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New Jersey Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys

New Jersey Life Care Planning Law Firm

At Norris McLaughlin, we help families facing aging, illness, and disability. We take the time to learn about our clients and tailor our services according to your needs and goals. We then create individualized plans to give you peace of mind. By focusing on our clients’ goals, we help you plan holistically for both the unexpected and the inevitable. We are the only law firm in Northern New Jersey with a team comprised of attorneys, experienced care coordinators, paralegals, and public benefit specialists. Our focus on proactive planning allows our clients to better prepare for the road that lies ahead. We accomplish this through estate planning, asset preservation, and life care planning. We also undertake litigation to ensure our client’s interests are protected.

Since 2003, we have served thousands of clients in the areas of elder law and special needs law. Our group is at the forefront of the new interdisciplinary practice model of life care planning which combines traditional estate planning and asset protection with care coordination and proactive planning. The group is led by Shana Siegel, a certified elder law attorney (CELA), who has the crucial combination of incisive analysis, legal expertise, and compassion that allows her to guide families through stressful times. Norris McLaughlin will provide you with the resources, support, and guidance you need to make decisions with confidence.

Life Care
Planning

Life care planning is a comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges that come from aging, illness or disability. Our firm brings it's expertise to guide and support clients and develop a legal, financial, and care plan to maximize your quality of life.
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Estate
Planning

Legal document websites and do-it-yourself services make creating a will or an estate plan seem like child's play. But the devil is in the details, and our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to ensure your wishes are accurately and appropriately carried out.
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Crisis Planning
& Public Benefits

We address the financial burden of the cost of long term care by advocating for and maximizing our clients' eligibility for government benefits, including Medicaid and Veterans' benefits. We also navigate the complex rules of these programs along with Medicare, Social Security, SSD, and SSI for our clients.
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Special Needs
Advocacy

When a family member has a disability, specialized legal expertise is required. At WanderPolo & Siegel, our goal is to help our clients understand and address the complex legal needs that may arise for individuals with disabilities.
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Estate Administration
& Litigation

We guide clients through the probate process as well as personally administering trusts and estates. Our attorneys also have a special expertise in guardianship, and trust and estate litigation on behalf of vulnerable adults, beneficiaries and fiduciaries.
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Testimonials

“My family and I met with Shana Siegel and a member of her staff, Lori Kayne (Care Coordinator, Social Worker) to help us find the best nursing care unit for my husband. I cannot thank Shana Siegel and her staff enough for seeing us through this emotional time.”

B.C.

Estate Planning Client

“My parents used Norris McLaughlin Elder Care and Special Needs Law to complete their legal affairs over the past few years. When they considered putting their house in a trust, the staff patiently explained the options and allowed them time to consider all of them. I would recommend the firm to anyone who is in the need of estate planning.”

C.M.

Estate Planning Client

“Ms. Siegel visited the home of my parents under difficult circumstances and demonstrated compassion when meeting disabled family members while ensuring the protection of their legal needs. I have nothing but praise and appreciation for Ms. Siegel, her attorneys, paralegals and staff.”

M.C.

Estate Planning Client

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