Elder Care & Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning

Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care 

“The experiences of people we care about often deeply affect us.” As we think of our parents aging, we may also start to think about our own aging. Sometimes it ...

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Estate Planning

Start the Year Right With a Strong Estate Plan in Place

Do you know that many people spend more time planning vacations than they do planning for their estate?   The beginning of the new year is an excellent time for ...

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Gratitude is Good for Your Health

Gratitude is defined as the quality of being grateful;  readiness to show appreciation for, and to return, kindness. With the end of 2022 quickly approaching, we find ourselves thinking about ...

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Alzheimers Planning

The Dementia Journey: Solving Homecare Problems

Part Five – Care at Home Just Isn’t Working Very likely a time will come when the increasing needs of a dementia patient will exceed your capabilities to provide care ...

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Alzheimers Planning

The Dementia Journey: Caregiving at Home

Part Four: Your Support System, Caregiving at Home As we have discussed in our previous blogs, an unexpected dementia diagnosis can create a real roadblock on life’s journey.  The unexpected ...

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Alzheimers Planning

The Dementia Journey – Adapting the Home

Part Three – Home Adaptations An unexpected roadblock does not have to mean the end of your journey, you just need to plan a detour.  Whether you have received a ...

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Alzheimers Planning

The Dementia Journey:  Overcoming Financial Roadblocks

Part Two – Finances Adaptation is the key to turning a roadblock into a detour.  In our last article, we identified the three areas that you will need to navigate ...

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Alzheimers Planning

The Dementia Journey:  How to Change Roadblocks into Detours

Have you ever been on a road trip, a leisurely vacation, and come upon a roadblock: construction or something that turns into an unexpected detour?  If you are like me ...


Coronavirus Update: We are open and here for you

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses and organizations around the world to quickly change the way they operate over the course of just a few weeks or even days, ...

Elder Law

October is Long-Term Planning Month

Is your loved one in need of a different level of care? Maybe it is time to look at options for an assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing facility? ...

Van Dyck Law Client Reviews

“It was a pleasure working with Van Dyck Law & all of the associates I came into contact with. Everyone was efficient, professional and nice to work with. Fiona is wonderful to work with, as well as her staff.”

– Mary Ellen-Princeton, New Jersey

“Fiona is personable and presented hard to talk about Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills in a clear and understandable manner. She is well-informed and recommended highly by my husband and I. Her staff is just as personable and well versed in the Estate, Trusts, Will’s areas of law.”

– Vanessa and Michael of Hillsborough, NJ

"Fiona is professional and highly knowledgeable, but what sets her apart is her her ability to explain complex legal details in an easy to understand manner. She is friendly and patiently answered our many questions thoroughly. Her staff is equally friendly and responsive. And they accomplished all of this under virtual conditions! Very pleased with our experience."

-James and Sheri H.- Hopewell, NJ

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