Bercik Law Blog

Why make a will?

Every needs an estate plan. Neglecting to make a will may have unintended consequences for the people you leave behind. Watch this video hosted by Christina Previte, Esq., Partner at N.J. Divorce Solutions tilted  “Married, Divorced, or Living Together? You ALL Need a Will!”

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Marijuana Expungements

Big Hurdles Await Streamlined Marijuana Expungements The New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee held a meeting on June 4, 2018, to discuss a plan to streamline the marijuana expungements process for marijuana possession convictions throughout the state. The goal, according to the committee, is to create a process that will achieve the “expedited expungement of marijuana

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Estate Insolvency

Estate Insolvency: What to do when the estate can’t pay the bills.

Insolvency: What an executor can do when the estate can’t pay all the bills.  Estate insolvency occurs when a person dies leaving behind more debt than there are funds to pay off the debts.  Any assets in the estate including real estate may be sold off to repay debts. The estate’s  executor, beneficiaries or heirs generally

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Careless Driving and Reckless Driving

Careless Driving and Reckless Driving – Is There a Difference?

There is a Difference between Careless Driving and Reckless Driving.  Careless Driving and Reckless Driving have distinction and significantly different consequences faced by a driver charged with one or both of the offenses.  If you are convicted of Reckless Driving you are subject to imprisonment for up to 60 days (first offense), a mandatory assessment of

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DUI Blood Test Without A Warrant

DUI Blood Test Without Warrant Approved by Court  The general rule of law in New Jersey is that a warrant is required before police can request that blood be drawn from a DUI suspect for purposes of testing for blood alcohol content.  However, when it comes to the law, there are always exceptions from the

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A Court May Interpret a Trust Beyond the Document’s Plain Language  interpret a trust  In the Matter of the Trust of Violet Nelson, the New Jersey Appellate Division re-affirmed its position that a court may use outside evidence to interpret a trust by looking at the intent of the trust creator. In the recent New

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juvenile record expungement

Juvenile Record Expungement – What you need to know.

Juvenile Record Expungement can Include an Entire Juvenile History.  A juvenile record expungement application can be made 6 years after the latest adjudication & completion of supervision. Any juvenile adjudication of delinquency (the equivalent of an adult conviction) can be expunged in, essentially, the same way that an adult conviction can be expunged. That means that

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