Today, individuals, couples, families and small business owners are faced with numerous challenges. How can I plan for my financial future? Will my loved ones be secure when I pass away? What will happen to my business if I decide to retire, suffer an illness or injury, or die unexpectedly? By enlisting the services of a compassionate and knowledgeable estate planning attorney, you will have peace of mind knowing your interests will be protected.
Conveniently located in Morristown, E.A. Goodman Law, LLC is one of the premier elder law and estate planning firms serving clients throughout the state of New Jersey. Our services range from planning small estates to complex planning for high net-worth individuals. We also design succession planning strategies for clients who run closely held businesses and professional practices.
We are highly regarded as estate planning and elder law attorneys who provide caring, efficient service. Through the years, clients have often turned to us during life’s transitions and challenges, knowing that they will be treated with dignity and respect. Unlike some estate planning attorneys, our practice is not merely about preparing forms and documents. We take the time to get to know our clients and understand their objectives. Whether we are drafting a will, planning for a loved one with special needs, or helping a business owner choose a successor, we aim to deliver an exceptional client experience.
When an adult, due to illness, advanced old age or developmental disability is not able to take care of himself — a substitute decision maker is needed to manage the person’s legal, financial and medical affairs. If the individual does not have a valid general durable…
Well-versed in the applicable trusts and estate laws, we design strategies that can help minimize estate tax consequences, avoid probate, protect your assets from creditors, or leave a charitable legacy. Above all, we work to make sure your wishes are carried out.
There are also special circumstances that may arise and require our guidance, such as the need to arrange for the care of a child or adult who is incapable of caring for him/herself. Our highly skilled guardianship attorneys will work closely with you to make the necessary arrangements. We understand that placing a loved one in a guardianship is a difficult decision steeped in complex emotions. We will patiently guide you through the process knowing that your ultimate concern is the well-being of your loved one.
At E.A. Goodman Law, LLC, we have extensive knowledge of the rules and procedures of probate matters. We provide guidance to executors and estate administrators throughout this court-supervised process and also assist trustees with the complexities of administering New Jersey trusts.
Are you aware that executors and trustees have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries and can be held liable in the event of mistakes or misdeeds? This is why it is crucial to work with a reputable probate and trust administration attorney. We know that managing the affairs of a deceased loved one can be an emotional challenge when you are coping with a serious loss. Our objective, yet compassionate, insights can help you avoid the pitfalls of administering an estate.
Today, many elders and their families must come to terms with the high cost of long-term care. Many believe that Medicare will cover the costs of skilled care provided in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. This federal program, however, only covers limited services on a short-term basis. Given the fact that the cost of long-term medical care is exorbitant, it is crucial to plan ahead and protect your life savings.
At E.A. Goodman Law, LLC we help clients develop long-term care plans that consider the related financial concerns. We provide advice on an array of elder care issues such as healthcare planning with advanced medical directives, long-term care planning, selecting the right long-term care or assisted living facility, maintaining eligibility for public benefits (Medicaid, SSI), conservatorships and guardianships, special needs trusts, and asset protection.