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September 2013 Archives

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New Jersey residents who are under the age of 40 are not too young to start estate planning, especially if they have a family. A few simple strategies can help ensure that one's affairs are in order and that one's wishes are carried out.

NJ malpractice payouts to veterans, other states reach new high

Veterans in New Jersey may be interested to hear that VA malpractice payouts have reached a 12-year high in the country, ranging from dentistry malpractice to surgical malpractice. According to reports, in 2012 alone over $94.1 million was paid out to veterans over VA malpractice suits, the highest amount paid in the last twelve years. Over 400 cases of malpractice cases from veterans and their families went to court in 2012.

Veterans' benefits now available to same-sex spouses

The attorney general wrote a letter to Congress explaining that the current administration will allow same-sex spouses to receive military benefits. The letter informed Congress of the administration's choice not to enforce a federal law provision that limits veterans' benefits to only opposite-sex spouses. The new rule will allow New Jersey spouses of veterans to receive additional benefits to which they were not previously entitled.

Estate planning may mean more than a will

Those thinking of estate planning in New Jersey may be most familiar with wills; however, other documents can play key roles in the process. It is important to prepare for the worst possible situations, including costly, inconvenient and lengthy legal procedures for those who become incapacitated. Filing the proper legal documents ahead of time can save people thousands of dollars.

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