SOUTHCOAST ESTATE PLANNING BLOG

New NJ Law Attempts to Define Living Together

N.J. identified 8 factors that courts can use to determine if a couple is living together. How can a Massachusetts couple who are living together protect themselves after a break up? Read on…

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA (Defense of marriage act)

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA (Defense of marriage act) In a landmark decision, hailed by equal rights advocates all over the country, a divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down a section of DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) that denied…

July Fourth is My Favorite Time of the Year!

July Fourth is My Favorite Time of the Year! July 4th has always been one of my favorite times of the year. I was a history major in college (S.M.U. to be exact – and, I’m talking about THE SMU…

Naming Beneficiary

[youtube=//www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoKAzDklngg] Here are 5 quick do’s and don’ts when it comes to you estate plan. Don’t name your minor kids as beneficiaries on your insurance policy. If something happens to you before they turn eighteen then a court is going…

Texting and Driving in Massachusetts

Texting and Driving in Massachusetts [youtube=//www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxTGu8apzEA&feature=channel_video_title] Since graduation season is among us we thought that it would be important to explain some of the relevant laws for children and parents during these celebratory times. In the next couple of days…

Preventing Dog Bites

Recent reports have revealed that 5 Billion people are bitten by dogs every year. Even worse, most bog bites occur on the owners property and involve children ages 5-9. As a father of a young child, this is extremely frightening….