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THE TEAM APPROACH TO RESOLVING POST-SETTLEMENT ISSUES IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA             Once the Personal Injury Attorney has assisted a client in achieving a personal injury recovery, there is often other work that needs to be done.  Victims of personal injuries often require the services of a team of professionals to piece their lives back together.  The Personal Injury…

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USE OF SEPARATE LIST OR MEMORANDUM FOR THE DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA The New Jersey Probate law permits the use of a separate writing or memorandum to dispose of your tangible personal property.  If you wish to use such a writing or memorandum rather than itemize various items of tangible personal property in your Will, you should know and follow…

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My Client Received A Personal Injury Settlement, He Is On Medicaid, Does He Need A Special Needs Trust? – Begley Report

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA GENERAL An extremely important source of funding for medical needs for persons with disabilities is Medicaid.  When a person is receiving Medicaid, the first question is whether a Special Needs Trust (SNT) is required.  There are a number of pathways to Medicaid.  If the individual’s Medicaid is means-tested,…

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Veterans Administration Aid And Attendance Benefits – Begley Report

INTRODUCTION “America’s veterans deserve the best health care and compensation system we can provide.”  (Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, News Release, February 3, 2003).  While there are several different commonly known types of VA benefits available to veterans or widow(er)s of veterans, most people are unaware of the benefits available to senior citizens who…

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