The Expedition We Call Life

Life is undoubtedly an expedition. Parts of this expedition are to places we have selected with outcomes we desire. Other parts of the expedition, unfortunately, take us to unintended and undesired results.

When one hears words such as Dementia, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, etc., one naturally becomes apprehensive and likely scared. These words strike fear into the hearts and minds of not only those diagnosed, but their families as well. This is undoubtedly part of the expedition of life one does not intend.

When one is diagnosed with a disease, stress enters a person’s life daily and their family members as well. Expenses undoubtedly increase and legal matters often come into play. I urge you to call me immediately so I can help ease the weight of your world that sits upon your shoulders. As an experienced elder law attorney, I have assisted countless families in their elder care journey over the years. It would be my privilege to assist you.

You are likely reading this site because your husband or wife, mom or dad, or other family member has either recently received an undesirable medical diagnosis or simply is getting older and maybe not doing so well. Other reasons may simply be planning for the future. I welcome your inquiries no matter what the motivation.

To help with your understanding of elder care, I have written or have made available many books and articles that are easy to read and which hopefully will help your understanding of elder care. These include 1) New Jersey Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Hospice Guide; 2) Elder Law, Estate Planning, Asset & Income Protection; 3) A Consumer’s Guide to Understanding and Protecting Nursing Home Residents’ Rights; 4) The Consumer’s Guide to Medicaid Planning and Division of Assets; 5) Medicare and Medicaid Facts and Figures; 6) VA Pensions for Veterans and Their Spouses; 7) A Primer on Special Needs Trusts; 8) The 2009 Personal Reference Guide to Social Security, Medicaid Eligibility, Long Term Care, Insurance, and other Timely Tax Information for Individuals and Their Families; 9) Seven Reasons Why It’s Important to Talk to an Attorney Who Understands the Needs of Hospice Patients and Their Families; 10) The Plain Truth About Alzheimer’s Disease and the 9 Steps You Need to Take Right Now to Care for Your Loved One and to Protect Your Family’s Finances, and 11) How to Resolve Nursing Home Problems.  Click here to download these books and articles.

Regardless of your situation, as an experienced elder law attorney, I can help guide you through the process while striving to protect you legally and ethically. I can also translate legal terms into plain English, providing you with straightforward answers to all your questions. I would be honored to assist you.

Call Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., a knowledgeable NJ Elder Law Attorney. He can be reached toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or by email at He welcomes your inquiries.


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