Faced with the problem of having to place a Love one into a nursing facility is a stressful, emotional ordeal for the entire family. Where are the places close to the family that are safe, caring and affordable? What will happen to our home and the funds we saved for our retirement? How can I provide for others in the family? What effect will This have on our children and there lives?
These and many more questions were answered in a clear understandable way when we met Charles Bratton from Bratton Scott, Estate & Elder Care Planning Attorneys. They lifted the burden from our shoulders and guided us in finding a secure friendly facility for our Loved one and provided the legal documents to protect the family from future issues that might come up. The legal work aside, their Care Coordinator Anne a Markel-Crozier works to see all that has been planned is done.
Thank you Bratton Scott for helping us.
Our family had retained your firm in April of 2016, to help us apply for Medicaid for our aging parents. Brittany was my main contact and was wonderful to work with and got our parents the coverage that was needed. Brittany has the had the patience of a Saint while guiding me with paperwork and answering my many questions. After the first year, we did not hesitate to renew our contract and she is still always available and promptly cares for our needs. We made a good choice when choosing this firm.
Chris helped me and my wife out with putting together a will shortly after our daughter was born. Not only is he friendly, he thoroughly explained everything to make sure we had the best setup possible. I would recommend Chris for all of your life planning needs. He's an incredible resource!!!
Mr. Bratton helped us put together a great estate plan that will protect our assets and provide for our son should anything happen. He spent time with us going over various options and advised us on the best plan that is right for our family. Estate planning can be very complicated but Mr. Bratton made it easy for us to understand and helped us make the right choices. I would definitely recommend Mr. Bratton and his law firm.
I highly recommend Mr. Bratton for estate planning. Our family of 4 moved from out of state to NJ and shortly thereafter had another baby. Our will needed to be updated and Bratton Scott had been recommended. Mr. Bratton spent a significant amount of time with us discussing our will, but also many options, including a trust, in order to best protect our family and assets. He explained the complicated laws and guided us through every step of our estate plan. My husband and I feel comforted that these documents are in place and Mr. Bratton made the process easier than we expected.
Great firm. We refer matters to Chris and John and the entire firm is professional, compassionate, and hard working!
We are sincerely grateful to have found not only a excellent attorney, but also someone who is caring and understanding. He and his staff are a rare find. We couldn’t be happier with our experience.
I have retained Chris Brattons experience for my Last Will and Testament". Chris took all of the complexity away from the process and worked with me to complete my will so it was easy to follow. Chris is also helping me fill out the papers needed for my closing on my new carriage. I find the whole agency to be extremely professional and easy to deal with.
I used Mr. Bratton between January 2016 and March 2017 to help me first with my elderly aunt’s Medicaid application and later with settling her estate. The work was a little more cumbersome than usual, as my aunt lived in New Jersey and I in Virginia. Nevertheless, my experience with Bratton Scott in both of those tasks was as good as I imagine it could be. For the Medicaid application, Bratton Scott charged a standard, fixed fee, which was pretty high, but I believe my aunt got her money’s worth. There were lots of complications (in my opinion—perhaps not in Bratton Scott’s) and the process took over six months, but at the end the state of New Jersey approved my aunt’s application, for which I was grateful.
For Bratton Scott’s help in settling my aunt’s estate, I was especially impressed with the performance of one of Bratton Scott’s lawyers, Brittany Tedesco. Besides being very knowledgeable, she was extremely patient and cooperative with me--despite all my naïve questions. And the firm’s fee was most reasonable, very much within the capability of the estate to pay. For that I’m eternally grateful, as the Medicaid requirements forced the assets of the estate to be minimal.
If in the future I should need legal help in New Jersey, I will again turn to Bratton Scott.
It has been a pleasure to work with Justin during very difficult times. He treated us fairly, with compassion and human understanding. I would highly recommend his fantastic services to others! Thanks Justin!
I truly see and feel the value of working with true professionals. Hiring an eldercare firm has been one of the best decisions we have made since engaging on all matters related to moving my mother.
A.B. & N.B.
As an unmarried same-sex couple, we were searching for someone who specializes in estates, wills and trusts and who also has an up-to-date knowledge of the changing laws regarding situations like ours.
Chris Bratton understood completely. He was extremely supportive, making us feel at home and well taken care of.
Carol & Robert B.
Mr. Bratton far, FAR exceeded our expectations, and my expectations are high! We had a peace of mind that we were comfortable with our future, knowing we are safe and our affairs are really in order.
Frank & Dolores
Professional, engaging, polite. A pleasure to do business with.
I have worked with Chris Bratton and his team to help identify and resolve current and potential estate issues. Chris is not only very well versed, but also patient and thorough in communicating quite difficult concepts and information in a manner in which my clients can understand and feel comfortable about. It is clear that Chris works hard to deliver solutions that are truly in the best interest of his clients and their families.
Thank you both for helping me start a new lease on life. I’m still finding my way without my late husband Louie, but this has been a great relief
Matt and Morgan
Before contacting Chris Bratton, we were apprehensive of the process as we felt that it would be very confusing. However, after working together, we have found relief and safety in knowing that our children, their wellbeing, and their future are planned for.
I hesitated working with an elder law attorney due to concerns about costs and timelines to implement needed steps. After working with Chris Bratton and his team, I’ve gained tremendous clarity on what we were pursuing, how we’d achieve it and when it would happen
I had contacted Justin Scott regarding my Mom’s situation. My Mom is 90 years old and was living independently. She was beginning to need additional care and also was running very low on funds. Justin was very helpful in explaining that my Mom would be eligible for Medicaid for assisted living. He is very knowledgeable about the process and answered all my questions quickly and accurately. It is a very stressful process in trying to care for an aging parent and trying to make sure he/she receives good care as well as worrying about the cost. Justin was able to reassure me that all would be OK. His expertise in this area combined with a very caring, patient, and diligent personality made navigating the Medicaid process much easier. I am very grateful to Justin for his help.
Justin Scott is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to elder law and estate planning. It is a complex area of the law and he has really mastered it. I am more than pleased with his work in regards to quality and expediency. I highly recommend him to anyone needing guidance in this area.
Justin genuinely cared about my case and he laid out a plan that made a huge difference for my family. I am really thankful he helped my family. I interviewed other attorneys but he was truly incredible. Highly recommend.
When my widower father suffered a bad fall, and was subsequently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I knew that I’d need help placing him in a facility that could not only care for his physical needs, but his psychological needs as well. With the help of Justin, we were not only able to find the perfect long-term care placement for my father, but we were also able to navigate the difficult waters presented by Medicaid, and the estate planning that is required by that program. In all honesty, Justin is not merely my attorney, but a friend as well. He has calmed my nerves and eased my fears on more than one occasion, even going well beyond the scope of mere estate planning and Medicaid placement. Not only is Justin a fantastic attorney, but he is an excellent, compassionate, and caring human being as well!
When my son, who has Cystic Fibrosis and CF related diabetes, was suddenly and unexpectedly removed from his Medicaid program, we were devastated and frightened not knowing where we would get the resources to pay for his extremely high priced prescriptions. Justin was the attorney who handled our case. From the very beginning, he proved to be very thorough and experienced with navigating the process of reversing the Medicaid decision. However, it was his apparent kind, caring nature that made us feel the most at ease. Justin was successful in securing a continuation of benefits for my son, and we are extremely grateful for having his expertise during this most stressful ongoing process. Thank you, Justin!
I do not know what we would have done without Justin. My elderly parents needed guidance with estate planning, end of life issues, finances, and navigating the red tape of medicare, medicaid, social security, and the VA. Justin not only completed a full package of legal documents and a trust - but also created a plan for my parents to find a safe place to live out their final years and a way to afford it. I highly recommend Justin Scott to anyone who needs a smart, honest, and experienced Elder Law attorney (he also helped us close on a condo for my mother - so he can also handle real estate!).
Justin L. Scott helped me through an unexpected death in my family. He was patient, kind, understanding and informed me of things I would not have have knowledge of. I was completely comfortable and trusted Justin thorough this difficult time. He is an inspiration to his profession.
Justin Scott is knowledgeable and kind. I am working with him on the process of settling my mom's estate. When you are dealing with the estate of someone you love and took care of, it is a process filled with many emotions. Justin understands. I have been very pleased with his knowledge and handling of all matters, but it is his manner and understanding of how difficult this process can be that has made this all tolerable for me. Knowledge and kindness is a great combination to find in someone you are working with on such important matters.
I am a senior and former self employed business person. I have dealt with many lawyers over a period of forty years. I am also taking care of a sister in a nursing home. Due to these circumstances I required an elder attorney. I live in Florida and my sister is in Jersey. I hired Price and Price who Justin is affiliated with. We have been working together for several months now. He calls, returns my e mails and does not delay when I need letters or paperwork. I can not speak highly enough about Justin Scott. The best part is I know he is taking care of not only my sister but me too. I feel he is more like a friend, then my lawyer. When I feel like giving up he reassured me all will be okay. I am sorry this is so long, but I can not say enough about him or the company he works for.