You are invited to attend our upcoming Free Seminar – “Planning for the Catastrophic Costs of Long-Term Care” on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 4:00 PM at the  Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli,  242 St. Paul Street, Westfield, NJ 07090. Light food and drink will be served. Please join Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq., Certified Elder Law.. read more →

A federal district court ruled that banks cannot foreclose on surviving spouses of reverse mortgage holders when the spouses are unable to pay off the mortgages. Bennett v. Donovan, Civil Action No. 11-0498 (District of Columbia, September 30, 2013) The case involved the surviving spouses of three individuals, each of whom who took out a.. read more →

Matter of Mildred B. Trocolor involved a dispute between two of the decedent’s adult children who were co-executors of the decedent’s estate. The decedent’s daughter, Daryl, brought the lawsuit, alleging that, while the decedent, Mildred B. Trocolor, was alive, the defendants, her brother Robert and his wife, Genevieve, stole substantial sums of money from the.. read more →

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has left elderly borrowers vulnerable to abusive lending practices, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The study raises concerns about the adequacy of consumer protections for reverse mortgage borrowers, who are sometimes subjected to misleading marketing and inappropriate cross-selling of other financial.. read more →