New Jersey Estate Planning Attorney (Fiona is also licensed in NY and PA)
Fiona strives to offer clients exceptional legal representation and allay any fears they may have in hiring an attorney. She works one-on-one with her clients to provide adept legal services that are responsive, competent, and effective, taking the time to get to know each client and understand their personal situation and the goals they endeavor to achieve. The potential solutions in each case are so immense yet Fiona takes pride in ensuring she meets the individual needs and concerns of all our clients by personalizing the meetings and documents.
Fiona has been chosen by the New Jersey Attorney General's office to instruct their attorneys on the topics of Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Elder Law as part of their continuing legal education program and frequently presents seminars concerning estate planning and elder law including Medicaid and VA Aid and Attendance benefits.
She has a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law and a Master of Laws from The University of London. Fiona is an accredited Veterans Administration attorney and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney, WealthCouncel and ElderCouncel. Fiona is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer Disease and Dementia Care Trainer.
When she is not in the office, Fiona is an avid runner and volunteers her time with noteworthy community organizations. Fiona is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Senior Resource Center-a local non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of seniors in the community.
Books Written by Fiona Van Dyck
In 2020, millions of people will receive the shattering news of an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. In this new book series, Fiona Van Dyck taps into her years of experience of helping people in the Princeton area and Central New Jersey to share current and must-have information to guide those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers to cope, prepare and protect themselves. These short books are designed to be easy and quick to read and offers practical advice on exactly what one needs to do.
These timely and practical guides go beyond the general information available online and from healthcare organizations. These books show the reader:
- Different options for care providers
- How to protect themselves legally
- How to choose their decision-makers
- How to plan for their pets
- How to deal with the stresses of caregiving
- Answers to the most common questions regarding Alzheimer’s disease
Fiona has devoted her professional life to helping the elderly in our community and it pains her to see people in her community hit with the life-shattering news of an Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis and not know what to do next. Nobody is prepared for this type of news and helping, and guiding her clients is what Fiona does every day. There is a lot of confusing information out there and Fiona wanted to author simple and easy-to-read guides that offers critical ‘next step’ information, for caregivers and the newly diagnosed.
You’re Not Alone: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease
You’re Not Alone: Living as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
You’re Not Alone: Living with Dementia
are available at no cost from Fiona’s office.
Look out for Fiona's book, co-written with Don Quante, "DON'T GO BROKE IN A NURSING HOME!"
As eldercare replaces childcare as the number one issue facing Baby Boomers, "Don't Go Broke in a Nursing Home" is one book you need to take back control of your life and provide excellent long-term care for your aging loved ones without them going broke in the process.
Choosing the right preplanning strategy for your own long-term care needs is essential as our population ages. This book is full of creative financial strategies that you can use to protect your assets and the quality of care you receive. In addition, you can learn about little known tax incentives available to those who plan ahead for long–term care, in addition to legal strategies and government benefits available to help your aging parent who is in crisis pay for long-term care without going broke.