The Reading Law Firm LLC

Nancy Heslin Reading

Nancy Heslin Reading Esq.

Elder law often involves working with families, either because parents come in as clients and want to name their children as executors, health care representatives, trustees, etc…or because the grown children come in, worried that their aging parents need a long term care plan or tax plan and have nothing in place. Other times, disputes within the family lead to contests over who should be appointed guardian or contests over which will should be probated. For each client the task is to listen to his or her concerns and shape a solution that fits his or her needs and resources by selecting from a range of legal options. Along the way, we enjoy our clients and the process of getting to know them. We feel very blessed that we get to do what we do.

Practice Areas

  • Wills and Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianships
  • Medicaid Applications
  • Nursing Home Rights
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Asset Protection
  • Conservatorships
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Appellate Practice


  • New Jersey, 2001
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2002
  • United States Supreme Court, 2006

Law School

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2001
    Presidential Scholar, 1998-99, Faculty Scholar, 2000-2001


  • Yale University, M.Div. ‘81
  • Hampshire College - B.A., 1976 State of Connecticut Scholar


  • Sussex County Bar Association – President 2013-2014
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Greater Sussex Estate Planning Council, Steering Committee
  • SCARC Guardianship Services Board
  • Womens Attorneys of Sussex County – Coordinator
  • Saint Thomas Aquin Parish, Ogdensburg
  • Sussex County Senior Services Advisory Council
  • Newton Medical Center Bioethics Committee
  • Lake Mohawk Country Club

Of Note

  • 2013 Vivere Christus Award
  • 2009 Law Day Award Winner
  • Law Clerk, Appellate Division, Honorable Lorraine Parker, J.A.D.
  • Judicial Intern, the Honorable Katharine Sweeney Hayden, U.S.D.J.
  • Seton Hall Legislative Law Journal
  • Law Clerk,  Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law and Public Safety,
    State of  New Jersey
  • Accredited Veterans Administration Attorney
  • Instructor on Elder Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Presenter, Worrall F. Mountain American Inns of Court

Nancy grew up locally in Lake Mohawk where she presently lives with her husband and two children.



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