The Law Offices of Wenarsky and Goldstein, LLC: Your Elder Law Attorney, New Jersey

Planning for the future in New Jersey? The Law Offices of Wenarsky and Goldstein, LLC is your elder law attorney, offering compassionate guidance. Call us today.

Elder Law Lawyer, New Jersey

With an aging population coupled with financial and medical systems that become increasingly confusing each year, it can be challenging to deal with the many issues that arise when people get older. Legal issues can be complicated and overwhelming for those unfamiliar with the legal system. When preparing wills, long-term care planning, or preparation for probate, having the proper legal representation can be critical. 

Elder law issues can be emotionally challenging. Elder law attorneys from the Law Offices of Wenarsky & Goldstein, LLC approach every case with empathy and compassion, ensuring you and your family receive the support you deserve. 

What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

As per the National Elder Law Foundation, certified elder law attorneys:

  • Evaluate your circumstances to assist them in drafting wills, estates, trusts & guardianshipdocuments.
  • Play an instrumental role in planning for long-term care needs.
  • Assist in determining the appropriate method to appoint an agent through powers of attorney. If an incapacitated person has not designated a power of attorney, New Jersey elder law attorneys will collaborate with the court to appoint a guardian or conservator.
  • Offer legal advice and advocate for the interests of their clients. Their knowledge of older adult issues and experience with emotionally sensitive topics also make them reliable and helpful resources for family members.

Types of Elder Law Issues

Elder Law services is a broad category that includes long-term care planning, estate and financial planning, guardianship, conservatorship, and probate.

Common elder law matters for people over the age of 65 and their families involve:

  • Health care directives
  • Medicaid eligibility, planning, and advocacy
  • End-of-life decisions
  • Estate administration and planning, asset protection, tax issues
  • Financial planning and government benefits
  • Incapacitation and guardianship decisions
  • Preparation to avoid probate issues
  • Veteran benefits

How Does Elder Law Work?

Many laws and regulations govern legal issues that affect seniors. Such laws and regulations require an understanding of the impacts of aging, which could make you or your loved ones more physically and financially vulnerable. Attorneys who practice law in New Jersey for the benefit of seniors address the various decisions and circumstances that arise later. Elder law also deals with how your New Jersey estate plan will be executed after death.

New Jersey elder law is a complex area that involves knowledge of many types of national and state laws as follows:

Estate Planning Laws

Estate planning encompasses preparing for the management and distribution of your assets upon your passing. It involves adherence to various laws, such as those validating living wills and determining estate taxation. Additionally, estate planning navigates the regulations governing trusts and their impact on asset ownership and control.

Probate Laws

Probate laws play a crucial role in estate planning, overseeing the distribution of assets following one’s passing. Elder law attorneys practice navigating these complex legal matters. Whether drafting a will, establishing a trust, creating healthcare directives, or granting power of attorney, these tasks require precise attention to detail. Given the potential pitfalls and financial implications, seeking guidance from experienced New Jersey elder law lawyers, such as those at the Law Offices of Wernarsky & Goldstein, LLC, can be essential for sound estate planning.

Guardianship Laws

Elder law attorneys have to be well-versed in guardianship laws, which pertain to the appointment of legal guardians to represent and protect the interests of individuals suffering from incapacity or disability. These laws ensure that vulnerable elderly individuals receive proper care and support when they are unable to make decisions for themselves due to mental or physical limitations.

Veteran Benefits and Laws

Understanding veteran benefits and laws is essential for elder law attorneys to advocate for elderly clients who have served in the military. These laws encompass various benefits, including healthcare, pensions, disability compensation, and long-term care services. Elder law attorneys help veterans navigate the complexities of these programs to ensure they receive the benefits they are entitled to for their service.

How an Elder Law Attorney Can Help You

Proper estate planning is essential to protect and distribute your assets according to your wishes. A certified elder law attorney from the Law Offices of Wenarsky and Goldstein, LLC can help you with:

  • Wills and Trusts: Drafting and updating wills and trusts ensures assets are passed on to your loved ones as intended.
  • Power of Attorney: Appointing a trusted individual to make necessary financial and health decisions in the event of your incapacitation.
  • Advance Healthcare Directives: Outlining your healthcare preferences and appointing a healthcare proxy to make medical decisions.
  • Evaluating Care Options: Understand the various available long-term care options and choose the one that best suits your needs.
  • Financial Planning: Developing a financial strategy to cover long-term care costs without exhausting your resources.

Moreover, guardianship may become essential when individuals lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves. Our services extend to initiating and overseeing legal proceedings to establish guardianship as needed. Additionally, we represent the interests of elderly or incapacitated individuals throughout guardianship.

Trust Us to Handle Your Elder Law Issues!

At Law Offices of Wenarsky & Goldstein, LLC, we recognize the complexities that aging brings and the importance of preparing for the future. Our team of dedicated elder law attorneys is devoted to assisting seniors and their families in navigating the intricate legal challenges often accompanying later stages of life.

With extensive experience in elder law, we deeply understand the distinct legal hurdles senior citizens encounter. Over the years, we have successfully represented numerous clients in various elder law matters.

We take the time to understand your individual needs and circumstances, crafting legal solutions tailored to align with your objectives and values, providing you with peace of mind.

Whether you require assistance with estate planning, long-term care, guardianship, or any other elder law issue, we have the experience and insight to guide you through every phase. Reach out to us today to schedule a confidential consultation and discuss how we can address your unique needs effectively.

Call the Law Office of Wenarsky & Goldstein

At the Law Offices of Wenarsky & Goldstein, LLC, our New York and New Jersey attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in bankruptcy, estate planning and probate, guardianship, special needs planning, and real estate law. To learn more about how we can assist you with your legal needs, call us today at 973-453-2838.