Elder Law

Bourne Noll & Kenyon’s elder law practice utilizes and works with a variety of tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of the older client and those with disabilities and special needs.  Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Counseling clients about planning for disability and incapacity.
    • Preparing alternative decision making documents including durable general powers of attorney, living wills, wills and trusts.
    • Assisting the client in planning for possible long-term care needs including locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care and working to ensure the client’s right to care.
    • Medicaid Planning: Protecting the client’s assets from the cost of nursing home or other long term care.  Assuring security for the client’s spouse and providing a legacy for his or her children. Guiding clients through the Medicaid application and qualification process.
    • Guardianship: Assisting a family member in becoming guardian of the person and property of a loved one and ensuring that the loved one will be secure and cared for. Advising the family member named as guardian with regard to ongoing compliance matters required of him or her.
    • Special Needs Trusts: Advising clients with regard to the preparation, administration and when required, litigation, of trusts designed to preserve a disabled person’s eligibility for public assistance benefits (e.g. Medicaid, SSI and other programs for the disabled).
    "Serving our clients since 1936"
    382 Springfield Avenue, Suite 507, Summit, New Jersey  07901
    Tel: (908) 277-2200; Fax: (908) 277-6808; email: