Who We are
We Are Your New Jersey Elder Law Attorneys
Scott Counsel was founded with a mission to help families address the issues in aging. Our approach is centered around individual needs as opposed to a “one-size fits all” service.
Clients choose us because they know they can approach us and get answers when they need them most. When you hire our firm, you enlist a team of professionals dedicated to delivering a boutique-like experience.
Why choose us
What is Life Resource Planning?
The Life Resource Planning Philosophy consists of helping aging seniors and their families prepare for their later years by planning for long term care, accessing government benefits, finding sources of funding, setting aside money for death benefits, preserving assets, and preparing for the possibility of Medicaid.
We help people make great decisions about the rest of their lives
We're here to help with aging
Experienced, Professional, & Here for You and Your Family
HOW ATTORNEY HELP
How Can an Elder Care Attorney Help?
When you are dealing with an aging loved one, many issues can present. Whether it’s a serious health event or a need for estate planning, our team can help you organize the person’s affairs and restore order for your family. Together, our firm combines the legal, financial, and clinical expertise needed to educate the family on how to address the issues in aging.
What Our Clients Say
Services you can depend on – from professionals you can relate to.
–– I had contacted Justin Scott regarding my Mom’s situation. My Mom is 90 years old and was living independently. She was beginning to need additional care and also was running very low on funds. Justin was very helpful in explaining that my Mom would be eligible for Medicaid for assisted living. He is very knowledgeable about the process and answered all my questions quickly and accurately. It is a very stressful process in trying to care for an aging parent and trying to make sure he/she receives good care as well as worrying about the cost. Justin was able to reassure me that all would be OK. His expertise in this area combined with a very caring, patient, and diligent personality made navigating the Medicaid process much easier. I am very grateful to Justin for his help.
– Justin Scott is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to elder law and estate planning. It is a complex area of the law and he has really mastered it. I am more than pleased with his work in regards to quality and expediency. I highly recommend him to anyone needing guidance in this area.
– Justin genuinely cared about my case and he laid out a plan that made a huge difference for my family. I am really thankful he helped my family. I interviewed other attorneys but he was truly incredible. Highly recommend.
– When my widower father suffered a bad fall, and was subsequently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I knew that I’d need help placing him in a facility that could not only care for his physical needs, but his psychological needs as well. With the help of Justin, we were not only able to find the perfect long-term care placement for my father, but we were also able to navigate the difficult waters presented by Medicaid, and the estate planning that is required by that program. In all honesty, Justin is not merely my attorney, but a friend as well. He has calmed my nerves and eased my fears on more than one occasion, even going well beyond the scope of mere estate planning and Medicaid placement. Not only is Justin a fantastic attorney, but he is an excellent, compassionate, and caring human being as well!
– When my son, who has Cystic Fibrosis and CF related diabetes, was suddenly and unexpectedly removed from his Medicaid program, we were devastated and frightened not knowing where we would get the resources to pay for his extremely high priced prescriptions. Justin was the attorney who handled our case. From the very beginning, he proved to be very thorough and experienced with navigating the process of reversing the Medicaid decision. However, it was his apparent kind, caring nature that made us feel the most at ease. Justin was successful in securing a continuation of benefits for my son, and we are extremely grateful for having his expertise during this most stressful ongoing process. Thank you, Justin!
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