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E460- 2015 update Wills and Estate Planning - Free Seminar

1. 2015 update Wills and Estate Planning - Free Seminar

2. Federal Estate Tax exemption increased to $5,430,000 in 2015 so no Federal Estate Tax. However, New Jersey taxes estates over $675,000.

3. Court cannot consider Sup Mt testimony unless agreed by defendant.State v. Gibson219 N.J. 227 (2014).

4. If mandatory 180 days without parole, cant get credit for inpatient.State v. French437 N.J. Super. 333 (App. Div. 2014).

NJ LAWS EMAIL NEWSLETTER E460
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

January 7, 2015

1. 2015 update Wills and Estate Planning - Free Seminar

Wednesday, Jan. 14 12:15pm-1:00pm and again5:15pm-6pm

Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen, 2053 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, NJ 08817

COST:Free if you pre-register by email.

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. 2015 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax exemption

3. NJ Inheritance tax $675,000

4. Power of Attorney

5. Living Will

6. Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate

7. Question and Answer

Complimentary materials provided at 12:00pm sharp. We previously held this seminar for the Metuchen and Edison Adult schools. 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- Answers to Questions About Probate)

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.

Cant attend? We can email you materials

Send email toVercammenLaw@Njlaws.com

2. Federal Estate Tax exemption increased to $5,430,000 in 2015 so no Federal Estate Tax. However, New Jersey taxes estates over $675,000.

New Jersey has an Estate Tax on amounts over $675,000. So, even if no Federal Estate Tax due, the estate must still file a Federal Estate Tax Return, plus NJ Estate Tax Return.

So, for an unmarried or widowed person with assets of $1,000,000, there is No Federal Estate Taxes, but the Estimated State Estate Tax: $33,200.00.

For an unmarried or widowed person with assets of $1,500,000, estimated NJ Estate Tax is over $60,000.

The Federal Tax rate on estates over $5,340,000 was increased from 35% to 40%.

How to avoid NJ Estate Tax- hire an attorney to set up a personal residence trust or irrevocable trust and have the assets taken out of your name and put into a trust or given to children and grandchildren in the trust. Minimum fees for trust are $3,000. This is probably not something a non-attorney can do on their own. It is illegal for a non-attorney to provide legal advice or prepare most legal documents.

Gifts permitted without Federal Estate & Gift tax remained at $14,000 per person. However, the amount permitted for Medicaid transfers is zero.

3. Court cannot consider Sup Mt testimony unless agreed by defendant.State v. Gibson219 N.J. 227 (2014).

Due to the fundamental differences between a pre-trial motion to suppress and a trial on the merits, the best practice is to conduct two separate proceedings. However, the motion record may be incorporated into the trial record if both partys consent and counsel are given wide latitude in cross-examination. Where the evidence from a pre-trial hearing is improperly admitted at the trial on the merits, the correct remedy is remand for a new trial.

4. If mandatory 180 days without parole, cant get credit for inpatient.State v. French437 N.J. Super. 333 (App. Div. 2014).

A sentence of 90 days in jail followed by 90 days in an inpatient drug rehabilitation program does not satisfy the fixed minimum sentence of not less than 180 days during which the defendant shall not be eligible for parole mandated for the fourth-degree crime of operating a motor vehicle during a period of license suspension for multiple convictions of driving while intoxicated. N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26(b).


Editorial Assistance from Alexandra Murdocca, Stetson University College of Law 2016. Ms. Murdocca participated in the Kenneth Vercammen Winter Internship Program.

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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.

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS ON WILLS, ELDER LAW, AND PROBATE

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;
East Brunswick/ Halls Corner 2002;
Linden AARP 2002
Woodbridge Adult School -Wills and Estate Administration -2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996
Woodbridge Housing 2001; Metuchen Seniors & Metuchen TV 2001; Frigidare/ Local 401 Edison 2001; Chelsea/ East Brunswick 2001, Village Court/ Edison 2001; Old Bridge Rotary 2001; Sacred Heart/ South Amboy 2001; Livingston Manor/ New Brunswick 2001; Sunrise East Brunswick 2001; Strawberry Hill/ Woodbridge 2001;
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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