When you need to do your estate planning, or you are faced with the administration of the estate of a loved one who has died, or you have legal questions pertaining to the needs of an elderly or disabled person, call Barry M. Benson, Esq. All of these matters, and related issues, can seem overwhelming, particularly if arising in an emergent context. Hiring legal counsel to assist you can frequently allay your concerns and bring resolution to the problems at hand.
Barry M. Benson, Esq. is a detail-oriented estate planning, estate administration, and elder law attorney with offices in Belle Mead, Somerset County, New Jersey and Cranford, Union County, New Jersey. Barry is admitted to the Bar in both the states of New Jersey and Florida, and serves clients throughout the State of New Jersey and in Florida. He has more than 35 years of experience. Barry has concentrated his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, estate administration, elder law, guardianship, probate litigation, and estate, gift, and income taxation of trusts and estates and individuals.
Barry assists clients in all phases of the administration of decedent's estates, and he has represented clients in tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. Barry represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate litigation matters involving settlement of estate and trust disputes. He also represents alleged incapacitated persons or family members in guardianship proceedings. Barry regularly prepares Wills and Trusts for his clients of all estate sizes, as well as surrogate decision making documents, such as Durable General Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives for Health Care, Advance Directives for Mental Health Care, and Designation of Person to Control Funeral Arrangements. Barry further regularly assists clients in connection with qualifying for governmental benefits, such as Medicaid, and the protection of assets from consumption on long term care needs. Barry also assists clients who need to do special needs planning for disabled or incapacitated family members, including preparing Special Needs Trusts and Supplemental Needs Trusts to facilitate their retention or eligibility for governmental benefits, such as Medicaid. Barry also assists clients with their Medicaid planning and applying for Medicaid eligibility. He also advises clients on setting up business entities and providing for the orderly and tax advantageous transfer of their business ownership interests. Barry also advises clients on charitable planning (including the use of Charitable Remainder Trusts and Private Foundations).
Whether in connection with your estate planning, or the probate of a Will or the administration of an estate or trust, or the needs of an elderly spouse, sibling or parent, or special needs planning for a disabled child, it has been my privilege to be of service to individuals, couples, and families for the past 35 years. I consider my firm to be a boutique law practice that concentrates in all areas of estate planning, estate administration and elder law matters. Each client receives my personal attention. I personally handle each matter. Whether you are doing planning in advance or dealing with an emergent situation, I understand the importance of your matter to you, and, as such, try to make myself available for meetings and conferences convenient for your schedule. Thus, evening and weekend appointments are available as well as traditional daytime hours. I look forward to the opportunity of being of service to you. Please reach out to us at our Belle Mead office conveniently located on Route 206. Appointments can also be scheduled to meet in Cranford, and in the Flemington/Clinton area.