Make important decisions regardingEstates and Family

If there was a book telling us what would happen during our lifetime, then we would be able to plan for the future easily, with few worries. Since that is not the case, it is important to plan for the worst and hope for the best. People purchase car insurance in case they are in a car accident, they purchase health insurance in case they get sick and they should have some plan for their long term care, in case they need it. It is never too soon to prepare for the future. In fact, preparing for the future while your health is good is the best time to do so. Our attorneys are educated in all facets of Elder Law Planning and Estate Planning and will sit down with you and discuss all of the options available, to come up with the best plan for you and your family. These options may include the preparation of trusts or other assets transfers to preserve your assets, should you require long term care. You may be looking to make sure that your family avoids probate or to structure your assets so they go to who you wish upon your death. You may be concerned about making sure that your child or one of your heirs, who has special needs or a disability, is properly cared for after your death or during your lifetime, if you become incapacitated. We can set up a special needs trust so that this person may still inherit part or all of your estate, while still being able to receive government benefits. You may also be looking to make sure you have the necessary legal documents, such as a Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney and a Living Will or you may need help assisting a loved one to become eligible for Medicaid or Medicare benefits. You may be looking to get a Divorce or deal with support issues after a divorce or you may just be looking to purchase or sell your house or to refinance your mortgage. Whatever the issue, The Law Offices of Rhonda M. Benjamin are educated in these fields and are able to assist you in all of these matters, as well as explain to you exactly what options and rights are available to you under the law.


The Holistic Approach

To Elder Law Planning and Estate Planning

The Law Offices of Rhonda M. Benjamin realize that there are many different situations which may arise when planning for the future, which is why each client's situation requires a personal touch. We will discuss with you the facts and concerns involved in your case, as well as your options and the repercussions of each, including but not limited to Estate Taxes, Inheritance Taxes and other Death tax considerations, as well as possible Medicaid penalties. We will make sure that you have the necessary legal documents required in your case. We will address all of your concerns and will be there with you every step of the way in the process, no matter how long it takes.

You have worked your entire life to save assets for your retirement, to pass on to your spouse, your children or your other heirs. These days people are living much longer than they did in the past due to many factors, such as vaccinations, cures to diseases and improved medical care. Therefore the need for long term care is much more prevalent in today's society that it was in past generations. It is important to realize that in most cases you can prepare for this in advance, regardless of your age or your health. The staff at the Law Offices of Rhonda M. Benjamin are devoted to helping seniors and others through these sometimes difficult times. We will hold your hand and guide you through the process with expert care.

Our Elder Law and Estate Plans include the following

• Estate Planning
• Elder Law Planning
• Medicaid Planning
• Asset Preservation
• Living Trusts
• Last Will & Testament, Powers of
  Attorney, Living Wills
• Family Law and Divorce
• Real Estate Purchases, Sales and   Refinancing
• Nursing home and Assisted Living
• Death Tax Planning
• Disability Planning
• Guardianships
• Probate and Administration
• Reverse Mortgages Testamentary Trusts


to our Clients

The Law Offices of Rhonda M. Benjamin take pride in giving personal attention to each one of our clients. We understand that sometimes legal matters can be very emotional, stressful and confusing. Our staff will explain each and every step of the legal process to you so you have a clear understanding of exactly what is being done in your case. Rhonda M. Benjamin, Esq. has over nineteen years of experience helping families resolve their legal issues, whether in Estate Planning, Elder law Planning, Divorce or Real Estate. She has gone and will continue to go that extra mile to give you the personal service that you and your family need in resolving your legal issues. Our staff is dedicated to giving each one of our clients dedicated, conscientious and expert service.


Ms. Benjamin always stresses to people how important it is to plan ahead for your future, since you never know what will happen. You can plan ahead by having a Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will prepared and by inquiring about what can be done to protect your assets. Don't wait until a crisis happens to finally think about these documents because it may be to late. Only competent people can execute legal documents. If you are not prepared and a crisis occurs it may be necessary for your family members or loved ones to go into Court to have agents appointed to act on your behalf, which will take time and cost a significant amount of money.


The Law Offices of Rhonda M. Benjamin offer every potential client a free consultation. Since our staff understands it is sometimes difficult to come to one of our office locations we are willing to come to you for no charge, if necessary or have an initial phone conference to start.


For a free consultation with the Law Offices of Rhonda M. Benjamin call 201-560-3754 or 914-912-3956 or send us an e-mail.