Elder Law

Elder law refers to the broad array of legal issues faced by people in their retirement years. From declaring a last will and testament to planning for nursing home care, the legal team at Capehart Scatchard can provide insightful counsel and solutions to aging clients and their families.

Legal Services

We work with individuals and couples who are nearing retirement age or already enjoying their Golden Years. In many cases, we meet with elderly clients and an adult child who is helping get their affairs in order. Whether you are planning in advance or reacting to a health crisis, we can walk you through your options and legal remedies:

  • Creating or updating a will
  • Advanced estate planning and tax planning
  • Medicaid planning
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Special needs trusts
  • Conservatorship or Guardianship
  • Elder abuse (including financial abuse)
  • Asset Protection

Firm Experience and Highlights

Thomas D. Begley III is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He has practiced in New Jersey for more than 20 years and has conducted many seminars for the public and other lawyers on estate planning, asset protection and elder law matters. All of our elder law attorneys are knowledgeable about this complex and evolving field of law.

  • Thomas D. Begley, III, Chair
  • Yasmeen S. Khaleel
  • Robert S. Lewis
  • Betsy G. Ramos
  • Charles L. Winne