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Ryann M. Siclari

Estate planning Attorney at Trenton, NJ

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Ryann Siclari

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 12 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 12 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ryann

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Born to a military family, Ryann has had the unique experience of living in many places across the country. But to her, Alaska, where she resided for over 13 years, will always be home. In fact, in the Spring of 2008, she received her bachelors of arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A few months later, she unpacked her bags in Delaware and started law school. She graduated with her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, in 2011 from Widener University School of Law. The honors that she accumulated during law school are voluminous and include: being in the top 5% of her graduating class, receiving the Dean’s Award for the most promising graduating student, and Outstanding Service aware for having over 365 hours of community service. In 2011 Ryann was admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Ryann began her practice of law in 2011 at a boutique Social Security and Veteran’s disability firm in Southern New Jersey. Subsequently, in 2012 she relocated to Warren, New Jersey in Somerset County to work with the Augulis Law Firm which specializes in Estate Planning and Elder Law. In an effort to expand her expertise, Ryann obtained her Masters of Law specializing in Elder Law in 2017. Due to her exceptional performance, she received her LL.M. with Distinction.

Ryann’s areas of expertise include Estate and Trust Administration, Medicaid or Long Term Care Planning, Veteran’s Pension Benefits, and Special Needs Planning. In furtherance of her practice area’s Ryann is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, the New Jersey State Bar Association Elder Law Section, and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. Ryann is also on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.

Location

Central Jersey Legal Services
198 West State Street
Trenton, NJ, 08608

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Posted by Barbara | May 29, 2019
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Can't Say Enough Good Things...
I remember sitting in Ryann's office and saying "What if we just get on a plane, go home, and forget about all of this?" We had just lost my brother-in-law, way too young and totally unexpectedly. He left no final wishes, no trust, no will, a business and many loose ends. It was so overwhelming, we didn't know where to begin. We lived in Arizona, while my brother-in-law lived in NJ, so that made everything even more daunting. Now that I think of it, once we hired Ryann, we really did get on a plane and go back home and we left everything in her capable hands while we dealt with the grief of losing our family member. She took care of EVERYTHING... from clearing out and selling his home, making sure to ship us things of sentimental value, sorting out accounts, taking care of the all the taxes, etc. All the while, she would keep in touch and let me know that status of everything. Ryann is extremely knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. Hiring her was the best decision I could have made in the midst of this awful situation. Without her, I don't know what we would have done.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2018
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Great attorney
After consuting with a few attorneys regarding my mom's Medicaid application, I hired Ryann and I am glad I chose this lawyer. Ryann was knowledgable, compassionate,responsive, honest and very helpful during the entire process. The Medicaid application requires a voluminous amount of information and can be very overwhelming but Ryann kept everything on track and kept me well informed along the way.
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Posted by Leo | June 7, 2018
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Estate / trust updates and administration
When my wife suddenly passed away in 2017, our Trust written in 2004 had to be updated in several areas. Ryann diligently studied our Trust documents and proposed specific actions for updates and revisions. Examples include retitling of assets, consolidation of financial accounts, transfer of assets not previously included in the Trust, preparation and filing of Federal and State estate inheritance tax forms, notifications of all beneficiaries and heirs in law designated in my wife's Will. Ryann expertly and systematically executed the entire program and provided an invaluable guidance to me as trustee on how to handle many specific issues of the estate. Without her expertise, knowledge of the estate law and sound advise, I wouldn't be to perform my duties as trustee of our estate. Ryann was very responsive to all my queries and promptly addressed any issues. As a result, all my estate matters were resolved efficiently. I'm very grateful that Ryann was my attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2018
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Medicaid Application
I used this attorney when applying for Medicaid assistance for my mother. Any one that has gone through this process knows the mountain of records that is required to be submitted when the application is filed. Ryann was quite familiar with the process and requested from me all the pertinent financial records, asset information, and personal records needed. I worked quite well with Ryann, she was very thorough and the process went smoothly. After the Medicaid approvals were obtained, I also hired Ryann when the first yearly follow up to the Medicaid approval process had to filed. I was very pleased with all the work that Ryann had done for me, and would have no concerns about using her for any future services that are in her area of legal expertise.
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Posted by Theresa | January 11, 2018
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Highly recommended for expert estate planning legal guidance
We came to Ryann at a difficult time, after the death of a parent, when we needed to figure out how to handle a very complex estate, a living trust, and elder care situation with a surviving parent in need of care. Ryann walked through the existing Trust, explaining what it meant and exactly what needed to be done to handle the estate and move assets to the Trust. Ryann helped us with the Power of Attorney for the surviving parent as well as update of the documents. Ryann was very knowledgeable and helped us understand how to execute all of the steps necessary for the estate and managing assets to move to the Trust. Ryann handled probate, the retitle of the residence, the creation of a medicaid planning trust, for which she also provided expert legal advice. She easily handled the estate taxes, which were also very complicated, and explained very clearly what was documented and what it meant to the estate. Ryann also recommended other lawyers for 2 situations that required special handling, for which she felt others could better serve us. I think she is an outstanding lawyer, who is very thorough and truly helpful and able to work on even the most complex and trying estates.
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Posted by Susan | January 10, 2018
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Invaluable expertise!
My parents first began using the firm Ryann is with years ago. When they passed Ryann was there to assist my sister and I with the estate. Her knowledge and professionalism were only surpassed by her caring and support. I can not imaging navigating through all the paperwork without her. She was available whenever we had a question and took the time to explain each procedure so we were never signing anything we didn’t fully understand. I would highly recommend Ryann for whatever legal advice is needed.
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Education

  • Stetson Unviersity College of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2017
  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Alaska - Fairbanks
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Associations

  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

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Elder law Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
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Trenton Estate planning Lawyer Ryann M. Siclari
Ryann M. Siclari
Estate planning Attorney
Trenton, NJ
Licensed for 12 years