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New Study Reveals Medical Dangers of Isolation

[Originally published in the NAELA eBulletin] Those who are socially isolated are over 40% more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, than those who were socially integrated, new research has shown.  The German study, presented May 23, 2020 at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Virtual Congress, found…

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Providing For Your Grandchildren – Special Report

Case Study: Grandparents use both estate planning and lifetime gifts to assist grandchildren. Harry and Sally have two grown children and four grandchildren who are all under age 18. Harry and Sally are close to their children, Bill and Irene. The grandchildren are a source of joy and pride and occupy a special place in…

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SETTLEMENT PROTECTION TRUST – WHAT IS IT AND WHEN SHOULD I USE IT?

By: Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA CASE STUDY 1 Billy, age 6, was injured at birth. He recovers $1,000,000. Billy is not receiving any means-tested public benefits, such as SSI or Medicaid. One option is to place the $1,000,000 in the Probate Court, i.e., the Surrogate’s Office in New Jersey, or the Orphans’ Court…

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PROTECTING THE HOME FROM THE COST OF LONG-TERM CARE

By: Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA INTRODUCTION The most important asset for most Americans is their home. They have worked hard, paid off a mortgage, and enjoyed many happy times in their home. They do not want to lose it. Seventy percent of Americans will require some form of long-term care be it nursing home,…

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