KVDM’s Kathleen C. Moriarty, Esq. Appears on Local Radio Show

KVDM elder law attorney, Kathleen C. Moriarty, Esq., was recently invited to join Beach Radio’s “The Lighter Side of Finance,” hosted by David Crossan, Senior Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President – Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors. Continue reading

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Ms. Kathleen Moriarty is Re-Elected President of Somebody C.A.R.E.S. Foundation for 2016

Ms. Kathleen Moriarty has been recently re-elected as President of Somebody C.A.R.E.S. Foundation, Inc. for 2016. Ms. Moriarty also served as President in 2015. The Foundation was established in July 2014, with a purpose to financially support Somebody C.A.R.E.S., Inc. through asset management and protection. Ms. Moriarty is honored to continue as President to support the Foundation, and the Somebody C.A.R.E.S, Inc program. Continue reading

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Mr. Peter Van Dyke Named Chairman of the Community Medical Center Foundation

Mr. Peter Van Dyke has been recently elected for a two year term as Chairman of the Community Medical Center Foundation. Mr. Van Dyke started his term in the beginning of January 2016, and is honored to take the position and serve as Chairman. Continue reading

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More on Undue Influence & The Doctrine of Probable Intent

On March 5, 2013, the Law Division issued its decision in the Matter of the Estate of Edith Weiner. Continue reading

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Do you need a Will? Yes!

According to Forbes.com, 65% of Americans do not have a Will. We have heard many varying reasons why an individual might forgo the estate planning process. These reasons include: expense; they don’t have assets to protect; they simply trust a particular person ‘to take care of it’; and, in some instances, they have a sincere belief that they will die after making a Will. Despite these misconceptions, making a Will is a very important task that EVERYONE – no matter your age – should do. Also, doing so is not overly complicated or expensive, nor is there a proven correlation between making a Will and dying! There are many reasons to make a Will, but here are a few to consider: ENSURE that your property will go to the people you want, in the way you want, and when you want. MAKE the administration of your estate run smoothly. CHOOSE a person to administer your estate. REDUCE estate taxes. APPOINT a person to take your place as the guardian of your minor children. *An additional, special consideration is that in the past 5 years, the number of unmarried couples has jumped, says the National Marriage Project’s 2011 report. There are … Continue reading

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