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Charles C. Bratton, II Esq. LL.M

Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys

Charles C. Bratton, II Esq. LL.M

Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys

Charles C. Bratton, II Esq. LL.M

Bratton Estate & Elder Care Attorneys

CHARLES C. BRATTON, II is a founding member of Bratton Law, LLC and practices estate planning and administration, elder law, disability planning, business succession planning, estate litigation, life care planning, and veterans’ benefits with the firm, which has locations in Haddonfield NJ, Philadelphia PA, Moorestown, Linwood, and Ewing, New Jersey.

Mr. Bratton is chair of the trust, estates and elder law division of the firm and counsels clients with regard to estate planning, asset preservation, and Medicaid qualification issues as well as advising professionals in these matters.

Mr. Bratton is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, is an accredited attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs and is past Trustee and Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the Camden County Bar Association. He received his B.S. degree, cum laude, from Southeastern Louisiana University and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University: Camden, New Jersey. In addition Bratton received his LL.M. (Masters in Estate Planning and Elder Law) from Western New England University in 2014.

Firm Description

Protecting what matters most. We are not your typical law firm. Through our specialized service and compassionate attorneys and social workers, we pride ourselves on our core values- compassion and advocacy. We help protect what matters most to you. Even as professionals, we never lose sight of why we do this, we get it, we all have something to protect and we understand how important it is. Each person’s needs are different, for one it may be your children or house and another their aging parent. Before we advise, we listen. We explain your options and guide you toward making a decision that is in your best personal and financial interests and provide the protection and care you deserve. 

The experienced attorneys and care coordinators at Bratton Estate & Elder Care focus exclusively in specialized practice areas –elder law, life care planning, estate planning, asset protection, and tax. By concentrating our knowledge and expertise in these niche areas, we are able to make and maintain important personal and professional connections necessary to advise our clients. We feel strongly about our core values-compassion and advocacy. Before we advise, we listen. We listen to your goals, your difficulties and your stories. We analyze your options and guide you toward making a decision that is in your best personal and financial interests and provide the protection and care you deserve.  For more information about Bratton Law, visit brattonlawgroup.com or call our Haddonfield office 856-857-6007.

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Haddonfield, NJ 08033

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Ewing, NJ 08628

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Linwood, NJ 08221

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Guardianship/Conservatorship

Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

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Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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Grandchildren

Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Health Care Decisions

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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Medicare

Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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Retirement Planning

We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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Senior Living

Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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Social Security

Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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Special Needs Planning

Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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Veterans Benefits

Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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