U.S. Senate passes the Special Needs Fairness Act!

  |  September 15, 2015

As Special Needs Attorneys, we often utilize a useful planning tool called a first-party Supplemental Needs Trust (“SNT”).  A first-party SNT is funded with the assets of an individual with special needs.  The Trust can then provide that individual with services and items that are not covered under any government benefits that he/she might be... Read More

Protecting Your Family Legacy

  |  August 27, 2015

When I inform people that I am an attorney, it is always followed by the, “oh, what kind of lawyer are you?” question.  When I tell people that I am an Elder Law attorney, it is often followed by a tilting of the head, quizzical look and question, “what is that?” It is usually at... Read More

Why do I need a will?

  |  August 27, 2015

Often times I am asked, “Why do I need a will? Won’t my stuff pass to my family anyway?”  While the answer is yes, your assets will pass to your family, without a will issues might arise that would be avoided with the creation of a will.  For example, there might be a disagreement as to... Read More