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Contested Guardianships and Mediation

Guardianships typically involve who will control the personal care and finances of a person who is unable to manage their own affairs. Mediation is key.

Mediation and Probate Litigation

Probate contests are unique in a number of ways. The focus of the mediation session is to leave with a full settlement agreement signed by all parties.

Representative Payee for Social Security Benefits

Social Security's Representative Payment Program provides benefit payment management for beneficiaries incapable of managing their SS and SSI payments.

Gifting & Medicaid

Gifting impacts eligibility for long term care services. Medicaid covers long term care costs for those who meet certain financial and medical requirements.

Changes to Veterans Benefits

On June 2018, the VA Mission Act was signed into law. Its purpose is to expand long-term care and post-acute care (LT/PAC) options for veterans.

Social Security Benefits

Any person who has paid into Social Security for at least 10 years qualifies for its benefits. But, what are the options to claim and receive them?

What are the Stages of Dementia

The stages of dementia are fluid. A person may exhibit all or some symptoms. It does not necessarily mean that he/she is incapacitated and needs a guardian.

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act

In 2014, President Obama signed into law The Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act). In January 2016, NJ enacted its version.

Obtaining Access to the Digital Assets

In the context of someone who has died, control over his/her digital assets becomes very important. These items may prove useful to the fiduciary.

Watching Caregivers Via Cameras

The state of New Jersey has been combatting elder abuse by lending cameras to families who hire private caregivers and are concerned about potential abuse.

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