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Should a Special Needs Trust Pay for Medical Marijuana?

2019-10-01T16:22:16+00:00

The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Kyle Ashley Moore, who practices with the law firm of Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell & Moore, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He focuses on special needs planning, elder law and estate planning.

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Should a Special Needs Trust Pay for Medical Marijuana?2019-10-01T16:22:16+00:00

Is Self-Employment Right for You?

2019-10-21T18:40:47+00:00

This post was co-authored  by John Kitchen, Esq., and Janet L. Lowder, CELA.  John has law offices in Auburn and Laconia, New Hampshire. His practice areas include special needs trusts (SNTs), powers of attorney, wills and revocable trusts for individuals who have a family member or friend with disabilities. Janet’s firm is headquartered in Cleveland, with several other offices throughout the state. She focuses on estate planning for the elderly and for individuals with special needs and is recognized for her knowledge of Medicaid.

Is Self-Employment Right for You?2019-10-21T18:40:47+00:00

Guardianship Should Be a Last Resort

2019-09-09T11:35:42+00:00

This post was written by former Special Needs Alliance president Katherine N. Barr, Esq., a member of Sirote & Permutt’s Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Practice Group, Birmingham, Alabama.  Much of her practice involves special needs planning, through which she assists clients in providing for a family member in a way that does not jeopardize government benefits.  She is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and has been cited in The Best Lawyers in America©.

Guardianship Should Be a Last Resort2019-09-09T11:35:42+00:00

Full Funding of the IDEA Critical for Our Children

2019-10-01T17:38:03+00:00

By Linda M. Gorczynski, Esq. It's critical that we get increased funding for special education services in order to meet the needs of students with disabilities and achieve compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Attempts have been made to make legislative changes for years, but it hasn't happened. We all need to [...]

Full Funding of the IDEA Critical for Our Children2019-10-01T17:38:03+00:00

Financial Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities

2019-07-05T13:21:29+00:00

This installment of The Voice was written by Special Needs Alliance member Elizabeth L. Gray, CELA, a principal with the firm of McCandlish Lillard, with offices in Fairfax and Leesburg, Virginia. She has practiced special needs and elder law for over 20 years and has been listed in Best Lawyers of America annually since 2012. She also sits on the board of directors of Brain Injury Services.

Financial Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities2019-07-05T13:21:29+00:00

Letter of Intent Gives Valuable Advice to Future Caregivers

2019-07-05T13:28:43+00:00

By Glynis A. Ritchie, Esq. Parents of children with special needs have lots on their plates. When it comes to estate planning, the tasks at hand can be complicated, and the choices parents have to make – how to provide for their child’s needs when they are not around and whom to name as fiduciaries [...]

Letter of Intent Gives Valuable Advice to Future Caregivers2019-07-05T13:28:43+00:00

Tax Law Changes for Those with Disabilities

2019-07-30T12:06:44+00:00

This edition of the Voice was written by SNA member, Robert B. Fleming. Robert is a partner in the Tucson, Arizona law firm of Fleming & Curti, PLC. He is a long-time member of the Special Needs Alliance and frequently speaks on special needs issues to lawyers and family members all over the country. You can subscribe to his newsletter and podcast at www.elder-law.com.

Tax Law Changes for Those with Disabilities2019-07-30T12:06:44+00:00

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