Dan Stone is an Associate in Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Elder Law, Trusts & Estates, and Special Needs Practice Groups, where he focuses on Estate Litigation, Estate Administration, Guardianships, Estate Planning, and Asset Preservation.

Dan earned his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall Law School and his B.A. in Philosophy from Boston University. While in Law School, Dan was active in the Mock Trial program and worked as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable John D. O’Dwyer, P.J.Cv., in the Bergen Vicinage of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Civil Part.

Dan is proud to be a third-generation attorney in Essex County and looks forward to continuing to assist the community in which he was raised. In his personal life, Dan enjoys being physically active, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.

Seton Hall Law School, J.D.

Boston University, B.A. Philosophy

The Importance of Charitable Beneficiary Planning: Lessons from the Matter of the Estate of Heinecke

April 5, 2024

The recent Appellate Division decision, In the Matter of the Estate of Heinecke, serves as an important warning to those who have named charitable organizations as beneficiaries in their Last Will and Testament.  The case also illustrates the applicability of the legal doctrine known as Cy Pres. Understanding Cy Pres Doctrine: Cy Pres is an […]

Medicaid Alert: Changes to Medicaid’s Penalty Divisor Effective April 1, 2024

April 1, 2024

Beginning April 1, 2024, the State of New Jersey will increase the Medicaid penalty divisor to $440.10 per day, as compared to the previous penalty divisor of $384.57 in 2023. See Medicaid Communication No. 24-03. The Medicaid divisor is used to determine the period of ineligibility for individuals and couples who have transferred assets for […]

Advantage Alert: How to Navigate Open Enrollment for Medicare Advantage Plans

March 8, 2024

Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage Plans will run from January 1, 2024 to March 31, 2024, giving members the option to switch plans or move back to Original Medicare. Understanding Medicare Advantage Plans Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes known as “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by private companies approved by Medicare. The two most […]

A Message for New Jersey Seniors: Senior Freeze Program Applications Are En Route

February 22, 2024

On February 12, 2024, the State of New Jersey began sending applications for The Senior Freeze Program to eligible senior citizens. The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled individuals for property tax increases on their principal residence, meaning the home you own and continually occupy as your permanent residence.   Reimbursements are […]

Elder Law and Special Needs Newsletter: February 2024 Issue

February 16, 2024

Our February Elder Law and Special Needs newsletter is now available! In this issue, our attorneys delve into timely topics such as recent legislative developments in New Jersey. Specifically, we explore new laws designed to support drivers with Autism, as well as initiatives establishing “Presumptive Eligibility” under Medicaid’s Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Program. Stay […]

Driving Inclusively: The New Law Benefiting Autistic Drivers in New Jersey

January 15, 2024

In 2024, autistic motorists in New Jersey, as well as their parents/Guardians, will be able to request that their autism diagnoses be notated on their driver’s license. This notation will appear as a code in the “restrictions” column of the driver’s license. This new law, originally passed in May of 2023, is intended to alert […]

A New Year’s Upgrade to Prescription Benefits for the Elderly and Disabled

January 8, 2024

New Jersey has several programs to assist seniors with the costs of their prescription medications. For instance, the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) Program, created in 1975, provides prescription medications for low-income elderly and disabled persons at reduced cost. Senior Gold, created in 2001, offers prescription benefits to seniors whose earnings exceed […]

Elder Law and Special Needs Newsletter: January 2024 Issue

January 3, 2024

ICYMI: The January issue of our Elder Law and Special Needs newsletter is hot off the press today! In this issue, our attorneys cover industry hot topics including Richard Miller’s recent article in Insurance NewsNet discussing beneficiary designations. Read the full newsletter here.

Remote Witnessing: The Shifting Legal Landscape for Health Care Proxies and Wills

December 19, 2023

A health care agent is the person you designate to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable to make such decisions yourself. Appointing a trusted friend or family member as your agent ensures your health care providers follow your wishes. For example, a Health Care Proxy can authorize the implementation […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC to Host 1st Annual Elder Law Day

February 12, 2024

The Elder Law Practice Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC will be hosting our 1st Annual Elder Law Day at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ on Friday, March 22nd from 8:30am until noon. Elder Law Day aims to empower individuals involved in caring for and assisting the elderly and disabled, whether they are […]