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If you are an adult and you have money, then you need an estate plan. The older you get and the more money you have the more pressing the need to put a plan in place. We start by performing a Wealth & Family Profile, which is a type of diagnostic testing of your entire financial picture in association with your wants, needs and goals. If you are a veteran we determine what Veterans Benefits are available to you and how to maximize the payments. We review and analyze your life insurance and the need for long-term disability insurance, to make sure you are fully protected and getting everything to which you are entitled. We are also skilled in dealing with debt collectors and in substantially reducing or eliminating your debt.
You may already know what you need. You need a Will or a POA or Advance Directive. Drafting the right documents in a legal and financially responsible manner is our specialty. In some cases, creating a Trust is appropriate to best preserve your wealth and provide for you or your family members. We will determine what documents you need and advise you on all your options. We guide you every step of the way as we complete the documents needed to make it all legal and secure.
A major part of estate planning is the issue of Medicaid coverage in the event you need to enter a nursing home or other long term care facility. The sooner you address this contingency the better. We can prepare plans to overcome the five-year lookback rule, to preserve your assets while retaining the right to have Medicaid cover your nursing home expenses. Even if you are on the verge of entering a nursing home, or are already in a nursing home, our experts will assist you in protecting your assets and keeping the most money and assets allowed by law. We have Medicaid Planing Experts and Financial Assistance Experts on our team. We will evaluate your circumstances and take all the steps necessary to get you where you need to be. This includes handling your Medicaid Application, protecting your assets from Medicaid and the Nursing Home, and preventing the Nursing Home from evicting you over financial issues.
Comfort, freedom and life preservation are the keys to a pleasant senior lifestyle. We are here to address your concerns and provide for your legal needs. We know your entitlements under the Nursing Home Act, Patients Bill of Rights and other provisions of New Jersey law. We will help you assert your rights, be it the right to live or the right to die. Self-determination is the key, and the challenge, in a system created and administered for the benefit of medical providers and insurance companies. As you know by now, the fight never ends. An elder and estates lawyer takes up the fight for you and has the tools and knowhow to get you the best result possible.
We provide a pathway out of the forest of legal issues. Our diverse experience enables us to handle a wide range of concerns: from taking on debt collectors to improving credit rating; maximizing Veterans Benefits; providing long-term disability insurance options; forming and dissolving corporations and partnerships; and handling Probate Court matters.