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Tag Archives: Special Needs Trust
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May the National Elder Law Month. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and … Continue reading
Many clients who initially come to visit me regarding their estate plan say “I need a Will” or “I need to update my existing Will.” They automatically assume that since they don’t have a taxable estate (since the estate exemption … Continue reading
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) introduced the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2013 on May 23, 2013 (H.R. 2123). According to a press release from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the bill would allow people with disabilities … Continue reading
Millions of people are affected by dementia. Unfortunately, many of dementia sufferers do not have all their estate planning affairs in order before the symptoms start. If you or a loved one has dementia, it may not be too late … Continue reading
The annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference brought together healthcare professionals and scientists to present the latest research on Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, the disease not only affects the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, but also the 15 million-plus Americans who … Continue reading
For the ninth consecutive year, Genworth surveyed long term care service providers throughout the nation to analyze the current cost of long term care services. In doing so, Genworth recognized several emerging trends: 1) The cost of long term care … Continue reading
No family wants to have a discussion about the possibility of a devastating occurrence which may leave a loved one mentally or physically debilitated; however, it is one of the more important discussions to be had amongst loved ones. On … Continue reading
Do you have a loved one who has started missing appointments or forgetting to pay bills and suspect that Alzheimer’s may be the prognosis on the horizon? Before you jump to conclusions, you may want to take a step back … Continue reading
We all want to be millionaires, but the truth is most of us don’t have more than $5 million in assets. That’s why when we hear about the tax changes that President Obama and Congress hammered out in the final … Continue reading