For the safety of our clients and staff, and as required by law, all Ettinger Law Firm offices are closed until we are permitted to reopen.

Please be assured that all staff is currently working remotely and are available to you by email or phone.

All staff will be checking their phone and email messages daily.*

Please call our Director of Client Relations, Pattie Brown, at 1-800-500-2525 ext. 117 or email Pattie at pbrown@trustlaw.com if you need any further assistance.

* You can also use this link to schedule a phone consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Elder Law Estate Planning

At Ettinger Law Firm we combine elder law and estate planning to provide a comprehensive approach to the needs of each client and their family.  Planning wise, we usually recommend trusts to avoid probate proceedings at death and to provide for substitute decision making in the event of disability.  On the elder law side, we plan ahead to protect assets from being lost to nursing home costs or, where no preplanning has been done, use our knowledge of the Medicaid rules to protect assets when the client is on the nursing home doorstep or even after they have already been placed in a nursing facility. 

At Ettinger Law Firm, we use trusts for basic planning to avoid probate proceedings, save estate taxes and to plan for disability.  to this we add our experience in over ten thousand cases to advise on special situations we have seen come up time and again such as planning for a disabled child or grandchild, how to plan for couples in second marriages, and what to do about spendthrift children.

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This is the best choice for elder care and estate planning! Well established and transparent in services and quality of staff is suberb. K. D.
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Jessica Kiely was knowledgeable and kind and gentle. Perfect blend of personality and knowledge for elder law. R. M.
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Outstanding professionals at every level within their organization. Interpersonal communications outstanding. F. O.
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Mr Ettinger has worked with my family for over a decade and has provided excellent advice on numerous issues relating to trust and elder law. B. A.