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Accomplished New Jersey Elder Law Firm Offers Free Asset Protection Seminar

Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2013 - Begley Law Group is hosting free seminars throughout the Moorestown area in April to help individuals and their loved ones properly plan for long-term care.

The team of New Jersey elder law attorneys is skilled in protecting assets and helping clients utilize government benefits, such as Medicaid and Veteran’s Aid and Attendance.

“It is never too early to start strategizing about how to protect your savings and the legacy you want to leave to your family and relatives,” said New Jersey elder law attorney Dana E. Bookbinder. “Long-term care adds up and without sufficient planning, your savings could be wiped out.”

The free seminars are held in the morning, early afternoon, and evening and anyone interested in protecting their assets is encouraged to attend. If someone in an individual's family is nearing a transition to a long-term care facility or is already in one, these seminars are particularly important. Begley Law Group, PC, has been a leader in elder law and estate planning law for more than 75 years and every day they counsel the elderly and disabled with solid financial strategies to preserve their assets.

“You and your family deserve to keep the assets you have worked your whole life for,” said Bookbinder. “During these seminars, we will discuss all the methods you can use to help maintain your legacy.”

Begley Law Group is known for their professional excellence, high ethical standards, and community service. They stay at the forefront of the latest legislative developments that impact their clients. Every Begley partner is a recipient of the prestigious New Jersey SuperLawyers award.

For more information on the seminars, click here and to make a reservation, call 877-234-5393 as space is limited.

Moorestown Seminars

Tuesday, April 9th
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Moorestown Community House
16 East Main Street
Moorestown, NJ

Wednesday, April 10th
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Vogelson Regional Library Voorhees
203 Laurel Road,
Voorhees, NJ

Wednesday, April 10th
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mt. Holly Library
307 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ

To learn more about Begley Law Group or to contact a New Jersey estate planning lawyer or Philadelphia estate planning lawyer, call 1.800.533.7227 or visit www.begleylawgroup.com.

Colleen Caruso
Begley Law Group, P.C.
509 S. Lenola Road, Building 7
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Tel: 800.533.7227


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