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Elder Law

The Gloucester County elder law attorneys at Puff & Cockerill in Woordbury, NJ understand that elder law is not merely, focused on the needs of families and individuals as they age. Elder law planning is the process of addressing legal, financial and medical concerns through comprehensive planning for present and future healthcare and financial needs.

Elder Law is a growing area, as the core of the baby-boomer generation ages. With an increase in the population of elder individuals, elder abuse has correspondingly increased. As we age, we become physically and mentally vulnerable. Elderly individuals are susceptible and often targeted by family members, caregivers, fiduciaries and criminals. At Puff and Cockerill, we have experienced attorneys in elder and estate planning law that can help prevent, protect, and stop elder abuse.

Elder Law and Planning

The key being prepared with a plan that addresses the inevitable issues in accordance with the individual and families desires.

The operative word throughout the elder law and estate planning process is “planning.” Plans create stability and assurances. As we age, we want to make sure that things go according to plan. By that, we want to know with certainty, for instance, that my daughter will make my medical decisions for me in the event of my incapacity. Or, that my house will be left to my children, free of debt, if I pass away suddenly.

elder lawWithin the rubric of elder law, there are a myriad of issues. Among these issues are:

  • Estate Administration
  • Undue Influence
  • Misappropriation of Assets
  • Long-Term Care
  • Estate Planning
  • Social Security Planning and Benefits
  • Insurance Issues
  • Medical Coverage
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Probate Litigation
  • Financial Abuse
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Special Needs Planning

To schedule a consultation with one of our Gloucester County elder law attorneys, please call our office (856) 845 – 0011 or email us.

Message to Our Clients Amid Coronavirus OutbreakWe are open for business

Given the current circumstances associated with the coronavirus outbreak, we are providing an update of our operations. We are open for business.  To ensure the safety of our employees and clients, we have a skeleton crew of essential staff at our Woodbury Office, with the remaining attorneys and staff available for remote operations.

We remain available by phone and email as normal.  Our attorneys and staff working remotely have full access to our computer systems.  While we cannot, at this time, field personal meetings, we are available to discuss by phone and email.  Fortunately, Puff & Cockerill has a full access system to allow our attorneys and staff to work remotely to continue to assist our clients.

We stand ready to assist all of our clients and welcome any new clients to contact our office at 856-845-0011 or at  Our staff will field your call and direct you accordingly.

We will continue to address any changes to our state and local mandates amid the coronavirus outbreak.  Our thoughts are with everyone impacted and wish everyone health and safety.