Elder Planning

Protecting the rights, health and economic well-being of older adults and people with disabilities.

Robert A Scalise Jr., ES&M Attorney Partner



No matter the size, we offer a strong relationship, especially with the changing business landscape.

Stephen L. Mangan, ES&M Attorney Partner


January 8, 2014

Same-sex Couples Should Review Estate Plans After Supreme Court Ruling

Same-sex couples should review their estate plans in light of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The Supreme Court said that the federal law, which refused to recognize same-sex marriages with regard … Continued

January 8, 2014

Stepchildren Present Challenges in Estate Planning

If you or someone you know has an older estate plan that doesn’t carefully take into consideration the role of stepchildren, it’s a good idea to have it reviewed. If you have stepchildren – or if your children have stepchildren … Continued

December 4, 2013

For First-Time Home Buyers: How to Make the Experience as Trouble-Free as Possible

Attorney Michael Trella discusses how a good real estate attorney’s office can keep the process of buying a house from “going off the tracks by defusing potential issues, or being able to react to issues and rectify the situation in … Continued

November 25, 2013

Protecting Your Home from Medicaid Estate Recovery

After a Medicaid recipient dies, the state will attempt to recoup whatever benefits it paid for the person’s care from his or her estate. This process is called “estate recovery.” For most Medicaid recipients, their house or principal residence is … Continued

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