New Jersey Elder Law Lawyer

Elder Law Attorney · New Jersey

Our attorneys are aware of the most recent developments in federal and state laws regarding Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

At the Law Offices of Nancy M. Rice, our elder law attorneys serve clients throughout southern New Jersey with estate planning focused on preserving the highest degree of financial independence and the highest quality of life possible for the elderly and those with special needs. Contact our Cherry Hill or Linwood office to speak with a lawyer about planning for yourself or a family member.

Elder Law Overview:

When Nancy Rice began her career as a lawyer in 1986, the field of elder law had just begun to evolve. Estate planning attorneys who generally prepared wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and handled probate, guardianships and will contests began to realize a need to plan for elder care — the long-term "custodial" care of aging clients. The increasing costs of end-of-life care and the increased lifespan of our nation's older residents necessitated the development of a field of law that could effectively plan estates in order to assure that clients received the best care possible. Now that New Jersey has elminated the State Estate Tax effective January 1, 2018, a focus on long-term care planning is becoming even more prevalent.

Nancy M. Rice is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) pursuant to the requirements of the National Elder Law Foundation. In order to serve our clients with the highest quality of counsel possible, our firm focuses on this complex area of law.

Until a crisis strikes, many people are unaware that Medicare and most private health insurance policies do not cover much of the costs of care defined as "custodial." This comes as a major shock to people who then realize that they can only qualify for Medicaid benefits if their estates are largely depleted.

If you, your spouse or your aging parents are considering the need for home care, assisted living or nursing home care, you should consult an elder law attorney to help formulate a financial plan to ensure that long-term care expenses can be paid, while still preserving the assets that you or your parents worked so long to build. Contact the Elder Law Offices of Nancy M. Rice in either Cherry Hill or Linwood, New Jersey.

Our three-attorneys are extremely competent and experienced in estate planning, tax planning and long-term care planning services; as well as probate and guardianship services to clients throughout southern New Jersey. If you or someone you care about is facing probate, estate planning or long-term care issues, an elder law attorney at our firm will take the time to get to know you before determining your needs. Contact our southern New Jersey elder law offices in either Cherry Hill or Linwood.