At FriedmanLaw our overriding aim is to help you realize your goals by applying the experience we've gained in over twenty-five years working with New Jersey and New York families. You need a lawyer, but why use our firm? It's a fair question, a decision not to be made lightly. Visit our website SpecialNeedsNJ.com for more detailed information and our blog at SpecialNeedsNJ.com/blog for up to the minute information.
For over 25 years FriedmanLaw has helped families use the law to realize their goals. Since 2006, attorney Lawrence A. Friedman has been named to New Jersey Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters and long has held Martindale Hubbel's highest peer review rating of AV- Preeminent. We work hard to speak clearly in language non-lawyers understand and strive to provide quality legal work at a fair price. We are very proud that referrals from clients and other lawyers are our largest source of new business.
Because the law is specialized and complex, we practice primarily in several related core areas-- special needs planning and trusts, elder law, Medicaid & Medicare, developmental disabilities, Social Security Administration [including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD)], guardianships, wills, trusts, estates, powers of attorney, health care directives, and tax.
FriedmanLaw can help with the following:
- Preserve savings against nursing home and other long term care cost
- Avoid impoverishment when a spouse needs nursing home or other long term care
- Compare options to obtain long term care in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or private home and pay via Medicaid, long term care insurance, or otherwise
- Evaluate and negotiate nursing home, assisted living facility, continuing care retirement community, and other contracts
- Draw wills and trusts that minimize taxes, direct assets to desired beneficiaries, and protect children of prior marriages from being disinherited by a surviving spouse
- Administer a loved one's estate
- Use special needs trusts to maintain disability benefits when settling a malpractice or other personal injury claim or developing an estate plan
- Obtain quality special education and transition upon graduation
- Obtain Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) housing and other benefits
- Qualify for Medicaid, Global Options, home care, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, Social Security Disability (SSD), housing assistance (Section 8 and other aid), and other programs &
- Use powers of attorney, health care directives, and guardianships to allow loved ones to make decisions when mental faculties decline and seek Medicaid to fund care