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Last Will and Testament

I, _____________________________, of ______________________, ______________, hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament and revoke all previous wills and codicils made by me.
Section 1. Identification of Family
1.01 My partner’s name is ____________________________. All references in this will to my partner, whether or not specifically named, shall mean only my partner, ______________________.
1.02 I have (no) living children or issue. [Specify names of children and whether they are minors or adults. If minors, will must also include a Guardian of Person and Estate clause in conformance with state law. Include the partner’s children in the definition of children whether biological or adopted; include any children where the partner’s adoption petition has not been finalized.]
Section 2. Nomination of Executor
2.01 I hereby nominate ________________________ to serve as my Executor. Should this person be unable or unwilling at any time to serve as my Executor, I nominate ___________________ of ________________________, ________________, to serve as my Alternate Executor.
2.02 I direct that my Executor, and any successor thereto, be permitted to serve without bond in any jurisdiction.
Section 3. Disposition of Tangible Personal Property
3.01 I give, devise, and bequeath my tangible personal property to my partner, ___________________________. My Executor may, in his/her sole discretion, sell any of the property that, in his/her opinion, is not suitable for distribution, and the proceeds thereof shall become a part of my residuary estate. If the devisee named in this section does not survive me, I direct that the said property be disposed of or distributed with the residue of my estate.
Section 4. Residuary Devise
4.01 The balance of my residuary estate shall consist of all property or money owned by me at the time of my death and not otherwise effectively disposed of in this will, including all insurance proceeds or other death benefits that are payable to my estate but excluding any property over which I may have a power of appointment, less all valid claims asserted against my estate and all expenses incurred in administering my estate, including expenses of administering nonprobate assets.
4.02 I give, devise, and bequeath the balance of my residuary estate to my partner, ________________________________, if he/she survives me.
4.03 If my partner predeceases or fails to survive me I give, devise, and bequeath the balance of my residuary estate to _________________________.
4.04 I am leaving my estate to my partner, ________________, because he/she is my life partner. I am not making these provisions out of any disrespect or lack of affection or love for my family. It is my intention that my partner, _____________________, inherit my estate. [Also, see proposed clause in Chapter 4.]
Section 5. Specific Provision Regarding My Pet(s)
5.01 If my partner, _______________________, predeceases or fails to survive me, I bequeath any pets I may own at the time of my death to ____________________. He/She is willing and able to maintain my pets in a comfortable setting with a standard of care similar to that which I had provided for them. I bequeath to ____________________, for accepting my pets under the foregoing sentence, the sum of $500 per pet. This bequest is made with the intention that such amount shall defray the costs of providing care to my pets, but without any restriction or obligation to account to any person for the use of such funds.
5.02 If __________________________ is unable to accept and care for my pets, I authorize and request my Executor to select an appropriate person who is willing and able to do so and to maintain my pets in a comfortable setting with a standard of care similar to that which I had provided for them. I bequeath to the person accepting my pets under the foregoing sentence the sum of $500 per pet. This bequest is made with the intention that such amount shall defray the costs of providing care to my pets, but without any restriction or obligation to account to any person for the use of such funds.
Section 6. Powers of Executor
6.01 My Executor, and any successor thereto, shall have all of the powers granted to Executors and fiduciaries under the probate code and other applicable laws of the state of _______, including the power to execute any joint or individual tax return on my behalf or on behalf of my estate.
6.02 My Executor shall be entitled to reasonable compensation for services actually performed and to reimbursement of expenses properly incurred.
a. My Executor shall have, in addition to any other powers, the power to invest, reinvest, sell, mortgage, lease, or otherwise transfer or dispose of any part or all of my estate, without the necessity of obtaining prior or subsequent court approval;
b. To make repairs or improvements to my property as may be deemed necessary to preserve or enhance the value of my estate;
c. To borrow funds for use in estate administration if there are insufficient liquid assets in my estate;
d. To employ persons, including attorneys, investment advisors, or other agents for assistance or advice, or not to employ such persons, as my Executor deems appropriate;
e. To compromise and settle any claims against or in favor of my estate on such terms and conditions as my Executor deems best;
f. To make determinations as to the allocation of receipts and the apportionment of expenditures between income and principal. My Executor shall not be required to follow any provision of law regarding such determinations, including [relevant chapter of state code].
6.03 My Executor may make distributions either in cash or in kind. Distributions in kind may be made at the discretion of my Executor. My Executor may make any distributions under this will either (1) directly to the beneficiary, (2) in any form allowed by applicable state law for gifts or transfers to minors or persons under disability, (3) to the beneficiary’s guardian, conservator, or caregiver for the benefit of the beneficiary, or (4) by direct payment of the beneficiary’s expenses.
Section 7. Construction and Definitions
The following rules and definitions shall apply in the construction of this instrument and in the administration of my estate:
7.01 Any reference to my “Executor” in whatever form refers to the person, persons, or institution then acting as the personal representative of my estate.
7.02 If any devisee or other beneficiary under this will dies within 30 days after my death or under such circumstances where there is insufficient evidence in the judgment of my Executor to determine whether such person has died within 30 days after my death, the devisee or beneficiary shall be deemed to have failed to survive me.
7.03 The laws of the state of _______ shall govern all questions as to the validity and construction of this.
7.04 The term “estate and death taxes” shall mean all estate, inheritance, transfer, succession, or other taxes or duties payable by reason of my death, including interest and penalties thereon.
Section 8. Payment of Taxes and Expenses
8.01 I direct my Executor to pay the expenses of administering my estate, the expenses created by reason of my death, and all estate and death taxes payable with respect to property includable in my gross estate or taxable by reason of my death, whether or not such property is part of my probate estate and whether or not such taxes are payable by my estate or by the recipient of any such property. Such taxes and expenses should be paid out of my residuary estate without apportionment.
[Optional Clause]
8.02 I direct my Executor to pay only those expenses dealing with my funeral and interment that conform to my expressed wishes. If anyone interferes with my expressed wishes concerning my funeral, memorial service, or interment, and fails to abide by those expressed wishes, that person or persons shall be wholly responsible for any and all expenses. I ask that the Court and all concerned persons in this regard honor my expressed wishes, even if those wishes run counter to those of my immediate family.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereby subscribe my name to this instrument this _____ day of _____, 20__, at __________, ___________________.

Statement of Witnesses
Each of the undersigned declares, under penalty of perjury and the laws of the State of ________, that the following is true and correct. I am over the age of eighteen years and competent to be a witness to the will of ________________________. He/She signed the foregoing instrument on the _____ day of _________________, 20__, declaring it to be his/her Last Will and Testament in the presence of each of us. We, at the testator’s request and in the testator’s presence, and in the presence of each other, now subscribe our names as witnesses.
We do hereby declare that the testator signed and executed the instrument, as his/her last will, that he/she signed willingly and that he/she executed it as his/her free and voluntary act for the purposes therein expressed. We also declare that each of the witnesses, in the presence and hearing of the testator, signed the will as witness and that to the best of his or her knowledge the testator was at the time eighteen or more years of age, of sound mind, and under no constraint or undue influence.

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Since 1985, KENNETH VERCAMMEN has worked as a personal injury attorney, working for injury victims and their families. By taking a hard-hitting, aggressive approach toward the insurance companies, KENNETH VERCAMMEN and our co-counsel have consistently obtained outstanding results for many injured clients over the years I am proud to have worked on cases in various capacities, small and large. While obviously prior results cannot guarantee the outcome of future cases, I can guarantee that you case will receive the same degree of dedication and hard work that went into each of these prior cases.

In direct contrast to the hard-hitting approach we take toward the insurance companies is the soft approach we take toward our clients. I am proud of my compassionate staff as I am of the outstanding financial results they have achieved. For many years, I have watched them treat our clients with patience, dignity and respect. I would have it no other way.

Many years ago, I attended a seminar sponsored by the American Bar Association on Law Practice Management. This was to help insure that each of our clients is always treated like a person -- not a file! We recognize that you are innocent victims and that you have placed your trust in us. Please understand that we understand what you are going through. Feel comforted that we are here to help you.

If you retain KENNETH VERCAMMEN to represent you, we will give you the same advice we give each of our clients -- concentrate on your life, you family and your health. We will take care of everything else. Leave all of the work and worry about your legal rights to us. Trust us. Believe in us. Have faith in us as your attorneys. Understand that we will always to do what we believe is best for you and your case. Helping you is our job. In fact, it is our only job -- guiding injury victims like you through one of the most difficult times of your lives, with care and concern -- while fighting aggressively to the limits of the law to obtain compensation and justice for each of you!

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When you have been injured in an accident or collision, you are worried about who is going to pay your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. The last thing you want is to be taken advantage of by an insurance company. If you dont protect your rights, you may not be able to make a claim.

Insurance companies have attorneys and adjusters whose goal is to pay you as little as they can. You need a New Jersey personal injury lawyer to fight for you. I am dedicated to helping your recover as much money as possible under the law.

You need an attorney who will work hard to protect your rights, maximize your insurance settlement and minimize the hassles of dealing with the insurance companies. You need an experienced and aggressive New Jersey trial lawyer with PROVEN RESULTS who will fight for you. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer can make the difference between getting what you deserve and getting nothing.

Without the threat of a lawyer who is willing to go to trial and seek a big jury verdict, why would an insurance company pay you what your claim is really worth? Lawsuits can be expensive, and many people do not have the money to pursue their claim. In every case, I advance all costs associated with pursuing your case and I do not ask you for a penny until we recover from the other side.

I am an experienced aggressive trial lawyer and a 3rd degree Black Belt. I am not afraid to take your case to trial if that is what it takes to maximize the amount of money your recover for your personal injury. I offer one-on-one service, and I will not hand your case off to an inexperienced lawyer or a paralegal.

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p.s. For those clients who are afraid or reluctant to go to Court, KENNETH VERCAMMEN also offers a special -- For Settlement Only -- program. This means that if we are unable to settle with the insurance company, we will not go any further -- unless you want us to. You have my personal assurance that there will be absolutely no pressure and no obligation.

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Kenneth A. 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 on personal injury matters, Criminal /Municipal Court trials, and contested Probate hearings.

Mr. Vercammen has published over 125 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on criminal, 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 the Editor in Chief of the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Committee Newsletter.

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