The Alguram Law Group has experience with VA benefits planning and special-needs trusts and practices in the areas of estate planning and elder law, including living wills, powers of attorney, conservatorships, guardianships, probate and estate administration. Our New Jersey probate lawyer, Jason Alguram, can give your family peace of mind and help with the process of distributing assets.
Areas of Focus in Estate Planning and Elder Law
Estate planning in New Jersey might involve any number of different estate planning instruments, or it might be as straightforward as a simple will. The specifics of an estate plan vary widely from case to case, and the estate planning attorneys at the Alguram Law Group work hard to develop plans that meet the unique goals and needs of our clients.
Elder law is focused on the legal needs of senior citizens, including tax and benefits planning, health care planning, long-term care and other matters. A Middlesex County estate planning attorney with experience practicing elder law can help a client draft a living will or manage the costs of assisted living.
Our law group represents military veterans seeking Veterans Administration disability benefits. Even people who have had their claims previously denied might be entitled to compensation for injuries connected to, or exacerbated by, their service. Our attorneys might be able to help veterans secure compensation for:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Gulf War Syndrome
- Psychiatric disorders
- Chemical exposure
- Hearing loss
- Injuries related to military service
A special-needs trust is a type of trust that provides for a person who is unable to work due to a physical or mental disability and who receives cash or medical benefits from another source, often the government. This type of trust can be designed to take care of the goods and services that the person needs but generally not food or shelter requirements. Here are some examples of typical special-needs items and services:
- Hobby supplies
- Computers, books or newspapers
- Hygiene needs like nail and hair care
A living will is a planning instrument designed to provide instructions to doctors and other health care professionals regarding end-of-life medical treatment. The document might also be called an advance directive or a directive to physicians. The document can be drafted to state the person’s wishes with as much or as little specificity as the person wants. Living wills are part of many New Jersey estate plans.
Powers of attorney are among the most flexible estate planning instruments and can be designed for many different purposes. They may be used to handle a person’s financial or health care decisions and can last indefinitely or expire after a specified period.
Senior citizens sometimes need lawyers for conservatorships or guardianships. These are effective in situations in which the person is suffering from a disability or an illness and so cannot properly care for themselves, their property or their finances. A power of attorney will often name a conservator or guardian to act on behalf of the person. If there is no power of attorney in effect, the person’s family or friends might ask a court to appoint someone.
Our New Jersey Estate Planning Lawyer
For people in New Jersey who have questions about planning their estate or protecting their rights to benefits, attorney Jason Alguram founder of Alguram Law Group can help. Please contact us at (732) 351-2121. We have experience in the areas of estate planning and elder law in New Jersey, and we’ll work hard to deliver a legal solution for you.
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