At our first meeting, the Bratton Law team impressed us with their knowledge of the Medicaid process and their concern for our Mom. They explained how the process worked and outlined the timeline and information required. All this seemed very daunting but the Bratton Law team assured us that they would help and guide us every step along the way.
Based on our experience, the Medicaid application process is not for rookies and we would highly recommend the Bratton Law team. The team was knowledgeable, helpful, informative, attentive, accessible and responsive. And, whenever we had a question, they responded within 24 hours.
Bonni S. & Gerald F.
This note is to express our great appreciation for the work Bratton Law has done for our family.
We had the good fortune to meet Charles (Chris) Bratton at a presentation he was making at our parents Assisted Living Community.
More often than not, caring for the needs of aging parents requires a team effort. We continue to feel extremely fortunate that we selected Bratton Law to assist us with our parents’ needs. It is without hesitation and with great respect, admiration, and gratitude that we recommend them.
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 Law, 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 Law 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 Law 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 Law in both of those tasks was as good as I imagine it could be. For the Medicaid application, Bratton Law 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 Law’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 Law’s help in settling my aunt’s estate, I was especially impressed with the performance of one of Bratton Law’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 Law.
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