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Can Caregiver Burnout Be Prevented?

 November 25, 2022
Providing care for an aging relative or loved one is often physical and emotionally challenging. Learn how to recognize the early signs of burnout – and how to prevent it.
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Should I Have a Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Order?

 November 24, 2022
It’s important to include both your health care provider and family members when discussing a living will and the choice to have CPR or do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders.
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Does Hypertension Hasten Cognitive Decline?

 November 23, 2022
A new study suggests hypertension can speed cognitive decline.
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How Do Special Needs Trusts Work?

 November 22, 2022
A special needs trust (SNT) can help you provide financial security to your child after you die without leaving them ineligible for the government benefits that they need to sustain care.
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Could Your Estate Plan Be a Disaster?

 November 21, 2022
We’re all looking to save taxes, court costs, legal fees and ‘make it simple’ for our heirs. A last will and testament is the cornerstone of all estate planning, maybe with a trust.
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There are Ways to Transfer Home to Your Children

 November 18, 2022
Transferring a home to adult children is not quite as easy as giving them the keys and letting them move in. No matter how you do it, the taxman wants his cut, whether through estate and gift taxes or those for property and income, both federal and state.
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Should I Spend Assets, so Spouse’s Nursing Home Stay Is Covered by Medicaid?

 November 17, 2022
My spouse is going to have to move to a nursing home. When spending down assets for the sick spouse to qualify for Medicaid, does it have to be done before sick spouse is sent to a nursing home or can it be done even after the sick spouse is admitted to a nursing home?
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IRS Announces New Lifetime and Gift Tax Exemptions

 November 16, 2022
The Internal Revenue Service Today announced new inflation-adjusted limits for 2023 that will allow well-off individuals to transfer much more to their heirs tax free during life—or at death.
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Who Should I Name as a Co-Trustee?

 November 15, 2022
Unlike a last will and testament, a revocable living trust is effective during your lifetime.
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Probate in New Jersey: What You Need to Know

 November 14, 2022 |
At The Law Firm of Benjamin D. Eckman, we help families navigate the probate process in New Jersey. We understand how overwhelming it can be, but we'll be there every step of the way, answering your questions and helping resolve any problems that arise. If you're facing estate planning or elder law issues in New […]
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1767 Morris Ave., Suite 314
Union, NJ 07083

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73 Mt. View Blvd.,
Wayne, NJ 07470

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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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