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The Importance of Medical Power of Attorney
The Chamberlain Law Firm

As New Jersey estate planning attorneys, we cannot overemphasize the importance of a medical power of attorney (MPOA). Medical powers of attorney can also be referred to as a “healthcare proxy.” This vital legal document allows you to appoint a trusted individual to make healthcare decisions for you when you are unable to do so.…

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The Executor & Their Responsibilities
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Choosing an executor is one of the most important decisions that a testator (person who drafts a will) has to make. The executor, known in New Jersey as a personal representative, must carry out the deceased’s stated wishes. Executors have other duties, including paying outstanding debts, taxes, and distributing assets to beneficiaries. If you have…

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Small Estate Administration in New York
The Chamberlain Law Firm

As New York probate attorneys, we know that the process of administering an estate can be stressful, time consuming, and potentially costly. Luckily, New York offers a streamlined process for small estate administration, providing an alternative to the standard probate procedure. This specialized approach is not only quicker and more cost-effective but also simpler, making…

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MLTSS Income & Resource Limits for 2024
The Chamberlain Law Firm

As an experienced attorney, I understand how overwhelming the Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) application process can be. In this article, the New Jersey Medicaid attorneys at The Chamberlain Law Firm will explain the MLTSS income & resource requirements. By understanding these requirements, you can determine whether you or a loved one may…

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New Jersey Medicaid: Pre-Planning vs. Crisis Planning
The Chamberlain Law Firm

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services about 70% of today’s adults over 65 years old will require some form of long-term care. Luckily, long-term care can be affordable through New Jersey’s Managed Long-Term Services and Supports program, or MLTSS for short. Applying for MLTSS requires planning to prevent your long-term care…

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In New Jersey, How Long Must An Executor Pay the Estate’s Debts?
The Chamberlain Law Firm

Being named as the executor of an estate can make an already challenging period of grief even more stressful. One of the executor’s duties is to pay the outstanding debts of the estate using the estate’s funds. This is because an individual’s assets and liabilities do not simply vanish after their passing. Rather, their assets…

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Financial Planning With Dementia
The Chamberlain Law Firm

As an experienced New Jersey elder law attorney, I know that navigating the intricate landscape of financial planning with dementia can be daunting, especially when considering the potential challenges and costs of dementia long-term care. However, with the right legal tools and expert guidance, it’s possible to establish a robust plan that not only safeguards…

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Understanding Advance Healthcare Directives
The Chamberlain Law Firm

Ensuring that your wishes are upheld in the event of illness or incapacity is a crucial component of estate planning. Advance healthcare directives are integral tools in safeguarding your ability to manage medical decisions. This is especially so when you are unable to make those decisions yourself. In this article, the New Jersey estate planning…

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Estate Planning Tips for 2024
The Chamberlain Law Firm

As the New Year unfolds, it’s the perfect time for setting goals and planning ahead. Whether you’re just starting on your plan or looking to update it, estate planning is a timely and crucial task for securing your future and that of your loved ones. At The Chamberlain Law Firm, we are committed to guiding…

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