Neal Howard, Host, opened the wide ranging conversation which covered elder law, the different types of long term care needed by seniors and the severely disabled, the financial issues concerning paying for care, including possible government benefits, and more. They touched on when families and individuals should start planning for long term care and what to expect as the aging process continues to evolve. Yale elaborates, “The best time to speak to an elder law attorney is when an aging family member initially gets a diagnosis. This is just a starting point. Of course, it is never too late to contact an elder law attorney and find out what the options are.”
They also discussed the differences between elder law and estate planning, and how each practice is relevant. Laurie stated, “Estate planning answers the question “what happens when you die”. Elder and disability planning addresses the question “what happens if I live, become ill and need long term care and then I die.”
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Yale S. Hauptman, founding partner, Hauptman & Hauptman, PC., is licensed both in New Jersey and New York. His practice is focused on elder, estate, and special needs law. He has personally helped thousands of families plan for the complicated and emotional journey through the long-term care process. Yale writes and speaks extensively on elder, estate and special needs law topics, has been featured in both local and national media and has been quoted in print and digital media outlets. Additionally, Yale presents elder law topics to legal, financial, insurance and health care professional organizations as well as to the general public. He is also a published author of an eldercare book entitled, “Be Nice To Me-I Pick Your Nursing Home.” Yale teamed up with his partner and wife, Laurie A. Hauptman, Esq., and nationally acclaimed speaker and financial advisor, Don Quante, for his book, “Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home”, a consumer’s real-life hands-on guide to long-term care, including Medicaid eligibility, Veterans benefits, and new ways to “self-fund” your care without going broke. For more information on Yale, please visit https://prn.to/2FKvlSa.
Laurie A. Hauptman is a partner at Hauptman & Hauptman, PC. She is a New Jersey and New York licensed attorney who has concentrated her practice on estate, elder and special needs law for over 20 years. Additionally, Laurie is a Department of Veterans Affairs’ accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits. She has been intrinsically involved with helping thousands of families navigate the circuitous and emotional journey through the long-term and special needs process. Laurie was a trial attorney in a litigation firm before joining forces with her husband, Yale. Her courtroom experience is essential to handling the firm’s court work, including guardianships, conservatorships and special needs trusts. Civically and community minded, she is a member of the United Way Caregivers Coalition Steering Committee, Co-Chairperson of the Elder and Disability Law Committee of the Essex County Bar Association and a frequent lecturer on estate, special needs and elder law planning topics. For recent media outreach and/or additional information on Laurie, please visit https://prn.to/2YhRCPd.
Founded in 1995, Hauptman & Hauptman, PC, offers a hands on approach to Elder law. Your legal matter will be handled with attention and care. For more information, please contact 973.994.2287 or visit http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/
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