As a parent and a practicing attorney, I love the New Year’s season, which brings along with the hats, horns and glittery ball dropping in Time’s Square, the opportunity to reflect on what worked well during the past year, and to plan for the future.  In the coming days, set aside some time to consider […]

Jerry Rothkoff was privileged to have an article written about his evolution as an elder law attorney and the life care planning practice model in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) News  to be published this month.  Jerry wishes to thank Amy Acheson, Esquire, the author of the article.  You can read the article at […]

Join us in 2017 – Registration Now Open With 2017 already under way we are proud to announce our 2017 Professional Seminars. As many local caregivers and professionals know, the Rothkoff Law Group hosts a series of free educational seminars for CEU, continuing education credits. This year we are proud to welcome back 4 topics […]

We want to thank all of our clients, their families, and professional friends and colleagues who have made our elder care firm seminars so successful by attending our Professional and Caregiver Seminar Series over previous years.  We are proud to announce our 2017 seminar series for long term care professionals and caregivers.  We will continue to offer continuing […]

On January 1, many of us find ourselves joining our friends and family in making a New Year’s Resolution.  According to Nielsen the top new year’s resolution is to get fit or physically healthier. Also, about half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% succeed. With the New Year comes an opportunity to […]

We are proud to announce that Melanie Kaplan has joined our office as an associate attorney in our Cherry Hill, New Jersey office.  Melanie Kaplan began her career in Elder Law as a law clerk for a local firm, and upon her graduation from Rutgers University-Newark, she realized this was the area of law she […]

2017 Elder Law Numbers The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payments for 2017: Basic Part B premium: $109.00/month (was $104.90 in 2016) Part B deductible: $183 (was $166 in 2016) Part A deductible: $1,316 (was $1,288 in 2016) Co-payment for hospital stay days 61-90: $329/day […]

The upcoming holiday season after experiencing the loss of a loved one can be difficult, especially for the first few years.  It is important to honor the memory of your lost family member while also still enjoying the holidays with your family and friends.  In my family, we keep these memories alive through simple traditions […]

Life’s Bucket List

December 16, 2016 Blog

John Lennon once said “life is what happens when you are busy making other plans”. Nearly four years ago my father-in-law finally retired after a long career as an electrical lineman, most of it spent working outdoors, and in all kinds of weather. Many hours of overtime went along with this to pay the tuitions […]

On December 7, 2016, the U.S. Senate approved the 21st Century Cures Act (H.B. 34) that is expected to be signed into law by President Obama shortly. Significant to disabled individuals, this legislation includes the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, which finally rights what has long been considered an error in prior law regarding establishment of First-Party Special Needs Trusts for disabled […]

On occasion, we are referred a potential client from social services of a local nursing home or assisted living community who has no immediate family or friends who can assist the resident.  In some cases, our elder care law firm, in essence, becomes the resident’s “family”.  We regularly visit the senior at home, in an assisted living […]

November is often known as a time of reflection and gratitude. This month our team spent time supporting our professional partners at happy hours, events and seminars. Keep an eye out next month for our upcoming 2017 calendar of events for Caregiver Professionals and for updates in elder law as 2017 quickly approaches. The Rothkoff […]