,1999,1998,1997
Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law - NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education/ NJ State Bar ICLE/NJSBA 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1996
Elder Law and Estate Planning- American Bar Association Miami 2007
Elder Law Practice, New Ethical Ideas to Improve Your Practice by Giving Clients What They Want and Need American Bar Association Hawaii 2006
South Plainfield Seniors- New Probate Law 2005, East Brunswick Seniors- New Probate Law 2005
Old Bridge AARP 2002; Guardian Angeles/ Edison 2002; St. Cecilia/ Woodbridge Seniors 2002;
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Linden AARP 2002
Woodbridge Adult School -Wills and Estate Administration -2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996
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Wills and Elder Law - Metuchen Adult School 1999,1997,1996,1995,1994,1993
Clara Barton Senior Citizens- Wills & Elder Law-Edison 2002, 1995
AARP Participating Attorney in Legal Plan for NJ AARP members 1999-2005

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