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PLANNING FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA The Problem The problem for a special needs child begins when parents are either deceased or physically unable to continue to provide the care that the child needs.  As long as parents are living, they will do everything necessary to see that their child lives happily and as productively…

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WHAT IS A POWER OF ATTORNEY AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA A Power of Attorney is a legal document authorizing another person called an Agent to make financial decisions on your behalf.  It is an important tool for people to have in their toolkit.  A Power of Attorney involves planning ahead.  You cannot wait until you need one, because you have suffered…

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SIGNING ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Many clients are anxious to execute Wills, Living Wills and Powers of Attorney during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Many law firms have, in fact, seen an upswing in their Estate Planning business.  Some clients have no documents.  Some clients merely want to update one or more documents.  The problem is in signing…

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WILL: DO YOU HAVE ONE? IS IT UP-TO-DATE?

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA During this time of uncertainty it is more important than ever to have a Will and that it be current.  A 2019 survey by Caring.com found that most people believe that having a Will is important, but only 40% have gotten around to doing one.  Procrastination is easy, but proper…

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