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Gaetano M. De Sapio, Esq.

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Welcome!

Welcome to the blog of De Sapio Law Offices of Frenchtown NJ.  Gaetano M. De Sapio and Michael A. De Sapio thank you for visiting.  Here you will have the opportunity to learn about our law firm.  More than that, we will share information with you about the law, legal questions that you might have, and resources that you can access.

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If you have any questions, suggestions or problems with the site, please contact us at desapiolaw@earthlink.net.

Sincerely,

Gaetano M. De Sapio, Esq.

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Kingwood Township Community Day this weekend

A great community event this weekend.

Saturday, 9/15 at Noon is the Annual Community Day in Kingwood – Vendors, Bocce, Hayrides, Car Show, State Police Helicopter, Amusement Rides, Music and Fireworks.

Complete information:  http://www.kingwoodtownship.com/Community%20Day

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My Spouse Died – Do I Need To See An Attorney?

          Thirty-seven years ago when I first started to practice law, most attorneys who handled estates charged a fee equal to 5% of the assets.  Many people today still have that impression of what attorneys will charge to help with estates.  As a result, many people are reluctant to call an attorney when a loved one dies.  This office does not bill that way.

            When family member dies, things are difficult – both emotionally and financially.  You need to ask questions and understand what needs to be done legally.  Those of you who are present clients understand that we pride ourselves in providing advice and guidance in the least expensive manner as possible.

            If your assets are under $675,000 you do not need a lot of expensive legal talent.  However, you will have some questions that we can help with, and some things which we can help you do more quickly because we are experience in doing them.

            For a total fee of between $250 and $350, we can answer most of your questions and guide you through the legal process, generally in just one meeting in our office.  During that meeting:

  • We will fill out the Surrogate forms for you, call the Surrogate’s office and make an appointment for you to probate your spouse’s Will.
  • Give you information as to how to transfer title to your motor vehicle and make arrangements for transfer of your auto insurance.
  • We will fill out the tax forms while you are with us so that you can get all of your joint or spouse’s bank accounts released immediately.  You can then leave the office with those forms, take them to the bank, and have no further worries.
  • We will explain how you can complete claims for life insurance, and obtain work related benefits.
  • We can help explain the stock ownership transfer process.
  • We will help you understand Social Security death benefits and assist you with notifying the Social Security Administration.  Most funeral directors will help you with this as a part of their services.

We will answer your other questions.

           You can then leave our office with everything taken care of, or at least explained in a way that you can take the remaining steps yourself without worry.  If you have other legal problems or affairs for which you need our help, we will let you know how much that might cost.

             Susan J. Hoffman is the Hunterdon County Surrogate, and she is the judicial officer who probates a Will.  Probating a Will means lodging it publically in Flemington.  The Surrogate provides you with a certificate which shows your authority to handle your loved one’s affairs and estate.  Surrogate Hoffman is one of the most accommodating public servants that we have dealt with.  She will answer your questions in person or over the telephone.  She will assist you in handling the probate of a Will even if an attorney is not present.  Her website contains a variety of types of information and forms about estates. http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/surrog/message.htm   She has pamphlets and brochures which you can obtain.

           Here at De Sapio Law Office we hope to turn the process, which can be worrisome and intimidating, into as simple a procedure as possible where you can handle most of the steps yourself if you want.  We are available to do as much or as little as you ask and need.  You have more important feelings to deal with.  Call us for prompt and cost effective advice.

Gaetano M. De Sapio

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Thank you Doctor King

Frenchtown and the entire Delaware Valley Area has been blessed for a number of years by Doctor Larry King.  He retires this month after dedicating his life to the people whom he has served.  Larry is the best example of a great family physician, dedicated to his patients.  He would phone you personally on a Saturday evening to report the results of a routine blood test and answer your questions.  He always made time for you at appointments.  He delivered many of the current residents of the area, providing a maternity practice for years before specialization became the norm.  Larry is a decent and honorable man – a gentleman in a difficult age.  Thank you Larry.

You can stop by his office and thank him personally at an open house on two Saturdays — Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon, and Sept. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.  You can also meet Doctor  Ira Liebross who will be taking over his practice.

Read more about Larry’s retirement in the following article written by Frenchtown’s own Rick Epstein.  http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2012/09/frenchtowns_dr_lawrence_king_r.html 

Thank you,

Guy De Sapio

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Evening and Saturday Hours

Are you aware that we offer our clients the opportunity to meet with us during evening and Saturday hours?

Appointment times are: 

Monday evenings 5 to 7 p.m. (latest appointment);

Saturday mornings 9 to 11 a.m. (latest appointment).   

If you need to meet with us during evening or Saturday hours, an appointment needs to be scheduled in advance as the office is only open during those hours if we have clients coming in.

These appointments are offered to make it convenient for clients who can not leave their work to see us.  The support staff is not available during those hours and so if you have documents which need to be signed that require witnesses (like a Will or Power of Attorney), you will need to schedule an appointment for the execution during regular business hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  However, the initial appointment to discuss your needs can be done during the evening.

We ask for your help in only scheduling an evening appointment if a daytime appointment is not possible.  It is always more convenient for us to help you when we have a full complement of staff in the office.

Just another service of De Sapio Law Office.

To schedule an appointment, call 908-996-6240 or email us at desapiolaw@earthlink.net.

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Hunterdon Hazardous Waste Cleanup Day is this Saturday July 14th

The next Hunterdon County Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, July 14 at the garage in the county complex off Route 12 in Raritan Township. Waste can be dropped off 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No pre-registration is required.

For more details you can check this on-line article by the Hunterdon County Democrat http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2012/07/next_hunterdon_household_hazar.html

For more information, go to the County website or call 908-788-1110.

If you have questions about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding Solid Waste and Recylcing call us for a consultation.  For 30 years, we were the attorneys for the Hunterdon County Department of Solid Waste and are familiar with the legal rights and responsibilities of residents, businesses, operators and municipalities in regard to soli waste and recycling planning and administration. 

GAETANO M. DE SAPIO, Esq.

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Thank you.

Gaetano M. De Sapio, Esq.

Michael A. De Sapio, Esq.

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