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PLANNING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN IN A FAMILY LAW SETTING

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA In planning for special needs children, careful analysis must be made of the child’s immediate needs and also of the additional needs of the child after the surviving parent is deceased.  The place to begin is with the development of a Life Plan.  The components of a Life…

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PLANNING FOR SPOUSES WITH DISABILITIES IN A FAMILY LAW SETTING

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA In planning for spouses with disabilities in a Family Law setting careful analysis must be made of the spouse’s immediate needs and also what, if any, public benefits the spouse is receiving or may be entitled to receive in the near future.  Financial issues impacting the spouse would…

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FREQUENTLY OVERLOOKED PUBLIC BENEFITS FOR PERSONAL INJURY VICTIMS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA and Emily Schurr             Frequently personal injury victims are seriously injured and completely unable to work, are seriously injured but are limited in the work they can perform or are simply personal injury victims who never could perform a high level of work.  There are a number of…

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GALLARDO V. MARSTILLER: ARE THERE MEDICAID SET-ASIDES IN OUR FUTURE?

By Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA and Emily Schurr Background             In the case of Gallardo v. Marstiller, U.S. Supreme Court No. 20-1263 (June 6, 2022), Gianinna Gallardo, a thirteen-year-old girl, sustained a permanent disability when she was struck by a truck as she stepped off of her Florida school bus.  She has been in…

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