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 […]

How to Protect an Elderly Person from Being a Victim of Elder Abuse

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Lawyer If there is an imminent threat of an elder person being abused, the police can help and so can Adult Protective Services to determine whether or not a case of elder abuse exists. An elderly person should generally be removed from […]

Challenging A Gift Made By An Elderly Person – Incapacity

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Lawyer If it is found that an elderly person does not have sufficient mental capacity (a/k/a competency), then any gift made by the elderly person can be challenged in court.  An elderly person is legally permitted to make a gift to anyone […]

Scamming Elderly People In New Jersey Is An Epidemic

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Attorney Individuals who prey on the elderly are often professionals, sometimes making it difficult to detect the abuse. The elderly individual may not even have any idea the scam is taking place until it is too late, making it imperative that you […]