Watching a parent, grandparent or other loved one advance in age or experience health issues is difficult. No one wants to see it happen, yet it happens to everyone. When people are going through it themselves, they may put off seeking out caregiving services as they want to maintain their independence. Sometimes it takes someone else stepping up an saying caregiving support is needed. New Jersey residents can learn to recognize the signs that care support is needed and help their loved ones get the assistance they need and set up the elder law protections they require.
Planning your estate is an important responsibility. Whether you are young or old, single or married, wealthy or not, planning for the future is imperative. Your estate is a major part of this. If you are dealing with somebody else's estate, you will see just how important it is to have a clearly defined plan in place. Poor planning can leave the door open to contestation and other potential legal conflicts.
Trust documents are usually pretty iron clad. That being said, those who disagree with the terms of a trust may question the trust document by contesting it in a New Jersey court. If you wish to pursue estate litigation over a trust, you may need to prepare yourself for a long legal battle.
No parent in New Jersey or elsewhere wants to bury his or her child; unfortunately, it happens all too often. In another state, a woman lost her son after he died at a mental health hospital. His loss of life resulted in a civil rights lawsuit being filed and a $1.4 million settlement being issued to his estate. This has sparked estate litigation between his parents.
A former employee of Millennium Memory Care located in Holmdel has been arrested and charged with elder abuse. When New Jersey residents place their loved ones in care facilities, they should be able to do so knowing that they will be taken care of, not hurt by those placed over their care. Unfortunately, that did not happen in this case. An elder law attorney can help the victim and her family seek compensation for their losses.
Numerous marriages end in divorce every year. When going through the dissolution process, there is a lot on one's plate. Thinking about estate planning is probably the last thing on anyone's mind at such a time. While it may not seem high on the priority list, there are some estate planning modifications New Jersey residents may want to consider making during the divorce process or shortly after their divorces are finalized.