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Confidential Will Questionnaire

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CONFIDENTIAL WILL QUESTIONNAIRE

Please fill out completely and fax or mail back. This form is extremely important. Your accuracy and completeness in responding will help me best represent you. All sections and information must be filled out prior to sitting down with the attorney.

Please be sure to check all appropriate boxes. If NONE, please state NONE.

If NOT APPLICABLE, please state N/A.

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

1. Your Full Name:

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First Last

2. IF MARRIED OR SEPARATED, complete (a) and (b) below:

(a) Spouses Full Name:

______________________________________________________

First Last

3. Your Street Address: ____________________________________

City ____________________ State ____ Zip Code ______________

4. Telephone Numbers:

Cell: _____________________________________ ________________________

Day: ____________________/Night: ________________________

5. E-mail address: _______________________________________

6. Referred By: _________________________ 7. Todays Date ____________

If referred by a person, is this a client or attorney? __________________________________

We recommend a Durable Power of Attorney in the event of your physical or mental disability to help you with financial affairs? Yes ________ No ________

We recommend a Living Will telling hospitals and doctors not to prolong your life by artificial means, i.e. Terri Schiavo; Karen Quinlan? Yes ________ No _____

How can we help you? What are your questions/other important info?

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[It is required by New Jersey Court Rules that all pages be filled out prior to seeing the attorney]

8. Your Sex: [ ] Male [ ] Female

9. Your Marital Status: [ ] Single [ ] Married [ ] Separated [ ] Divorced [ ] Widowed

10. Your Date of Birth: ___________________ SS # __________________

Month Day Year

11. Spouse Date of Birth: _________________ SS # __________________

Month Day Year

12. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a minor child or minor children, please check here. [ ]

2. ESTATE EXECUTOR

The person charged with administering/Probating your estate, paying taxes and/or other debts, preserving, managing, and distributing estate assets and property is called an Executor. This person should be one in whom you have trust and confidence. Your SPOUSE is usually named as primary Executor, followed by the child who lives closest to your home.

Please provide the following information about the person you wish to name to serve in this capacity.

1. PRIMARY Choice of Executor/Personal Representative:

Name: _______________________ _______________________

First Last

Relationship: _______________ Address: ____________________

2. SECOND Choice of Executor:

This individual will serve in the event that the primary executor/personal representative is not alive at the time of your death, or is unable to serve.

Full Name: ___________________________ _________________

First Last

Relationship: _______________ Address: ____________________

The two proposed Executors must be filled out prior to meeting the attorney. We do not recommend Joint Executors, which often cause conflicts and additional work for the Estate. It is best to select one primary person, then a secondary person.

Asset Information- Must Be Completed - If none, write none

House/Real Estate Address _________________________________________________

Estimate Total Real Estate Value: _____________ Approx mortgage ________________

Bank Accounts, Stocks, CDs and Assets: _______________________________________

Approximate Amount _______________________________________________________

Beneficiaries of Bank Accounts (if none write none) ______________________________

Other Major Assets (if none, write none): _______________________________________

Approximate Life Insurance: _________________ Beneficiary ____________________

In the Will- Who do you want to get your assets:

Beneficiary (1) _______________________ Relationship _______________

Beneficiary (2) _______________________ Relationship _______________

Beneficiary (3) _______________________ Relationship _______________

It is required by New Jersey Court Rules that assets and beneficiaries be filled out prior to seeing the attorney

Any Specific Bequests of Money and Property:

_________________________________________________________________________

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[ ] A. MARRIED PERSONS WITH CHILD(REN) OR GRANDCHILD(REN).

Generally most married people provide that, upon their death, property will be distributed as follows:

1. Your estate (all property and assets not owned jointly with another person) will be distributed to your surviving spouse.

2. If your spouse predeceases you, then your estate will be divided in equal shares among all of your living children, If any child shall predecease you, then that childs share to their children (grandchildren).

Names of Children: ______________________________ Age: ______

______________________________ Age: ______

______________________________ Age: ______

LIST THE NAMES AND AGES OF ALL CHILDREN EVEN IF THEY ARE OLDER THAN EIGHTEEN. IF NO CHILDREN, WRITE NONE. If no minor children, skip page 4.

III. GUARDIAN(S) OF MINOR CHILD(REN)

[Skip this section if you have NO minor children and DO NOT want a trust. There are substantial additional fees for preparation of a Trust]

The surviving parent of a minor child is ordinarily entitled to be the GUARDIAN of that child. In the case of simultaneous death of you and your spouse, or if you are a single parent, you should appoint a Guardian for your minor child. It is advisable, prior to the completion of this Questionnaire, to make sure that your proposed Guardian(s) is (are) willing to serve as Guardian(s). In addition, the Guardian will also hold the monies for the minor children UNLESS you direct us otherwise. In your Will you can have any adult serve as Trustee of monies for minor children.

Provide the following information about the person(s) you select to be Guardian(s)/Trustee(s). In the event my spouse predeceases me, I name as GUARDIAN(S)/ TRUSTEE(S):

1. PRIMARY Choice of GUARDIAN / TRUSTEE:

Full Name: _______________________________________

Relationship: ______________________________________

2. SECOND Choice of GUARDIAN / TRUSTEE:

Full Name: _______________________________________

Relationship: _____________________________________

Are there any beneficiaries with special needs, or receiving SSI or SDD? Please answer in detail

________________________________________

[ ] B. MARRIED PERSONS WITH NO CHILD(REN) OR GRANDCHILD(REN).

Generally most married people with no child(ren) or grandchild(ren) provide that upon their death their property will be distributed as follows:

1. Your estate (all property and assets not owned jointly with another person) will be distributed to your surviving spouse, but

2. If your spouse predeceases you, then your estate will be distributed to your living parent, or equally to your living parents.

3. But should both of your parents predecease you, then your estate will distributed equally to your brothers and sisters or equally to the children of a predeceased brother or sister.

Please check B above only if you wish your property distributed precisely and exactly as indicated in section B, 1 through 3, above.

Additional information on Wills, Probate and Elder Law available at KennethVercammen.com

[ ] C. DIVORCED OR WIDOWED PERSONS WITH CHILD(REN) OR GRANDCHILD(REN). Generally, most divorced or widowed persons with child(ren) or grandchild(ren) provide that upon their death property will be distributed as follows: 1. Your estate (all property and assets not owned jointly with another person) will be distributed in equal shares to all of your living child(ren).

2. But if one or more of your children predeceases you, that deceased childs share will be distributed to his or her child(ren), your grandchild(ren) in equal shares

[ ] D. ALTERNATE PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION - You may list specific gifts to individuals and/or divide your estate among several individuals by listing percentages to each, making sure that the percentages total 100%. You may add additional sheets if necessary or use the back of this form. There are additional Will preparation fees if there are gifts, called specific bequests.

PLEASE WRITE DOWN ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE HERE or anything else important that we should be aware. Use back of this page for additional important information:

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ESTATE PLANNING

Your estate may be subject to Federal Estate Taxation if the total of your assets exceeds $2,000,000. If your assets exceed $2,000,000 and you desire estate planning to avoid or reduce your estate tax or require a Trust to protect a spouse, please advise Mr. Vercammen. A Standard Will is not designed to address estate tax issues. We do not do Tax Planning or Medicaid Planning.

WILLS:

T 1- Parents with minor children and trust for children ____________

T 2- Parents no spouse ____________

T 3- Unmarried ____________

T 4- Parents without trust ____________

T 5- Unified Credit Trust over $1 million? ____________

PAYMENT WILL BE MADE BY: (Please circle one)

Check, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) or Cash

Payment is required for Will, Power of Attorney and other document preparation at the first consult and prior to any documents being drafted. We charge a $150.00 consultation fee, which is credited to the preparation of the Will or other document. This $150.00 fee is non-refundable even if the documents are not prepared. If there are any changes to a draft Will, Power of Attorney, or other document, there will be a minimum charge of $75.00 per revision. The Will needs to be signed within 21 days of initial consult or an additional fee of $100.00 will be charged.

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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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