LIVINGSTON, NJ - Through the telling of real life stories, Livingston attorney Yale Hauptman’s new book, "Be Nice to Me - I Pick Your Nursing Home: How to Provide for Your Parent's Care Without Going to the Poorhouse or the Nuthouse" guides families who are tackling a growing problem in this country: the need for long-term care and how to pay for it.

“Be Nice To Me…” is meant to educate, correct misconceptions, and motivate people to take action by having a plan in place so they’ll be  emotionally, psychologically, and financially prepared to cope with the most difficult times they'll ever live through.

The local kickoff event for the book is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at CareOne in Livingston.

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An attendee from Haputman's first book signing said “It was a pleasure to meet you. Funny, but I read most of your book on the flight(s) home. You write well, and it really does give me inspiration…”

Hauptman is a New Jersey and New York licensed attorney, who has been focused on elder law for more than 15 years. He has personally helped thousands of seniors and their families plan for the complicated and emotional journey through the long-term care system. He has been featured in both local and national media including The Bergen Record, The Newark Star-Ledger, and Financial Advisor Magazine, among others.

A graduate of Rutgers University and Albany Law School, he is a member of the Essex County Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a frequent lecturer on elder law topics to attorneys, financial and health-care professionals, and the general public.

For more information about “Be Nice To Me – I Pick Your Nursing Home,” contact Hauptman & Hauptman at 973-994-2287 or, or at