Elder Law Basics

Elder Law in New York and New Jersey is a growing area of law which is commonly misunderstood.  Elder Law is a client-centered area of law. The name “Elder Law” though can be a little deceiving. While many people using the services of an Elder Law Attorney are actually older individuals, Elder Law attorneys help individuals and families of any age who are experiencing the effects of chronic or serious illness or disability.

Creating a Plan for Long Term Care

Elder law attorneys are an invaluable resource for any family creating a plan for long term care.  As an example of illnesses, an Elder Law Attorney may work with people and family members who have suffered from:

  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Dementia

Elder Law Attorneys Provide Financial Strategies

An Elder Law Attorney can help families understand the complex rules for Medical Assistance.  Elder Law also encompasses strategic tax planning through setting up of trusts and designating fiduciary obligations.  Along with establishing trusts and strategic financial planning, an Elder Law Attorney will provide advice on establishing eligibility for criteria for social security retirement or disability benefits as well as survivor benefits and veterans’ benefits.

The best way to find out how an Elder Law Attorney can help you and your family is to contact experienced Elder Law Attorney Elga Goodman today at 973-841-5111.

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