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Special needs trusts can be an important part of an estate plan

When a person in New Jersey has a disabled loved one, they want to ensure that their loved one's medical care needs are met. Sometimes, a disabled individual qualifies for government benefits, but these benefits may not be enough to cover all aspects of their care. Fortunately, there are other ways to set money aside for the care of a disabled loved one.

Long-term care planning can include self-directed at-home care

While some people in New Jersey plan on entering an assisted living facility or a nursing home once they can no longer care for themselves, others wish to remain in their homes, if possible. These days, there are a variety of programs that provide people with long-term care at home, some of which are run by the state.

New Jersey attorneys stand by your side in a Medicaid appeal

A person in New Jersey in need of nursing home care, they may be relying on Medicaid to help finance the care they need. However, it is the unfortunate fact that sometimes a person's initial application for Medicaid is denied, even if they have spent the time to try to develop a strong Medicaid planning strategy. This can be incredibly discouraging, but it does not have to be the end of the story. This is because it is possible to appeal a denied claim for Medicaid benefits.

What elder law documents should one have besides a will?

A person in New Jersey might take the wise step of executing a will, but that is not the only document they should have in their estate planning arsenal. This blog has discussed the importance of including a living will, health care power of attorney and financial power of attorney in one's estate plan. However, there are other elder law documents a person might want to consider drafting, to make sure their estate plan meets their wishes.

Points to consider when making guardianship decisions

Sometimes, as a last resort, a person in New Jersey may have to have a guardian appointed to an adult child who is incapacitated or has special needs. It is essential that, when choosing a guardian, a person does not rush into making a guardianship decision. The following are some points a person might want to consider when selecting a guardian for their special needs child.

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