Laura Ergood is an experienced Elder, Trust, & Estate Law Attorney who has been serving clients in South Jersey for over 20 years.
Circumstances change as we age. We start to have new financial challenges, we may decide it’s time to move into a nursing home, an assisted living community, or simply hire some in-home help. Protecting your assets to pay for long term care and to leave to your heirs starts to weigh heavily. Planning for these changes is what Elder Law assistance is for.
The death of a family member can cause many different emotions, and can result in clashes among family. Accomplishing the many necessary tasks can be a burden, including probating the Will, providing notices to heirs, taking inventory of the estate assets, properly valuing the assets, opening an estate bank account, and paying estate bills.
Physical or mental incapacity can cause the inability for you to manage both personal and financial matters. For protection, a guardianship action is appropriate. Usually this occurs when a family member initiates the action. Supporting certifications from two doctors who have personally examined the alleged incapacitated person are necessary.
Laura Ergood, Esq., was recently featured on The Boss Lady, hosted by Bonnie Brooker, which features women who have achieved success and introduces their stories to viewers.
Why Your 18-26-Year-Old May Need Some Estate Planning – HFM Investor Success Podcast
featuring Laura Ergood, Esquire
Parents of 2021 seniors and parents of young adults should listen to this podcast so their child is prepared in the event of an unforeseen emergency or crisis.
Watch Laura on Justice For All
A retired painter, he liked to color and draw and was into cars. His monthly pension payment from the union helped pay the bills. And there was some money in the joint bank accounts held with his older sister with whom he lived in a house they co-owned in Hewitt, a small community perched on Upper Greenwood Lake in West Milford.
Medicaid, Medicare & Long Term Care Planning
Medicaid Spend-downs & Asset Preservation
Asset Protection & Wealth Preservation
Assisted Living & Nursing Home Transition Planning
Assisted Living & Nursing Home Contract Reviews & Negotiations
Estate Planning: Wills, Durable Financial Powers of Attorney & Living Wills
Beneficiary Designation Reviews
Business Succession Planning
Estate & Trust Administration-Probate, Trusts, Estate and Inheritance Tax Return Preparations
Estate Litigation-Probate Litigation, Will Contests, Undue Influence & Lack of Capacity Claims, Lost Wills
Retirement Estate Planning with IRAs
Guardianship & Conservatorships
Powers of Attorney
Special Needs Planning and Trust Creation and Administration
Wills and Trusts
Laura Ergood, Esquire
Why our clients choose us
“Ms. Ergood is extremely knowledgeable in her fields of law. Her attention to detail and thoroughness is exceptional. She is helping with estate planning and trust work and explains very complicated issues pertaining to the Medicaid look-back period etc so well and easy to understand – even for my 85 year old father” – J.D.
“Laura helped us through a lengthy process of creating wills, living wills, and trusts. Many of the decisions my wife and I had to make were complicated and had legal ramifications. Laura patiently explained all of our options (several times). I always found her council to be excellent and I will use her services again.” –
“Laura provided my family with the highest quality legal services in establishing a special needs trust. She was extremely professional and responsive to our needs. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of her expertise.” –
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