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September 2017 Archives

Medicaid planning can be a complex affair

Many elderly people in New Jersey may someday find that they need to enter a nursing home. While admitting you can no longer live independently can be a blow to one's ego, if you can't take care of your daily needs, it may be necessary to seek help.

Consider your options for long-term care planning

Most people in East Hanover enter their retirement years expecting to finally have time to engage in a favorite hobby, travel the world or spend more time with family. However, age will eventually catch up with everyone, and a person may reach a point in their lives where they are no longer physically or mentally able to take care of their daily needs. When this happens, they may need long-term care. However, many long-term care options are quite costly.

Families in New Jersey have options when it comes to guardianship

Sometimes, when a person in New Jersey can no longer handle their own affairs due to mental or physical incapacitation, it is necessary to have someone else manage their affairs for them. Guardianships may be an option, but they should be seen as a last resort, since once a guardianship is established, the incapacitated person loses their basic right to make decisions for themselves. Therefore, it is important for families in New Jersey to understand their options when it comes to guardianship.

Elder law: understanding your duties as successor trustee

When a person in New Jersey creates a trust, they often name a loved one as successor trustee. However, these successor trustees do not always know what to do in their role to formally become the trustee. They may simply ask their loved ones to sign checks so they can pay the bills, or they may take their loved one to the bank and ask to be placed as a signatory on the account. Doing these things informally, however, can lead to problems down the road.

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