Probate of Estates in New Jersey

Estate administration in New Jersey is the process by which a deceased person’s property, known as the ‘estate,’ is passed to his or her heirs and legatees (people named in the will). Estate administration encompasses all assets of the decedent

2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Answers

We have reviewed the new 2011 OVDI FAQs and noticed that the Service has refined and streamlined the voluntary disclosure process. Our firm prepared dozens of voluntary disclosure applications in 2009 and the new 2011 FAQs seem to resolve some

Special Needs Planning Mistakes

1. Disinheriting the child. When a special needs child is disinherited, that child will need to depend on government benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  While these programs can be greatly beneficial, it is not wise to

Latest Medicaid Information for New Jersey for 2011

Protections for the Community Spouse: Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA): Minimum: $21,912 Maximum: $109,560 Increased CSRA: Permitted. New Jersey follows the income-first rule. Annuities: Actuarially sound annuities are not permitted. Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: Minimum: $1,821.25 Maximum: $2,739 Transfers: Average

IRS Launches Second Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative After Successful Prosecution

After a successful indictment of a New Jersey man with HSBC Bank accounts in India, the IRS introduced a new Voluntary Disclosure Program on February 8, 2011 for U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts. Last week, according to an indictment