Library Hosts Seminar On Elder Law, Special Needs & Disability Planning

UNION — Attorney at Law, Benjamin D. Eckman, will conduct a seminar on “Elder Law, Special Needs & Disability Planning” at the Union Public Library on Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to this admission-free program but seating is limited.

This unique interactive seminar is designed to answer the many complicated questions regarding recent law changes and requirements for effective estate planning. The following educational topics will be discussed at the seminar:

What five documents each New Jersey resident should have.

  • How to make sure your assets pass to your family members, properly & intact.
  • How to manage your assets if you become incapacitated during your lifetime.
  • How to protect your hard earned assets from possible future nursing home care.
  • How to plan your estate to minimize Federal and NJ estate and inheritance taxes.
  • How you can benefit from a revocable living trust.
  • How the income only trust may protect your assets from nursing home care.
  • How to protect, arguably your biggest asset, your home, by utilizing the deed with a life estate remainder planning technique.
  • How to protect your parents’ assets as well as your own.
  • How a special needs trust is utilized to preserve a disabled individual’s governmental benefits.
  • What is probate and how to minimize it.

Benjamin Eckman received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, maintains a legal practice in Union and Paramus, and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law.

To RSVP, call the library at 1-908-851-5452. The Union Public Library is located at 1980 Morris Avenue in Union.

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