A Complimentary Presentation by: Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., Esq. New Jersey Attorney at Law, Concentrating in Estate Planning and Elder Law June 9, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Hunterdon County Senior Center, Route 31 County Complex 4 Gauntt Place, Building # 1, Flemington NJ 08822 (908)788-1359 Passing on personal possessions is an issue for everyone! Owners of…

By: Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., Esq. Community Care Retirement Communities Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRC’s, have become very popular in New Jersey and elsewhere. CCRC’s offer seniors a place to live with services that will automatically adjust as care needs change over time. A new resident is required to pay an entrance fee of several…

Elder law has become an increasingly important practice area because more people are living longer. The practice of elder law involves the following: Estate planning Disability planning Arranging for care, Social Security, and retirement benefits Long-term care insurance Long-term care planning Medicaid Healthcare directives Nursing home issues Protection against elder abuse Other concerns of older…

By: Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., Esq. Nursing home residents rights–they do have them. People do not lose their rights merely because their place of residence has changed to a nursing home. New Jersey law sets a list of rights for nursing home residents. The nursing home administrator will provide residents with written notice of those rights…

Having a Durable Power of Attorney is Highly Recommended A Durable Power of Attorney is one of the three important documents you should have. Aside from your Last Will and Testament and an Advance Directive for Health Care (“Living Will”), the Power of Attorney is an essential part of an estate plan. Unlike your last…

COMMITTEE ON THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW Appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey   OPINION 53 Issued by UPLC May 16, 2016 Non-Lawyer Medicaid Advisors (Including “Application Assistors”) and the Unauthorized Practice of Law The Committee received an inquiry concerning permissible and impermissible activities of non-lawyer Medicaid advisors, including so-called “Application Assistors.” Inquirer…

This article has been a long time coming. I have thought about writing it many times, but stopped myself. But, I can’t take it anymore. The Banks are driving us crazy. It’s not all banks. It’s just the very large, national banks. The guys that we are told are “too big to fail”. Yeah, those…

In order to be approved for Medicaid benefits in 2016, an individual can have no more than $2199 in monthly income. This includes Social Security, pension and other monthly income. Many times, particularly when a widow or widower collects their spouse’s Social Security, the individual’s monthly income exceeds the monthly income cap. In New Jersey,…

The “Hook” That Is Offered To You By The Nursing Home Upon the admittance of a loved one to a care facility, a discussion of payment for services will take place.  The nursing home will let you know when your loved one’s money is likely to run out, and when you should apply for Medicaid…

Caregivers of elderly parents often experience a parent who routinely makes donations to every charity or cause sending a mailing or who solicits on the phone. It becomes a big problem when an elderly parent gives away thousands of dollars when they are themselves in need of money. It is difficult to end this activity…