Elder and Life Care Planning

Do You Need an Experienced and Trusted Elder Care Attorney in New Jersey to Help You With Your Elder Law Needs?

Elder care attorneys understand elder law. It is a practice area that has evolved over the past 30 years.

Thirty years ago (30) there was no such thing as elder care law. The closest practice area to elder law was Estate Planning. Why? Because the population was much younger. The percentage of persons over age 65 to persons under the age of 40 was much less. But that has all changed. Today the population of America is exploding with persons over the age of 65 and as a result the need for legal advice, services and assistance to aging persons has dramatically increased. Yet, the population of experienced elder care attorneys providing elder law information and services to the public has not kept up with the demand. Fortunately, you have found our website, dedicated to helping individuals, families and friends find relevant and helpful information about elder law and elder care related topics.

New Jersey Elder Care Lawyers Can Be Found Right Here

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. and the attorneys and staff at Hanlon Niemann & Wright are experienced and trusted elder care professionals committed to helping New Jersey individuals and their families with their elder law needs in accordance with the highest standards of the legal profession. We have counseled and assisted thousands of individuals and families in New Jersey.

Our Philosophy

As we and/or our loved ones get older, many concerns come to mind. Maybe it’s about becoming sick, infirm, or showing the signs of mortality. If so, these can be an anxious time in a person’s life.  It is important to acknowledge these feelings and to know you are not alone.

Our firm honors the values and needs of our aging clients and their families.  We are exceptionally patient and friendly.  Clients rave about our attorneys and staff and our relationships with them.  Our goal is the diligent pursuit of solutions that benefit you as our client. We strive to deliver our legal services in an ethical, cost-effective manner.

If you look at the table of contents found on the right side of this page, you’ll notice the wide variety of topics discussed, all written in simple, easy to understand English. In addition, you’ll find many interesting videos prepared and recorded with you in mind so that you can gain a basic understanding of what can be accomplished in your elder care journey.

If you have questions or concerns related to paying for your loved ones’ healthcare, nursing home expenses, or any other elder law issue, we are here to help. Please call us today. Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. and Hanlon Niemann & Wright have helped thousands of individuals and families with the same concerns as you.  Together we will get you through this challenging time!

Watch this interesting and informative video prepared by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright who explains the ins and outs of Elder Care in New Jersey.

Fred was interviewed by NJ 101.5 statewide radio on the topic of social media and estate planning.  The interview addressed a person’s online presence following death. Read the article of Fred’s interview which appears by clicking below.



First, I just wanted to thank you so much for the time, and most of all, for the knowledge, concern and support you so generously gave me during our meeting on May 26, 2010. I walked out of your office feeling much more confident and very relieved. I’m not sure how you will take this, but you are an extraordinary human being and the antithesis of the stereotypical lawyer. A usually skeptical person, I trusted you from the moment I shook your hand! In addition, every member of your staff with whom I came in contact with was courteous, respectful, and helpful. You and your partner have created a very special environment, and you should be commended.

—Marybeth Kappenberg, Briarwood, NY


Mrs. Fanok was a true professional who returned calls, emails and kept our family informed throughout the whole process. It was a pleasure to work with her the past year. I would recommend your firm and especially Mrs. Fanok anytime, and already have. She has shown our family true compassion and dedication to our case. She, in my opinion, is a tremendous and valuable asset to your firm. Our family thanks you, Mrs. Fanok.

– Peter Taddeo – Marlboro, NJ


I am a NJ attorney with 40+ years of experience in the practice of law. Medicaid applications are not my area of expertise. I consulted with three law firms who specialize in this area of law. Thankfully, I chose Hanlon Niemann & Wright. The firm is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and responsive. My sister received notice of enrollment into the Medicaid program within 40 days after the law firm filed the application. Lorraine Banach, my legal assistant contact at the firm, was excellent. I will recommend Hanlon Niemann & Wright to all my family, friends and clients who are in need of legal services concerning Medicaid law.

Joseph Marrazzo, Jr., Cherry Hill, NJ

Is it Time to Meet With a NJ Elder Care Lawyer Experienced in New Jersey Elder Law?

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke and other life-altering conditions strikes terror in us all.  A person with deteriorating health requires your patience and compassion . . . and appropriate planning. This is where we come in.

When a loved one is dealing with health issues, when he or she must transition from home to a nursing home or assisted living residence, you probably have lots of questions… and concerns. What if your loved one is younger in age and is diagnosed with an early on-set condition, like Huntington’s Disease or ALS?  Have you been given different advice from family and friends?  Do you worry about paying for your loved one’s care while protecting a lifetime of income and savings?  Have you been told that your spouse, parent, family member, or friend will not qualify for Medicaid? Do you have questions about transferring or gifting money and assets in order to protect them from nursing home costs?  What about guardianship, conservatorship and/or estate planning? Is a legal protective arrangement appropriate to address concerns of financial exploitation and abuse?

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. and the attorneys at Hanlon Niemann & Wright have assisted individuals and families with elder care planning for decades. We have extensive knowledge and experience as to the qualification techniques and eligibility requirements for Medicare, Medicaid, and other government benefit programs. We have worked with thousands of families and individuals just like you and yours.


I’m not sure if you recall, but you met myself and my brother back in March in reference to my elderly father Callis Bridgers.  We met with you late on a Saturday evening at your office with very heavy hearts.  What led us to your firm was that my stepmother had taken my elderly father to PA and admitted him to an assisted living facility on the sly.  We came to you wearing our hearts on our sleeves not knowing if there was anything we could do as his children to protect his best interests or more importantly bring him back home to NJ.  His dementia left him unaware of what had happened to him or that he was being tossed aside due to inconvenience and greed.

Within a few days, I received a call from Bonnie Wright, a person I have come to call friend.  You see, the purpose of this email is to thank you and to tell you what a wonderful person you have in your midst.  Although I have only met Bonnie once, I will never forget her face.  The face of the angel that helped myself and my brothers fight for a man that could not fight for himself……Bonnie became our beacon in the dark.

She helped us secure a co-guardianship agreement with my stepmother that allows for me to watch over my father and participate in decisions about his future.  In addition, the agreement gives me the ability to closely watch his finances to ensure he is never taken advantage of again.  And one day, he will come back home to NJ.

Bonnie gave us hope when it seemed so far out of reach.  It has been a long nine months but worth all the heart ache.  She is truly a gem and deserves recognition for all the hard work she did to secure some piece of mind in a senseless situation.  Not only is she a wonderful lawyer but also a compassionate person.  Again, I call her “friend” as she has been my rock and given me encouragement through all the tears and uncertain moments.

I thank the Lord and yourself for bringing her light to our dark situation.  God Bless.

Elizabeth Havens – Columbus, NJ

Our Firm is Trusted and Experienced in NJ Elder Care Law, Including Practice Areas Such As:

  1. Asset Protection Planning
  2. Income Protection Planning
  3. Estate Planning using Wills, Trusts, Family Agreements and Beneficiary Designations
  4. Guardianships and Conservatorships for incapacitated persons including minors and adults
  5. Living Wills, Health Care Directives, and Physican Ordered Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
  6. Medicaid Planning for Asset and Income Protection and Long-Term Care
    1. Applications for NJ Medicaid
    2. Appealing Denials of Medicaid Eligibility
    3. Defense of Discharge by a Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Congregate Care Facility
  7. Durable Powers of Attorney for Asset Protection and Life Care Planning
  8. Special Needs Trusts for Minor/Adult Disabled Children and individuals with disabilities
  9. Veterans’ Pension Benefits for Long Term Care Costs and High Medical Bills for Military Veterans and Their Spouses
  10. Estate planning, including Wills and Trusts to protect assets, income and the welfare of family members and charitable organizations
  11. Medicare and Social Security Benefits
  12. Estate and Trust Administration, including Probate
  13. Wills, Trusts and Estate Litigation, including Will Contests, Probate Disputes, and breach of fiduciary duty by Executors, Trustees, Powers of Attorney and others in positions of trust
  14. Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

We are here for you!

Please do not hesitate to contact Fredrick P. Niemann Esq. today to discuss your elder care law matter.

You’ll find Mr. Niemann to be exceptionally friendly and approachable.

I look forward to speaking with you soon.

You’ll be glad you did!

Fredrick P. Niemann Esq.

Recent Speaking Events by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq.
You Can View Fred’s Current Schedule by Clicking Here

On July 8 and July 9th, Madeline Tulipani, the Director of Education and Community Outreach at Hanlon Niemann & Wright and I visited with many healthcare providers in Monmouth and Middlesex County.  What a great time we had visiting with friends and professional co-workers and boy! did I learn a lot about their services to our aging county residents and family members.  My sincere thanks to Sunrise at Marlboro, the Monmouth County office on Aging, Monmouth Crossings, Golden Years Adult Medical Day Care Center, Seabrook Village, Francis Asbury Manor, Senior Bridge Humana at Home at the Monroe Branch, Sunnyside Manor in Wall, and the Arbors in Spring Lake, for their warm welcome and exchange of information.  This tour was so successful and such an eye opener for me that I have asked Mrs. Tulipani to schedule us one day per month through the end of the year to visit with other healthcare providers.  Be expecting a phone call from Madeline asking to schedule us for a time to visit and say hello and learn about the services and benefits you provide to the community.

Madeline and I look forward to our visits together.

Actual Client Testimonials


The Hanlon Niemann law firm took my case when others wouldn’t. They worked hard to get my Mom the Medicaid Insurance that she deserved.  My mom is handicapped and at only 75 years of age too young to be placed in a nursing home.  Now, thanks to the hard work done by Fred and Diane, she can remain at the place she has called home for the past 4 years. If it wasn’t for them, her time at the assisted living facility would have been limited.  Both mom and I can sleep better these days and I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  Thanks again, Fred and Diane!
Cindy Rygiel – Sayreville, NJ


My wife and I wanted to express our gratitude for the guidance and patience from you and your staff along this journey.  Life is strange at times and the things that bring us together can be just as strange, if not more. I not only got to put a few bucks in the bank, but got to reconnect with my cousin Sarah, which was a great surprise for me. That alone was worth the journey for me. Getting to know her and the family has been really nice.

I know it was a long day for all of us in mediation, but I really am blessed to have gotten to know you and talk with you. I admire your skills, work ethic and attitude regarding time and Patience. When the opposing attorney was running her big mouth and doing her thing, you never lost your composure, nor your position.  I’m hoping it’s one of the nuggets I’m able to take and implement in my personal/professional life.

The short version of this story is that you have a lot to offer people, you’re a true, trusted advisor. Your words and actions seem to align with your values, which is like common sense, very hard to come by now a days. Your staff does a great job as well. Please let them know that as often as you can.

Keep up the good work Fred and thanks again.
– Mike Price – Plainfield, IN

Written by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a New Jersey Elder Care Attorney



Rutgers State University is pleased to invite Mr. Fred Niemann of Hanlon Niemann & Wright to be the guest speaker at their workshops for the Office of Continuing Education.

Mr. Niemann will offer continuing Education courses on “Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation”, “Hidden Secrets of Veterans Benefits”, “Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits 2013”, “Medicaid Changes: The Approaching Storm”, and the “New NJ Comprehensive Waiver Demonstration”.

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. was recently asked to speak at the NJ State Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education in New Brunswick, NJ on the essentials of estate planning.  Mr. Niemann addressed attorneys from throughout the state of NJ interested in learning key concepts and principals of NJ estate planning, including such topics as wills, trusts, estate taxations, asset protection, powers of attorney, health care directives, special needs and supplemental needs trusts for disabled and incapacitated individuals, avoiding probate through creative use of beneficiary planning, inheritance taxes, gifting and changes coming to federal estate taxation.

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. attended the 46th annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Conference from January 9th to January 13th at the Orlando World Center sponsored by the Community of Miami School of Law. This weeklong session assembled the nation’s leading authorities to lecture and discuss the latest in estate planning techniques and strategies. Topics analyzed and discussed included 1) elder law; 2) asset protection; 3) statutory case law developments; 4) planning with financial assets including annuities, Roth IRA’s, and life insurance policies; 5) litigation and tax controversies; 6) networking and practice development.

Mercer County Chapter of the New Jersey Society of CPAs

Fredrick P. Niemann spoke before the State Society of CPAs Mercer County Chapter about Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning for individuals and families.  Topics addressed during the 4-hour seminar included hospice planning and asset protection, Veterans Aid & Attendance, planning using a Power of Attorney, Living Will and Healthcare Directive.  Attendees at the seminar were eligible to receive 4 hours of professional CEU credits from the State Society.

Elder Law Attorneys serving these New Jersey Counties:

Monmouth County, Ocean County, Essex County, Cape May County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Bergen County,
Morris County, Burlington County, Union County, Somerset County, Hudson County, Passaic County