Areas of Practice


Our practice is limited to the following areas:


Elder Law Planning

Elder Law is the interrelationship of the laws and regulations of the following areas: Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Nursing Homes, Probate, Insurance, Health Care, Housing, Elder Abuse, Banking and Investments, Mental Health, Trusts, Pensions, Asset Preservation Transfers, and Taxes.

As attorneys who regularly work with the elderly, we bring more to our practice than an expertise in the law and regulations. We have an understanding of the aging process that allows us to ignore the myths related to aging and focus on the real physical and mental difficulties faced by the elderly.

We often counsel individuals seeking to preserve assets when they, or a loved one, needs to enter a long term care facility.



Wills, Trusts & Estates

We represent individuals of all ages and socioeconomic status in the preparation of their estate planning documentation, including Last Wills & Testament, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills / Advanced Directives and Trusts (including Special Needs Trusts). We review with our clients their personal and financial information, access the tax implications and consequences of planning decisions and implement planning techniques designed to minimize taxes while maximizing distributions to heirs.



Guardianship and Conservatorship

A Guardianship is a legal relationship established by the New Jersey Probate Court giving one person (the Guardian) the power to make personal and financial decisions for another (the Ward). Guardians are appointed when the Court determines that individuals are unable to care for themselves and/or their assets because of mental illness, mental retardation or physical incapacity. We are experienced is assisting individuals seeking to be appointed as guardian for a loved one.



Estate Administration (Probate)

We represent individuals in administering the estate of a loved one. Representation starts with probating the last will & testament with the Surrogate, continues through drafting and filing the necessary surrogate court papers, preparing or reviewing the appropriate tax returns and concludes with the distribution of the estate assets.



Disability Planning

While government benefit programs such as SSI and Medicaid offer substantial health care coverage, the available cash benefits are minimal. A well drafted Special Needs Trust preserves the disabled person's eligibility to receive governmental benefits while providing additional funds to add to the quality of his or her life. We can assist families of the disabled in planning their estates and/or structuring monetary judgments or settlements so as not to jeopardize eligibility to receive government benefits.



Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home negligence occurs when a nursing home or other senior facility fails to provide care in a reasonable manner and as a result a resident is physically or emotionally abused or neglected. Nursing home negligence can result in death, falls causing broken bones, malnutrition, dehydration and bed sores. Contact us if you, or a loved one, has been injured while residing in a long term care facility.



Estate Litigation

When the circumstances dictate, we represent clients before the courts during litigation, including will challenges and fiduciary accountings.



Fiduciary Services

We accept appointments as Guardian, Conservator, Administrator or Trustee and assume all decision making responsibility for an elderly or disabled person, including decisions regarding medical treatment, living arrangements, and management of assets.




Do you have questions about our services?

Contact us at 908 253.0404 or via our contact form.

The Law Offices of Gary Cornick, LLC, assists clients with Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianships, Estate Litigation, Special Needs Planning and Nursing Home Law in Somerville and East Brunswick, NJ as well as Manville, Milltown, Somerset, Franklin Park, Kendall Park, Highland Park, Monmouth Junction, South River, Dayton, Edison, New Brunswick, South Brunswick, Spotswood, Piscataway, Sayreville, Zarephath, South Bound Brook, Bound Brook, Green Brook, Belle Mead, Kingston, Rocky Hill, Metuchen, Old Bridge, South Plainfield, Parlin, Hillsborough, Bridgewater, Monroe, Plainsboro and Dunellen in Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties.

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