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March 25, 2011
  Understanding NJ Living Wills
Posted By Tejal Patel
UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING WILLS If you care about the feelings of family members or simply your own final health care treatment, you should consider executing a “LIVING WILL”, aka Advanced Healthcare Directives. The famous Terri Schiavo ...
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March 16, 2011
  What is the Role of an Attorney in Mediation vs. Collaborative Divorce?
Posted By Tejal Patel
One of the fundamental differences between Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce is the role of an attorney during the process. This article will help you understand the differences in the level of involvement of attorneys in both processes. ...
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March 09, 2011
  How Divorce Effects Your Estate Plan and Will
Posted By Tejal Patel
A divorce means changing practically everything in your life. Everything you have grown accustomed to during your marriage will change drastically after your divorce. Do you currently have a will that leaves your estate to your Spouse upon your ...
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February 24, 2011
  Collaborative Law Keeps Divorce Cases Out of Court
Posted By Tejal Patel
Collaborative family law, a form of alternative dispute resolution, originated in California about 10 years ago and came to the Philadelphia and New Jersey area about 8 years ago. Collaborative divorce is a team-approach where the primary focuses ...
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February 16, 2011
  New Jersey Separation Agreements
Posted By Tejal Patel
In New Jersey, there is no legal case that provides for a legal separation by the courts. However, if you and your spouse are having marital problems but are unsure if you are ready to file for divorce, then you can enter into a separation agreement. ...
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February 09, 2011
  Is Fairly Legal, Fairly Accurate?
Posted By Tejal Patel
From the moment I saw the first commercial of Fairly Legal, I was anticipating the USA show which premiered on January, 20, 2011. Kate Reed is a litigator-turned-mediator who is using her legal knowledge to help disputing parties resolve their issues ...
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January 31, 2011
  USCIS Creates New Design for Naturalization Certificate to Improve Safeguards Against Fraud
Posted By Tejal Patel
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a new and redesigned Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550) with new security features that will reduce fraud—part of USCIS’ ongoing efforts to enhance the integrity of the ...
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January 27, 2011
  Tax Information: Who can Claim a Child as a Dependant After a Divorce?
Posted By Tejal Patel
Being able to claim a dependent on a tax return is tied to a number of related tax benefits. Taxpayers who claim dependents can claim an additional personal exemption for each dependent. Also, they may be eligible to claim the child tax credit, the ...
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January 14, 2011
  Federal Estate Tax Update
Posted By Tejal Patel
Under the new federal tax package signed into law in December 2010, up to $5 million ($10 million for married couples) is exempt from the Federal estate tax in 2011 or 2012. This means that the estates of the vast majority of Americans who die in ...
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January 03, 2011
  Positively Dealing With Your Spouse After the Divorce.
Posted By Tejal Patel
It is said that divorce is the second most difficult thing in ones life after death. After the decision to get a divorce and separate is made, many believe that its the end of any contact with the person. That may be true in certain situations, ...
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December 27, 2010
  Financial Considerations for Unmarried Couple's
Posted By Tejal Patel
Federal and State laws are geared to protect married couples regarding taxes, inheritance, Social Security benefits etc. Unfortunately, those same laws do not protect unmarried couples living with each other. Recently, in The Bottom Line Magazine, ...
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December 09, 2010
  Attorney Pardigm Shift to Collaborative Law
Posted By Tejal Patel
"Traditional litigation is a mistake that must be corrected... For some disputes trials will be the only means, but for many claims trials by adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood. Our system is too ...
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November 24, 2010
  Welcome to our Family Law Blog
Posted By Estate Planning Attorney
We are pleased to announce the launch of our Family Law Blog with a RSS Feed available. Thank you for visiting The Law Offices of Tejal V. Patel, LLC. We hope to provide you with informative, interesting posts about issues that concern you. Please ...
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