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Lawrence Friedman Receives Distinguished Legislative Service Award


The New Jersey State Bar Association has awarded attorney Lawrence A. Friedman its 2016 Distinguished Legislative Service Award for helping to enact the Uniform Trust Code (“UTC”) in New Jersey.  The Distinguished Legislative Service Award is the Bar Association’s highest honor for noteworthy legislative service while the UTC codifies over … Continue reading


How ObamaCare’s Repeal will Affect People with Disabilities


With the inauguration of President-Elect Trump on Friday, Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, and an open Supreme Court seat, it’s very likely that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will soon be repealed. No one knows quite how this will shake out, or exactly what the ACA will … Continue reading


Special Needs Trusts are now Easier to Create


This past Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the 21st-century Cures Act.  This new law is broad and sweeping, and passed with bipartisan support.  It includes funding for new medical research, Vice President Biden’s “cancer moonshot” program to find a cure for cancer, and, critically for our work, passage of … Continue reading


Medicaid Increases Spousal Asset Limit


If a person applies for long term care Medicaid (such as in a nursing home or assisted living facility), and his spouse still lives independently in the community, then even though the Medicaid applicant must have assets under $2,000, the community spouse may be able to keep some of the couple’s assets.  The … Continue reading


Medicaid Gifts, Look Back Period, and Nursing Home & Assisted Living Long Term Care


Long term care can be provided in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or at home with aides.  While each setting has its advantages and drawbacks, they all have high cost in common.  With care often costing over $10,000 per month long term care could wipe out your life savings.  … Continue reading


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Homepage photo: Cows grazing at Meadowbrook Farm, Bernardsville, NJ by Siddharth Mallya. October 23, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Autumn_Leaves_13.jpg.
Interior photo: Somerset hills pastoral scene by Lawrence Friedman.