Kenneth Vercammen is a Middlesex County trial attorney who has published 130 articles in national and New Jersey publications on Criminal Law and litigation topics. He was awarded the NJ State State Bar Municipal Court Practitioner of the Year. He lectures and handles criminal cases, Municipal Court, DWI, traffic and other litigation matters. He is Co Chair of the ABA Criminal Law Committee, GP and was a speaker at the ABA Annual Meeting. To schedule a confidential consultation, call us or New clients email us evenings and weekends go to www.njlaws.com/ContactKenV.htm
Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, P.C,
2053 Woodbridge Avenue,
Edison, NJ 08817,
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Is a Probate Necessary?
Probate is the formal legal process that gives recognition to a will and appoints the executor or personal representative who will administer the estate and distribute assets to the intended beneficiaries. The laws of each state vary, so it is a good idea to consult an attorney to determine whether a probate proceeding is necessary, whether the fiduciary must be bonded (a requirement that is often waived in the will) and what reports must be prepared. Most probate proceedings are neither expensive nor prolonged.
Insurance - Automobiles - Cucccurillo v. Galinsky (A-1345-08T3)
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY
A brief note to Injury Victims from KENNETH VERCAMMEN
Since 1990, KENNETH VERCAMMEN has worked as a personal injury attorney, working for injury victims and their families. By taking a hard-hitting, aggressive approach toward the insurance companies, KENNETH VERCAMMEN and our co-counsel have consistently obtained outstanding results for many injured clients over the years. I am proud to have worked on cases in various capacities, small and large. While obviously prior results cannot guarantee the outcome of future cases, I can guarantee that you case will receive the same degree of dedication and hard work that went into each of these prior cases.
In direct contrast to the hard-hitting approach we take toward the insurance companies is the soft approach we take toward our clients. I am proud of my compassionate staff as I am of the outstanding financial results they have achieved. For many years, I have watched them treat our clients with patience, dignity and respect. I would have it no other way.
Many years ago, I attended a seminar sponsored by the American Bar Association on Law Practice Management and Total Quality Management. This was to help insure that each of our clients is always treated like a person -- not a file! We recognize that you are innocent victims and that you have placed your trust in us. Please understand that we understand what you are going through. Feel comforted that we are here to comfort you.
If you retain KENNETH VERCAMMEN to represent you, we will give you the same advice we give each of our clients -- concentrate on your life, you family and your health. We will take care of everything else. Leave all of the work and worry about your legal rights to us. Have faith in us as your attorneys. Understand that we will always do what we believe is best for you and your case. Helping you is our job. In fact, it is our only job -- guiding injury victims like you through one of the most difficult times of your lives, with care and concern -- while fighting aggressively to the limits of the law to obtain compensation and justice for each of you!
Print our Personal Injury Questionnaire on our Website, Fill it out and Fax back, so we can determine if we can help you obtain an injury settlement. We would welcome an opportunity to prove to you what we have proven to thousands of injured clients -- that you can feel comfortable and secure in the fact that KENNETH VERCAMMEN - Trial Attorney Will Fight To Win.
p.s. For those clients who are afraid or reluctant to go to Court, KENNETH VERCAMMEN also offers a unique -- For Settlement Only -- program. This means that if we are unable to settle with the insurance company, we will not go any further -- unless you want us to. You have my personal assurance that there will be absolutely no pressure and no obligation.
Insurance Eligibility Points
TITLE 11. DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND INSURANCE - DIVISION OF INSURANCE
CHAPTER 3. AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE
SUBCHAPTER 34. ELIGIBLE PERSONS QUALIFICATIONS AND AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE ELIGIBILITY POINTS SCHEDULE
Each at fault accident
Instructions to Police Officers on Traffic Tickets
The following information must be printed on the back of the outside cover of each book of Uniform Traffic Tickets:
INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFICERS
1. At all times be COURTEOUS, FAIR and HONEST. Remember that public opinion of traffic enforcement is judged almost entirely by your conduct.
2. When issuing every Uniform Traffic Ticket:
Introduce yourself to the driver by saying,
DO NOT –
3. In filling out a ticket, preferably use a ball-point pen, applying steady pressure so that all copies will be legible. Print all information so that it is legible.
4. File the Uniform Traffic Ticket with the court without delay.
5. File the police copy in accordance with your departmental regulations.
6. Keep your officer’s copy in the event that your testimony in court is required.
7. Give the defendant the hard copy of the Uniform Traffic Ticket. For parking offenses, the defendant’s copy may also be affixed to the vehicle.
B. OFFICER’S COMMENTS
KENNETH VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC
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.
YOUR NAME _________________________________________________
CITY ___________________________ STATE ____ ZIP _____________
CELL (____)____________________ TODAY'S DATE ____/_____/______
PHONE-DAY (____)________________ NIGHT (____)________________
Decedent’s Name ___________________________________
Date of Death (mm/dd/yy) ___ ___ /___ ___ /___ ___ ___ ___
Your relation to the person who passed away: _______________________
Referred By: ______________________________________
*All Pages and Information must be filled out prior to seeing the Attorney. This
information is required by the Surrogate's Office and the Inheritance Tax Bureau.
Date of Will? (mm/dd/yy) ___ ___ /___ ___ /___ ___ ___ ___
Location of original Will ____________________
Executor/ Administrator if not person filing out this form ____________
*The following questions are required by the Surrogate's Office and the Inheritance
Tax Bureau to be answered. Please answer all these questions to the best of your knowledge
so we can best help you. If none, write none.
Decedent’s S.S. No. ___ ___ ___ /___ ___ /___ ___ ___ ___
County of Residence ________________________________
SCHEDULE “A” REAL PROPERTY If none, write none
1. Street and Number _____________________________________
Lot: ___ Block: ____ County: ____________________
Title/Owner of Record: _______________
Full Market Value of Property: $________ Mortgage Balance: $_________
Any other Real Estate: $______________________
SCHEDULE B-1: BANK ACCOUNTS/BROKERAGE ACCOUNTS
BANK ACCOUNTS/BROKERAGE ACCOUNTS
the Manner of Registration at Date of Death. If none, write none for each line. Use
back of page if you need more space, or attach a list of assets.
Bank Accounts - Individually or Jointly Owned Date of Death Value
Name of Bank, Acct. # _____________ $_____________
SCHEDULE B (1) - ALL OTHER PROPERTY
SCHEDULE “B” CLOSELY HELD “BUSINESSES”
which the Decedent Held Any Interest, Market Value at Date of Death [attach details]
If none, write none. ________________ $_____________
SCHEDULE “D” EXPENSES
Probate Administration $ ____________________
Counsel Fees: $ ____________________
Executor’s or Administrator’s Commissions $ ____________________
Other Administration Expenses (list individually), attach receipts.
SCHEDULE “E” BENEFICIARIES
In case of Intestacy, the parentage of all collateral heirs (such as nieces, nephews,
cousins, etc.) must be set forth. The relationship of step-parent, step-child, step-brother
or step-sister must be so stated.
BENEFICIARIES AND ADDRESSES
or otherwise, in estate)
HEIRS AT LAW/
(NOTE: LIST CHILDREN OF DECEASED NEXT OF KIN - /ALSO GIVE AGE OF ANY MINORS)
1. The Inheritance Tax Bureau will require certain documents. Please attach a
photocopy (not original) of the decedent’s Will, Death Certificate, codicils, trusts,
and last full year’s Federal Income Tax Return. This is required by the Surrogate's
Office (Tax Bureau). We will also need photocopies of the Deed and Tax Bill
to submit to the Inheritance Tax Bureau.
Are any questions in Schedule “C” answered yes? Yes __ No ___
for estates over $2,000,000? Yes __ No ___
plus adjusted taxable gifts for Federal estate tax purposes under the provision
of the Internal Revenue Code in effect on December 31, 2001 exceed $675,000?
Yes __ No ___ If yes, by how much $ ___ ___ ___
How can we help you? What questions do you have? Is there anything else
New clients: When you come into the office would you like:
updates in Probate, Traffic Law, and Personal Injury/ Insurance. Thank you.
SCHEDULE “C” TRANSFERS
BUREAU (DIVISION OF TAXATION)
more, without receiving full financial consideration therefore? ___ Yes ___ No
2. Did decedent, at any time, transfer property, reserving (in whole or in part) the use,
possession, income, or enjoyment of such property? ___ Yes ___ No
3. Did decedent, at any time, transfer property on terms requiring payment of income
to decedent from a source other than such property? ___ Yes ___ No
4. Did decedent, at any time, transfer property, the beneficial enjoyment of which was
subject to change because of a reserved power to alter, amend, or revoke, or which
could revert to decedent under terms of transfer or by operation of law? ___ Yes ___ No
transferred, the fair market value at date of death, dates of transfers, and to whom
transferred. Submit copy of trust deed or, agreement, if any. (If transfers are claimed
to be untaxable, also submit detailed statement of facts on which such claim is based,
proof as to decedent’s physical condition and copy of death certificate.)
5. Was decedent a participant in any pension plan that provided for payment to another
of an annuity or lump sum on or after death? ___ Yes ___ No
6. Did decedent purchase or in any manner participate in any contract or plan providing
for payment of an annuity or lump sum on or after death to another, except life insurance
contracts payable to a designated beneficiary? ___ Yes ___ No
annuity contracts and refunds thereunder and interest income certificates even though
issued by an insurance company are not considered life insurance contracts.)
7. Was a single premium life insurance policy issued on decedent’s life in conjunction
with an annuity contract? ___ Yes ___ No
plans, and policies.
8. Were any accumulated dividends due on any contract of insurance? (If yes, list below)
___ Yes ___ No
For each transfer, set forth Date of Transfer; Description of Property, Both Real and
Personal: Actual Consideration if Any; Names and Relationship to Decedent of Donees,
Assignees, Transferees, etc.
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Market Value at Date of Death __________________________