Protecting Your Elder Loved Ones From Financial Abuse

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., a NJ Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Attorney It’s no secret that the economy has worsened in recent years. Unfortunately, with the struggling economy has come a rise in elder financial abuse, Individuals see the elderly as being more vulnerable to scams, fraud, and other financial abuse due to their […]

How Valid Are Nursing Home Visitation Restrictions

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq; a New Jersey Elder Care Lawyer Many nursing homes have policies whereby your children can only visit you during visiting hours. But that’s not exactly true, at least under Federal law. A resident’s family member can visit at any time of the day or night. Under the Nursing Home Reform […]

What Is Self-Neglect And What Are The Signs?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Elder Abuse Attorney Tragically, sometimes elders neglect their own care, which can lead to illness or injury. Self-neglect can include behaviors such as: • Hoarding • Failure to take essential medications or refusal to seek medical treatment for serious illness • Leaving a burning stove unattended • Poor hygiene • Not wearing […]

Nursing Home Abuse – How Safe Is a Family Member?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Attorney The nursing home industry’s reliance on public New Jersey Medicaid and Medicare money makes it a challenge to staff appropriately, says owners and operators of both non-profit and for-profit nursing homes in the state. Although the quality of care in nursing […]

Response Time for a Decision on Your Medicaid Application

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Medicaid Application Lawyer Medicaid applications take a long time to prepare and an even longer time to be evaluated by the state.  Be prepared to wait at least 45-180 days for processing your Medicaid application. If your application is incomplete, you’ll wait even longer or be denied […]

Yes, You Can Use Facebook to Serve a Lawsuit on an Out of State Defendant…Sometimes (Part 1 of a 2-Part Series)

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright a Freehold Township, Monmouth County New Jersey Trial and Litigation Attorney Look how Facebook is now being used… in trial litigation.  Let’s look at a recent case. The Plaintiffs instituted a lawsuit to enjoin a defendant from holding himself out as the father of their […]

What Rights Do Nursing Home Residents Have in New Jersey?

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a NJ Elder Care Lawyer New Jersey has adopted laws on the responsibilities of nursing homes in its Nursing Home Bill of Rights. Some of the more important responsibilities now being imposed upon nursing homes in New Jersey can be summarized as follows: Not admitting more residents than the facility […]

How to Defeat the NJ Inheritance Tax

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a NJ Estate Administration Lawyer New Jersey is looking to raise revenue from everybody, everywhere, especially the estates of moderate to wealthier New Jersey residents.  In one case, a decedent had a will that poured-over estate assets to a revocable trust. The Trust distributed the funds in 3 equal shares […]

Understanding the Tort of Conversion

By Fredrick P. Niemann, a Freehold Township, Monmouth County New Jersey Fraud & Conversion Attorney A real estate investor residing in London, England, entered into a real estate deal with a “fraudster” (meaning a shady character).  Each agreed to provide $2.5 million towards the purchase of a property in Irvington, New Jersey.   Plaintiff’s alleged that […]