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Clelia’s Caregiving Story

Year: 2016

Clelia’s Caregiving Story

I will be writing periodically from my corner of the world to tell you a little about my life and the struggles I’ve seen as a caregiver. For those who don’t know, I’m a caregiver to my grandmother. My grandmother

What is the difference between owning a home as Tenants in Common and owning a home as Tenants by the Entirety?

Often during an estate planning process, it is often necessary to review the deeds to any real estate our client own in order to determine how assets will pass upon the client’s passing. At this time, clients often ask about

What does it mean to be Medically Eligible for Medicaid?

There are five criteria an individual must satisfy in order to qualify for New Jersey long term care Medicaid for seniors (known as Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports). First, the applicant must be a United States Citizen or

DNR Order versus Living Will

Our dad was hospitalized last month and signed a DNR.   Does he still need a Living Will? Essentially what this individual conveyed is that their father made an extremely important decision without appropriate guidance. Most people understand that “DNR” stands

When To Use A Revocable Living Trust

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what a Revocable Living Trust (RLT) does and doesn’t do.  This post is meant to shine some light on the two main reasons to use a RLT as part of your

What does it mean to be someone’s Agent under a Power of Attorney?

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So someone (principal) appoints you his/her agent under a Power of Attorney (“POA”). You understand the basics that you have been given the authority to handle affairs on the person’s behalf but what exactly does that mean? Are you liable

Who will look out for your best interests?

Healthcare is a business.  Let me repeat healthcare is a business.  Even non-profit entities have a bottom line that allows the business to continue performing services.  Healthcare is especially tricky to navigate because the system involves private pay, insurance reimbursements

Understanding the basics of New Jersey Medicaid’s estate recovery

When an elder law attorney meets with a family for the first time to discuss planning for long term care, most families have a basic understanding of Medicaid’s eligibility requirements, but are not familiar with Medicaid’s right to estate recovery

Focused Professional

As the world becomes more complicated, professional services companies must become more specialized. At Goldberg Law Group, we respect the professional who learns a specific discipline and commits him or herself to the practice of that area. We find that

Think Twice Before Transferring Your Home

Too often I will meet with a family after they have transferred their home without consulting a professional beforehand because they “don’t want the nursing home to take their home.”  While transferring the home, or other assets, will protect those


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