New Jersey

Our Client Care Program For Estate Planning Clients

The Client Care Program, now in its seventh year, was created to give our estate planning clients an opportunity to have their Last Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives for Healthcare or Living Wills, and other documents, reviewed in light of present-day law and opportunities. 

Our Client Care Program For Estate Planning Clients2020-04-20T16:13:39-04:00

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse has been defined as an intentional act which creates a serious risk of physical, emotional or financial harm to an elderly person.  The act can be a failure to provide or obtain the care needed by an elderly person, to financial theft or

Elder Abuse2020-04-14T15:58:34-04:00

Guardianship Abuse

Guardianship abuse reports have been in the news repeatedly,  Reports of the guardianship system being used to steal and exploit those unable to help themselves are on the rise. Criticism of “the System”, how one becomes a guardian, and the lack of oversight of

Guardianship Abuse2021-12-07T06:23:23-04:00

Changing The Deed To Your Home

Deeds to real estate, especially for your house, are known to be very important documents.  Many consider changing a deed in order to ensure that their house gets passed to the next generation or some other significant person.  This must be done with some foresight,

Changing The Deed To Your Home2020-04-13T15:01:55-04:00

What is Guardianship?

Guardianship is a legal decision made by a court. The decision made is that a particular person has become incapacitated. He or she can no longer make decisions about him or herself. The Court also appoints a “guardian” to make decisions for the person it

What is Guardianship?2021-12-03T05:30:11-04:00

Identity Theft

Identity theft continues to be a serious problem, and it is one with which we should be very concerned.  Recently, I invited David B. Watts, an experienced private investigator and author, to speak to my firm’s Client Care Program members Data Collection Via Your

Identity Theft2022-02-10T02:11:58-04:00

Facebook: What Should Happen to People’s Online Identity When They Die?

The Facebook “Hard Questions” blog recently addressed the issue of what should happen to people’s online identity when they die. This is a wonderful article expressing the emotional and practical issues surrounding one’s online postings after death and how, at least one company is

Facebook: What Should Happen to People’s Online Identity When They Die?2020-04-14T16:07:52-04:00

Who Has Control Over My Funeral?

“Control over my funeral” is becoming a developing issue in my practice.  Funeral directors have asked me to sign statements that I have such authority when I have buried my wards as a court appointed guardian.  Now, family survivors are disagreeing over the disposition of

Who Has Control Over My Funeral?2020-04-21T15:02:29-04:00

Medicaid and the Five-Year Look Back Period

The Five-Year Look Back, pertains to an application for Medicaid.  Medicaid is a Federal program that is administered by the individual states. Its purpose is to pay the medical bills of the indigent. Medicaid also pays for nursing home care when an elder has less

Medicaid and the Five-Year Look Back Period2020-04-17T17:25:55-04:00

Nursing Home Residents’ Rights in New Jersey

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

Nursing Home Residents’ Rights in New Jersey2020-04-20T16:08:24-04:00

New Jersey Judiciary Launches Volunteer Guardianship Monitoring Program

New Jersey Chief Justice, Stuart Rabner, announced a statewide program to monitor court appointed guardians and their care of the state’s most vulnerable citizens, the elderly and disabled who rely on legal guardians to manage their financial and health-related decisions. The plan calls for volunteers

New Jersey Judiciary Launches Volunteer Guardianship Monitoring Program2020-04-20T15:30:12-04:00

When Caring for Mom and Dad

Being an Elder Care attorney for over fifteen years, I have seen so many people in anguish over caring for their aging parents. Many times, I have heard men and women say, "The pressure is killing me." Most of the time, it is the women

When Caring for Mom and Dad2020-04-21T14:53:12-04:00
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