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Happy Holidays from Shanahan & Voigt, LLC

The attorneys and staff at Shanahan & Voigt, LLC wish you happy and health holidays! Please note that we will be closed at 1 p.m. both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.  We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Zoning Protection under Right to Farm

Right to Farm and Zoning Protection in New Jersey The Right to Farm Act provides protections against unduly restrictive local ordinances that would otherwise not permit certain farming practices.  Put simply, Right to Farm allows certain activities, operations, and site improvements that are otherwise not permitted in the zone, provided

Revocable Living Trust in New Jersey

Revocable Living Trusts are often recommended as a way of transferring assets to loved ones, in lieu of drafting a Last Will and Testament. The benefits of such a Trust are routinely stated: the need to avoid probate, privacy concerns and even avoidance of death taxes. While none of these

Paying Your Child for Caregiving in New Jersey Impermissible?

Payments Made to Child for Caregiving Found Impermissible by New Jersey Medicaid I am often asked if, under the Medicaid rules, a child caregiver can be paid by a parent. New Jersey Medicaid has been very critical of such arrangements. It usually finds such payments to be an impermissible transfer

Designation of a Funeral Agent – What You Need To Know

Your Designation of a Funeral Agent Under the Revised Right to Control Law On July 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed into law the revised, “Right to Control Law”.  This law specifies who can authorize the funeral and disposition of the remains of a deceased person. Previously, the only

Relief for Caregivers – Respite Care Program

The Statewide Respite Care Program Offers Relief for Caregivers The Statewide Respite Care Program offers relief to caregivers who, for many reasons, may need some time away from their caregiving chores. I recently met with JoAnn Leeds, BSN, RN, who is the Program Coordinator of the program in Hunterdon County

Durable Power of Attorney and Bank Disapproval

The Durable Power of Attorney and Bank Disapproval By: Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., Esq. Any good estate planning attorney will have a client prepare a Durable Power of Attorney when preparing a Last Will and Testament.  Elder law attorneys will also urge clients to prepare them, especially for those clients

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