Law Offices of Benjamin D. Eckman, Esq.

The Law Firm of Benjamin D. Eckman, with offices in Union, Wayne and Paramus, NJ, provides a broad range of legal services for the elderly, the disabled and their families. Because we concentrate on legal issues facing the elderly and disabled, we are especially sensitive to the stresses that America's confusing estate laws, public benefits laws and health care system can place on our clients and their families.

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Categories of Services

Estate Planning,
Probate & Administration

The Firm assists individuals and families in planning their estates. This includes reducing estate taxes and protecting the estate during life. We prepare Wills designed to reduce or eliminate federal estate taxes, Powers of Attorneys drafted to permit ...

Guardianships &

The Firm represents family members seeking to petition the court to establish guardianship for an incapacitated adult or for a developmentally disabled child who can no longer care for themselves. The Firm has handled complex cases in many ...

Special Needs &
Disability Planning

While government benefit programs such as SSI and Medicaid offer substantial health care coverage, the available cash benefits are minimal. Therefore, the Firm develops, designs and drafts Special Needs Trust, thus preserving the disabled person's eligibility ...

Elder Law, Medicaid
Planning & Applications

The Firm's practice focuses on the special needs of senior citizens. The Firm develops plans to protect a family's assets from nursing home claims. These plans often require qualifying the family for governmental assistance so that the spouse and children ...

Veteran’s Aid &
Attendance Payments

For Veterans or a spouse of a deceased Veteran, you can get assistance in obtaining a monthly check from the Federal Veteran’s Administration. We will assist you in navigating the various conflicting eligibility requirements for Medicaid Planning and Veteran's Planning ...

What is Elder

Whereas the estate planner and accountant help the client plan his or her estate, the Elder Law Practitioner counsels the client on how to live his or her remaining years in dignity ...