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Jaclyn Healey

Jaclyn Healey

  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Jaclyn Healey earned her Bachelors degree at Ramapo College in just two and a half years before moving on to Law School. While at Ramapo she served as an officer for many organizations on campus and competed in Moot Court. Mrs. Healey earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School where she also received her Certification in Corporate and Business Law. Mrs. Healey is a member Phi Delta Phi, she served as Vice-Magister during her time at Rutgers. She also served in the Rutgers Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic where she helped to represent incapacitated persons in guardianship matters, and acted as in-house counsel for a variety of local business and organizations.

Mrs. Healey worked for the Honorable Travis L. Francis, A.J.S.C. Also, she volunteered with a Deaf Advocacy lawyer while she was at Rutgers. She then Clerked for the Honorable James F. Hyland, J.S.C. where she handled, Juvenile criminal matters, Mass Tort Litigation, and a variety of Civil Litigation issues. Now, at Wolfe Ossa Law, Mrs. Healey has helped clients with Guardianship matters, Palimony Litigation, Trusts, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Business Law
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law clerk
New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex County
Law clerk to the Honorable James F. Hyland, J.S.C.
Clinical Student
Rutgers Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic
Represented clients in tax and contract matters. Acted as in-house counsel for a variety of organizations. Drafted pleadings, motions, and correspondence to adversaries and clients. Negotiated settlements and appeared in court on behalf of clients, including oral arguments.
New Jersey Superior Court, Middlsex County
Interned for the Honorable Travis Francis, A.J.S.C.
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
J.D. (2016) | Law
Honors: Certification in Corporate and Business Law; Recognition for Pro Bono Hours
Activities: Phi Delta Phi; Phi Alpha Delta; Mentor
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Ramapo College
B.A. (2012) | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Dean's List
Activities: Alpha Omicron Pi; Peer Facilitator; Moot Court
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Professional Associations
Phi Delta Phi
Vice Magister
- Current
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Phi Alpha Delta
- Current
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Corporate and Business Law
Rutgers School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. My 100 year old Mom is living at home with a 24 hour caregiver.Her home is in a life estate with myself and 2 sisters
A: You won't. We never recommend that people pay their parent's medical bills, because there is no guarantee that you will be reimbursed. If your mom cannot afford the care, I would look into getting her on Medicaid.
Q. Am I responsible for my mom's, she lived in my home, medical debt after she has passed away ? I live in NJ
A: It depends who signed the contracts.
Q. How do I get my brother to pay some of my elderly parent's expenses - I can't afford the cost of care by myself.
A: You don't. Apply for Medicaid. Do NOT cover the bills out of your own pocket, you will NOT be reimbursed. Apply for Medicaid and they'll cover the bills.
Q. If I become power of attorney for my dad and he is unable to pay for his nursing home fees, will I then become liable?
A: Not unless you sign as an individual, as opposed to signing as POA for your dad.
Q. How much will medicaid cover for assisted living?
A: Assuming that you qualify for Medicaid, they cover whatever your income doesn't. So if you have $1,500 /month from social security and your assisted living is $7,000 /month, Medicaid will cover $5,000. This is a VERY basic example, there are a couple other factors that come in to play, but I think the answer your looking for is, whatever you can't.
Q. My sister was a resident of NJ, died in NJ, will drawn up in NYC when she was in the hospital. Can we probate in NJ?
A: Yes, she was a NJ Resident
Q. I am the executor of a will that was filed in NJ. Do I have to supply the heirs details of all financial transactions?
A: Depends. Towards the end of the probate process you do an "accounting" which lays out all of the money that has come in and gone out of the Estate. If all of the beneficiaries agree you can waive this, and just go straight to the R&R bonds.
Q. what is the form used in Probate Court to "file a Motion"?
A: You would file a motion the same way you would in Civil court, it would just go the Judge who handles Probate. Examples can be found on the County Court's website.
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Contact & Map
Wolfe Ossa Law
441 Main St.
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Telephone: (732) 548-5400