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How Tax Reform hurts People on Medicaid


Not to get political here, but… I’ve been following President Trump and Republicans’ proposed tax reform with interest.  If you’re also interested, you can read all about it elsewhere, including  how it affects the estate tax, state and local tax deductions for people in high-tax states like New Jersey, etc.  … Continue reading


Are you Worth the Money?


Why should you pay a lawyer to do something that you could do yourself for free? I get asked that question from time to time. And my answer is, you shouldn’t. I certainly wouldn’t. However, there may be good reasons you haven’t considered why you can’t really do it yourself. … Continue reading


Is Medicaid Planning Ethical?


The New York Times recently published a thought-provoking article by Ron Lieber on the ethics of Medicaid planning. The article posed the question of whether it’s ethical to engage in Medicaid planning, to preserve assets for other family members while qualifying for Medicaid to pay for long term care. As … Continue reading


No, you Shouldn’t Put your House in your Kids’ Name to Protect against Nursing home costs


As New Jersey elder care lawyers, we often meet with families that include a loved one who needs long term care, such as in a nursing home. Nursing home are is incredibly expensive, typically ranging between $6,000 per month in lower-cost parts of the country, to as much as $15,000 … Continue reading


Five Reasons why Estate Planning is Important


This is another in a series of guest articles we’ll be posting from attorney colleagues across the country on issues relevant to our readers.  Enjoy! Because we never know what the future holds, it’s important to plan your estate now rather than put it off until later when it might … Continue reading


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