The Law Offices of Brenda McElnea, CELA

Experienced Elder Law Attorney

Schedule a Consultation
Call 866-241-8477

Schedule a Consultation Call 866-241-8477

Family-Based Legal Solutions in New Jersey

Elder law, estate planning and administration services

Elder Law
We help clients with such issues as Medicaid planning, guardianships and lifetime planning documents.
Estate Planning and Administration
We draft and review wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies and living wills. We also work with executors and administrators.
Special Needs Planning
Effectively Planning for Special Needs Family Members

Guardianships &

Helping Families Protect Incapacitated Loved Ones

Protecting Your Family’s Interests

Assessing the needs of your disabled loved ones or watching your family grow older and more frail can be challenging. Family members who have been independent for their whole lives may need assistance with everyday activities. Your parents and grandparents may eventually need to move into assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Other family members may need help addressing the needs of a disabled adult or special needs child.Regardless of how the needs of your family members change over time, it is important to work with a compassionate attorney who can help you find the answers you need. At The Law Offices of Brenda McElnea, CELA, that is what you can expect to find in our staff. Unlike some lawyers who are unable to relate to their clients, attorney Brenda McElnea came to her elder law practice in West Orange as a result of her own family’s needs.

Certified Elder Law Attorney

As a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the ABA approved National Elder Law Foundation, Brenda is one of only 325 attorneys in the entire United States who has qualified to be a CELA. A certified elder law attorney by the ABA approved National Elder Law Foundation, she now has over 30 years of experience offering clients in Essex and Monmouth counties, and throughout northern and central New Jersey, the legal counsel they need to work through difficult situations.

A Compassionate Elder Law Team

When you are working through the legal system, it is important to find a legal team that works together effectively. Our team has been working together for years. We are dedicated to providing you with the comfortable atmosphere you need to explore your family’s legal needs, such as:

  • Asset preservation
  • Counseling and document preparation, including wills and trusts
  • Elder law
  • Medicaid planning and applications
  • Guardianships
  • Special needs and transition planning
  • Administration of trusts and estates
  • Estate and gift taxes
  • Consequences of making gifts

Discuss your situation with an experienced West Orange and Essex County elder law attorney by contacting us online or calling 866-241-8477. If you are unable to make it into the office, we are willing to visit you in the home, hospital, assisted living facility or nursing home, or via Skype.

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Brenda S. McElnea