Another State Taxing a Trust

When it comes to the everyday life of an individual who has a developmental disability, life can be present unexpected obstacles not only for the individual, but for family and friends, as well.  The challenges are made easier through well-planned trusts which protect important government benefits, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and […]

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In Search of a Caregiver

I recently saw the following post in a private Facebook group for residents of my city: “Wanted ASAP: Live-in caregiver for adult woman with Cerebral Palsy and a developmental disability. Clearances mandatory. PM me for details.”  It gave me pause.  My first thought was that of concern for the person in need of caregiving.  To […]

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Elder Abuse and Exploitation – It can even happen to “Super Heroes”

In Stan Lee’s iconic story of “Spider-Man,” young Peter Parker fails to stop a robbery, which leads to the death of his uncle.  Thereafter, Peter is the crime-stopping Spider-Man.  Peter’s double life then centers on protecting others from abuse. Sadly, there has been recent news that Stan Lee was the victim of financial exploitation at […]

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Ensuring Good Nursing Home Care

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified about 80 nursing homes nationwide that are subject to increased oversight because the facilities have “substantially failed” to meet the required care standards and resident protections mandated by federal and state regulations. These facilities are part of CMS’s Special Focus Facilities Program and are subject to […]

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Why a Living Will is Important

Some clients are hesitant about signing a Living Will. Many believe that signing a Living Will is a death sentence and the doctor will not save them if they are in severe distress. Others believe signing a Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR) in a hospital is equivalent to a Living Will. However, a Living Will’s […]

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An Invitation to Hear Haley Moss, JD – Practicing Attorney and First Openly Identified Person with Autism Practicing Law in Florida

I’m honored to be on the Board of Milestones Autism Resources, which is featuring Haley Moss, JD, as one of the keynote speakers for the Milestones National Autism Conference.  Her address will be on June 12, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. Haley, an incredible spokesperson for the legal field and for persons with autism, is an […]

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No Privacy – the Brave New World of Social Media, Technology, and the Law

There’s no question that technology is changing our lives. Driverless cars, facial recognition, and medical breakthroughs are making the world a vastly different place than it was even 10 years ago. But how is technology changing the world of law? More to the point, what is the impact of technological developments on lawsuits, on the […]

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