Chris Bratton founded Bratton Law Group to focus on estate planning and elder and disability law.
Chris Bratton, Managing Attorney and Founder of Bratton Law Group, knows how difficult it can be to lose a loved one – especially when they don’t leave behind any estate documents.
After losing his mother, who had no estate documents in place, he created a law firm to focus on estate planning and elder law – which helps people of all ages and disabilities. “I learned how important it is to have a plan and have estate documents in place, because if you don’t the State will,” says Chris. “The plan and documents not only represent your goals and wishes but also give your family something to follow should a crisis occur.”
Bratton Law Helps Clients to Plan Ahead
Over the years, Bratton Law Group has expanded its services to include life care planning after Chris and his team felt that their clients were not getting enough support with healthcare advocacy.
“We were handling all the legal needs of our clients but decided that we need to also be able to help them with whatever they need as they age,” said Anne Crozier, Director of Elder Care Coordination. “We understand the law, their rights and their situation so we are able to present them with care options for their situation so that they can make an informed decision.”
Bratton Law Group Services
• Estate Planning: this encompasses anything from wills, trusts, power of attorneys, healthcare power of attorneys, living wills, tax planning and more.
• Life Care Planning: The Firm takes a more holistic approach to long term care by not only having a legal team in place but also having a health interdisciplinary team in place which includes nurses, social workers, physical therapist consultants, and certified dementia practitioners. The team works together to ensure the client has a continuum of care.
• Elder Law: Bratton Law Group can help with asset protection, Medicaid applications and more.
• Special Needs Planning: For parents who have a special needs or disabled child it is important for them to know their child will be cared for when they are gone. Bratton Law Group can help provide peace of mind by setting up specials trusts and guardianships.
“In New Jersey, if you are over the age of 18, no one can make a decision for you if it’s not documented,” says Chris. “Our goal is to make sure that our clients make those decisions and have those documents before it’s too late.”
If you are interested in learning about the options available to you and how Bratton Law Group can help, set up a consultation with them or stop by their table at the Ability Fair on Wednesday, July 24.
“We are providing a road map for our clients, which plans for all the what ifs, crises and more. We know that people have knee-jerk reactions when a crisis strikes so we want to make sure that all the legal and financial elements are planned for so that the family doesn’t have to worry as much,” says Anne. “All of our staff from our lawyers to our health care team really serve as an extension of our client’s families.”