As a licensed attorney in the State of New Jersey (currently inactive in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), a Certified Public Accountant in the States of New Jersey and Florida as well as a holder of the ChFC® and CLU® designations from The American College, Darren has the qualifications, desire and commitment to assist you and your family. Through personal experiences of his mother dealing with dementia and Parkinson's; witnessing the effects of his uncle's Alzheimer's affliction and its impact on the family; and his sister becoming permanently disabled, Darren became interested in Elder Law and Special Needs Planning.
With the onset of dementia and Parkinson's, Darren's mother was concerned about ending up in a nursing home and started to “spend down” her assets. This proved to be an unnecessary and wasteful plan as Darren was able to assist his mother in uncovering the fact that she had converted a group long-term care insurance policy upon retirement to an individual policy. That policy enabled the family to help cover a significant portion of the costs incurred prior to her passing.
Throughout his career, Darren has been a frequent speaker on various topics including social security, taxes, and estate planning. In addition, he has authored numerous articles that have appeared in professional journals. Darren has taught graduate tax classes on Estate and Gift Taxation, Federal Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates, and S Corporations. In addition to formal education, he continually challenges himself to learn and grow so that he can use that knowledge to make a difference in the lives of his clients.
Darren obtained his B.S. in Accounting and J.D. from Seton Hall University. He also has a Masters in Taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University where he was inducted into Tau Alpha Chi, a national tax honor society.
On a personal note, Darren has been married for 25-years. He and his wife have two daughters and two dogs. Darren belongs to the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Knights of Columbus and is a supporter of the Alzheimer's Association and St. Vicent DePaul's.
Mills Elder Law LLC understands the importance of planning for the future. We focus on educating, problem solving and planning for mid-life couples, families of individuals with special needs and seniors. Our firm is committed to educating clients about what they can and should do to prepare for long-term care and/or protect a loved one after they are gone. Often, long-term care planning is overlooked and families with a special needs dependent do not plan soon enough. We service clients in Monmouth and Ocean County New Jersey; we put your best interests first by providing advice to secure the best possible future for you and your family.
Tell us about your special needs issue and we will put you in touch with Darren J. Mills