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The Impact Of Fundraisers On Beneficiaries With Disabilities – Begley Report

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA CRISIS AND KINDNESS In times of crisis, people often show just how caring humanity can be.  Major humanitarian relief efforts respond to large-scale natural and unnatural disasters.  Strangers donate time and money to individuals injured in tragic accidents.  Often, the first instinct when you learn that someone is hurt…

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Vacation Area Homes: Tax and Management Issues – Begley Report

By: Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA CASE STUDY 1:  VACATION HOME—NO ESTATE PLAN Harry and Sally own a vacation home on a barrier island.  They purchased the home many years ago for $50,000, and it is now worth $1 million.  Harry and Sally have two children and five grandchildren.  The children visit the vacation…

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TEN REASONS TO SELECT A PROFESSIONAL TRUSTEE – Begley Report

By: Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA  New Jersey estate planning attorneys prepare many types of trusts for a variety of purposes. Common examples of estate planning trusts include special needs trusts, standard support trusts, discretionary support trusts, disclaimer trusts, bloodline trusts, incentive-based trusts, retirement plan trusts, and trusts for Medicaid planning purposes. At the…

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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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