May is National Elder Law Month

As The Byrds once sang, “To every thing, there is a season.” Even to elder law! For the last few years, the month of May has officially served as National Elder Law Month, a chance for elder law attorneys all around the country to raise awareness about what we do, why it matters, and how… Read More »

How Many Americans Have an Estate Plan?

We all know we need one, but how many of us follow through? Not enough, that’s for sure. Estate planning is one of procrastination’s favorite victims. Americans continue to neglect their end-of-life preparations, despite growing awareness of how unwise that can be. Sickness and death aren’t the most pleasant topics under the sun, after all…. Read More »

Julianne Moore’s Oscar Sustains Awareness for Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s disease is an unlikely topic for Oscar buzz, but it nevertheless dominated red-carpet chatter this year, as Julianne Moore was an early favorite to win the Best Actress award for Still Alice. Alice is a devastatingly affecting film about a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Moore was universally praised for her unshakeable performance… Read More »

Four Reasons People Put Off Estate Planning

“Have you thought about dying lately?” View image | gettyimages.com That’s the question The Huffington Post asks in a new article about delays in estate planning. Most people’s answer, they guess, is no. After all, it isn’t exactly a pleasant thought on which to meditate. But then someone passes away, and it reminds us how… Read More »

Rutgers Launches a Hotline to Help Dementia Caregivers in New Jersey

Life as a caregiver is tough — especially if you aren’t being paid for it. View image | gettyimages.com Studies show that the majority of America’s healthcare providers are gratuitous. That means they are uncompensated volunteers, usually family members, who assume the tremendous burden of elder care on their own. Caring for any senior is… Read More »