A graduate of Georgetown University and Seton Hall Law School, Ms. Dougherty has... more
A graduate of Georgetown University and Seton Hall Law School, Ms. Dougherty has practiced law for more than 22 years. After serving 10 yearswith Morris County Prosecutor's Office, as chief assistant prosecutor in their Family Court squad,and thereafter as a NJ Deputy Attorney General , she opened her law offices in 2004. Her practice focuses primarily on juvenile, domestic violence, municipal ... view profile
Academics: Julie earned her undergraduate degree from the State University of New... more
Academics: Julie earned her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York- College at Fredonia,summa cum laude, in 1996 and earned her Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law- Camden in 1999. Professional Experience: Upon earning her law degree, Julie served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable John Tomasello, J.S.C., Gloucester County, Family Part, from 199... view profile
Following my passion to guiding and advising seniors and their families to protect... more
Following my passion to guiding and advising seniors and their families to protect their assets and become informed of end-of-life decisions, I take pride in helping make positive change in people's lives. Death, dying, and caring for loved ones is never easy but I work every day to bring about a greater understanding of the processes involved and how to avert problems which typically arise fro... view profile
Richard A. Luthmann, the Founder of The Luthmann Law Firm , is admitted to practice... more
Richard A. Luthmann, the Founder of The Luthmann Law Firm , is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Luthmann is also pastVice President of the world-famous Old Blue Rugby Football Club .
As a young child, my grandparents were very involved in my life. After moving to New... more
As a young child, my grandparents were very involved in my life. After moving to New Jersey at age 2, we continued, for many years, to return to Brooklyn on weekends to visit both sets of grandparents. My paternal grandfather died when I was 12 and my Israeli grandmother, Imma, alternately lived with her 4 children for several years, until settling permanently with us. My maternal grandparents ... view profile
Valerie A. Powers Smith has over sixteen years of experience in the field of special... more
Valerie A. Powers Smith has over sixteen years of experience in the field of special needs and disability law including the following highly specialized practice areas: health care insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, special needs trusts, trust administration, estate planning & administration, guardianships, and accessing federal and state government di... view profile
.Laurie Hauptmanis a graduate of SUNY Binghamton (B.A. 1986) and Hofstra Law School (... more
.Laurie Hauptmanis a graduate of SUNY Binghamton (B.A. 1986) and Hofstra Law School (J.D. 1989). For 8 years she was a trial attorney at a personal injury law firm before joining forces with Yale in 1998. Lauries courtroom experience is essential to her role handlingthe firmscourt work, including guardianships, conservatorships and special needs trusts. Laurie and Yaleare the proud parents of ... view profile
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.