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This edition is updated with a discussion of the laws of states that offer either marriage or marriage-equivalent status, covers all the new state laws in recent months, and discusses the pros and cons of entering into a marriage or like relationship.
Yes, there’s gridlock, polarization, and self-dealing. But hidden underneath is something bigger and more destructive. It’s a broken governing system. From that comes wasteful government, rising debt, failing schools, expensive health care, and economic hardship. This book argues that rules have replaced leadership in this country.
Bureaucracy, regulation, and outmoded law tie our hands and confine policy choices. Nobody asks, “What’s the right thing to do here?” Instead, they wonder, “What does the rule book say?” In The Rule of Nobody Philip K. Howard argues for a return to the framers’ vision of public law—setting goals and boundaries, not dictating daily choices. This incendiary book explains how America went wrong and offers a guide for how to liberate human ingenuity to meet the challenges of this century.
Making a Will in New Jersey
Do I need a lawyer to make a will in New Jersey? No. You can make your own will in New Jersey, using Nolo's do-it-yourself will software or online will programs. However, you may want to consult a lawyer in some more complex situations.
What are the requirements for signing a will in New Jersey? To finalize your will in New Jersey:
- you must sign your will in front of two witnesses, and
- your witnesses must sign your will.
Do I need to have my will notarized? No, in New Jersey, you do not need to notarize your will to make it legal.
However, New Jersey allows you to make your will "self-proving" and you'll need to go to a notary if you want to do that. A self-proving will speeds up probate because the court can accept the will without contacting the witnesses who signed it. To make your will self-proving you and your witnesses will go to the notary and sign an affidavit that proves who you are and that each of you knew you were signing the will. For more information, please go to the following url: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/new-jersey-make-will-31805.html.
Living Will in New Jersey
In New Jersey, a Living Will is called an Advanced Directive. Here is the form, Instructive Directive (Living Will) [pdf 28k]
Completing an Advance Directive
Question: Do I need a lawyer to complete an advance directive? No, you can complete an advance directive on your own.
Question: Does my advance directive have to be notarized? No.
Question: Do I need a witness when I sign my advance directive?
Answer: If you have your advance directive notarized you don't need additional witnesses. Otherwise, you can choose to sign and date your advance directive in front of two adult witnesses who must also sign and date the document.