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 […]

Premiums for Medicare Part B will rise by a modest amount in the new year. The average premium for Part B, which covers physician services, outpatient hospital services and medical equipment, will rise to approximately $109 for most retirees, according to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That’s just slightly more […]

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With Black Friday here, bargain shoppers everywhere are enjoying the special offers by retailers to kick off the holiday shopping season. It has been predicted that offline sales this year will hit over $10 billion (that’s billion, with a B!); however, with the option to indulge in sales via the internet, online purchases are expected […]

ADVICE FROM JANIE DE LEON-MALE, CARE COORDINATOR –  ROTHKOFF LAW GROUP While the holiday season is joyous for many people, it can present complications for those who are caregivers of the elderly. Janie De Leon-Male, Director of Care Coordination at Rothkoff Law Group, explains, “People love the holidays but many become overwhelmed when coordinating all of […]

Thinking about long term care can be overwhelming.  Particularly how to get the best care possible and figure out how to pay for it without going broke.  Fortunately, starting early and seeking professional assistance will ease much of this burden. The following are four tips to consider when you start planning early for your long […]