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Robert F. Brogan

Brogan Law Group

Robert F. Brogan

Brogan Law Group

Robert F. Brogan

Brogan Law Group

Bob Brogan is President of the Brogan Law Group, a boutique practice focused exclusively on elder law, special needs planning and asset protection.  Bob primarily concentrates on Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Planning, Asset Preservation, as well as Estate & Trust Planning and Administration.

Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation, Bob has held leadership positions in the Elder and Special Needs field at the National and State level.  He is a nationally respected expert in analyzing public policy issues related to Medicaid Benefits and healthcare.

Bob is on the Board of Directors of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) and served as a Director on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).  Bob served as Chapter President of NJNAELA.  He was Chair of the Elder and Disability Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  Bob is also a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP), an invitation-only Council comprised of innovators in the profession guiding the future of Elder and Special Needs Law.  He Co-Chairs the SNA’s Public Policy Committee and Chaired the long-range planning committee. Bob served as Chair of the Ocean County Bar Association Elder Law Committee.  Bob has taught as an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C. and is pursuing his LL.M. in Tax at Villanova University.

Bob has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Magazine’s 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Editions, and has received an A-V Preeminent Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  He serves on the Public Policy Steering Committee of NAELA and was selected by the NAELA President to Chair the ABLE Act Task Force. The New Jersey State Bar Association has twice awarded him the Legislative Service Award for his lobbying efforts in the fields of elder law and special needs. NJNAELA honored him as Chapter Member of the Year Award for 2013.

Bob regularly lectures to other attorneys at the state and national level regarding Medicaid planning, asset protection planning and taxation, planning for people with special needs, and the policy impact of healthcare issues on seniors and those with special needs.  He has lobbied for positive legislative and regulatory developments on behalf of seniors and those with special needs at the state, Congressional and Presidential level.  He is the author of articles published by New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Suffolk University School of Law, Natinoal Business Institute, National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, the Special Needs Alliance and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Bob received his B.A., with high honors in journalism, from Rutgers College, where he was also an Eagleton Institute Associate in the political science department.  He received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School-Camden, where he participated in the Rutgers Elder Law Clinic, providing legal representation to impoverished seniors in Camden County.  He began his legal career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable William H. Huber, Presiding Judge of the Chancery Division, General Equity Part, of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Toms River. Bob’s proudest accomplishment is his role as the happily married father of eight wonderful home-schooled children.

Firm Description

We are a family-oriented law firm providing services to New Jersey clients in several areas of elder law and special needs law. Whether you are faced with the difficulties of a member transitioning to a nursing home, are attempting to understand the overwhelming rules relating to preserving Medicaid eligibility for someone with special needs, or are concerned with avoiding Estate Taxes, we are here to help.

The Brogan Law Group was founded by Robert F. Brogan, a Certified Elder Law Attorney, Past-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Elder & Disability Law Committee, Past-President of NJNAELA, a member of the Special Needs Alliance, and an accredited attorney by the United States Veterans Administration. We are driven by a strong desire to help people in a compassionate caring way.

We pride ourselves in guiding your family through life’s changes and look forward to helping you. Please feel free to schedule an initial consult with one of our attorneys.

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Tuesday 9:00 AM 4:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 3:30 PM

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74 Brick Boulevard
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Brick, NJ 08723

2002 NJ-70
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Manchester Township, NJ 08759

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Medicaid 101
What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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Medicaid Planning Strategies

Careful planning for potentially devastating long-term care costs can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children.

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Estate Recovery: Can Medicaid Take My House After I’m Gone?

If steps aren't taken to protect the Medicaid recipient's house from the state’s attempts to recover benefits paid, the house may need to be sold.

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Help Qualifying and Paying for Medicaid, Or Avoiding Nursing Home Care

There are ways to handle excess income or assets and still qualify for Medicaid long-term care, and programs that deliver care at home rather than in a nursing home.

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Most states have laws on the books making adult children responsible if their parents can't afford to take care of themselves.

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Applying for Medicaid

Applying for Medicaid is a highly technical and complex process, and bad advice can actually make it more difficult to qualify for benefits.

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Alternatives to Medicaid

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ElderLaw 101
Estate Planning

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

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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Estate Planning

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

We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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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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