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Linda J. Peterson

Practice Areas

  • Elder Planning
  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Directives/Living Wills
  • Trusts
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Accredited Veterans Benefits Attorneys

Linda J. Peterson

Of counsel

Senior citizens face many complex issues, which can easily become overwhelming.  With a broad understanding of these challenges, I help guide my clients in maintaining their independence, creating a legacy to pass on to future generations, and planning for the future possibility of nursing home care.  I founded my practice on the belief that seniors deserve compassionate counseling and practical advice during a potentially difficult time.  Whether you need to start thinking about how to protect your home, how to pay for care, or how to qualify for Medicaid and Veterans benefits, I can offer you skilled legal guidance as you plan for tomorrow. I navigate the complex areas of long-term care, incapacity and estate planning, and work with you to craft the best plan for you and your family.

Linda graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BA in Psychology.  She has a Masters in Political Science/International Affairs from Rutgers University, and attended London School of Economics.  She earned her law degree from Rutgers School of Law–Newark.  She also holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from Fairleigh Dickenson University.  Linda’s extensive knowledge on the interplay between financial planning, law and government benefits, along with her compassionate nature, make her uniquely qualified to counsel clients on the complexities of estate and long-term care planning.

She is licensed in New Jersey and New York.  She is also an Accredited Veterans Benefits Attorney.  Linda is member of the NJ State Bar Association.  When not practicing law, Linda is an avid world traveler and enjoys spending time with her rescued box-hound.

Education

  • B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Psychology)
  • M.A. Rutgers University (Political Science/International Affairs)
  • J.D. Rutgers School of Law-Newark
  • Certificate – Fairleigh Dickenson University (Financial Planning)

Courts Admitted

  • State Courts: New Jersey, New York
  • Federal Courts: United District Court for District of New Jersey

Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association