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Laurie A. Hauptman, partner, Hauptman & Hauptman, P.C., was quoted on CBS 2 News where she offered insight on the importance of having an estate planning attorney.

The segment, “Families Go Extra Mile To Make Christmas Bright For Loved Ones With Dementia; It’s A Very Real, Tangible Anxiety,” describes how the pandemic has brought great hardships to families who have relatives with dementia in assisted living communities. Now more than ever, “more clients are filing for power of attorney” explained Hauptman. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Hauptman stated “People understand that you need documents or a plan in place.” 

Hauptman provides virtual appointments, in-person document signings, outdoor options, or in the firm’s lobby, following proper social distancing precautions. 

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Yale S. Hauptman is licensed both in New Jersey and New York.  His practice is focused on elder, estate, and special needs law. He has personally helped thousands of families plan for the complicated and emotional journey through the long-term care process. Yale writes and speaks extensively on elder, estate and special needs law topics, has been featured in both local and national media and has been quoted in print and digital media outlets. Additionally, Yale presents elder law topics to legal, financial, insurance, and health care professional organizations as well as to the general public. He is also a published author of an eldercare book entitled, “Be Nice To Me-I Pick Your Nursing Home.” Yale teamed up with his partner and wife, Laurie A. Hauptman, Esq., and nationally acclaimed speaker and financial advisor, Don Quante, for his book, “Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home”, a consumer’s real-life hands-on guide to long-term care, including Medicaid eligibility, Veterans benefits, and new ways to “self-fund” your care without going broke.

Laurie A. Hauptman is a New Jersey and New York licensed attorney who has concentrated her practice on estate, elder and special needs law for over 20 years.  Additionally, Laurie is a Department of Veterans Affairs’ accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits. She has been intrinsically involved with helping thousands of families navigate the circuitous and emotional journey through the long-term and special needs process. Laurie was a trial attorney in a litigation firm before joining forces with her husband, Yale.  Her courtroom experience is essential to handling the firm’s court work, including guardianships, conservatorships and special needs trusts. Civically and community-minded, she is a member of the United Way Caregivers Coalition Steering Committee, Co-Chairperson of the Elder and Disability Law Committee of the Essex County Bar Association and a frequent lecturer on estate, special needs, and elder law planning topics. 

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Founded in 1995, Hauptman & Hauptman, PC, offers a hands-on approach to Elder law.  Your legal matter will be handled with attention and care.  For more information, please contact 973.994.2287 or visit http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/