Elder Law, Trust & Estate and Special Needs Law Firm

serving Southern New Jersey


5 Crooked Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Elder Law, Trust & Estate and Special Needs Law Firm

serving Southern New Jersey


5 Crooked Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Laura Ergood is an experienced Elder, Trust, & Estate Law Attorney who has been serving clients in South Jersey for over 20 years.

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Elder Law

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.

Estate Admininstration

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

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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.

Practice Areas

Elder Law

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

Incapacity Planning

Retirement Estate Planning with IRAs

Guardianship & Conservatorships

Legacy Planning

Pet Trusts

Powers of Attorney


Special Needs Planning and Trust Creation and Administration

Wills and Trusts

Laura Ergood, Esquire

On June 11, 2020 The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), New Jersey Chapter, appointed Laura L. Ergood, Esq., (Cherry Hill) as President effective July 2020

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.” –
– T.C.

“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.” –
– L.G.

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