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What Is An Able Account And How Can It Help Protect Your SSI Check? – Begley Report

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA An ABLE account is a new device available to the disability community that allows a disabled individual to have a limited bank account without risking eligibility for their means-tested public benefits.  ABLE accounts can receive $15,000 per year from all sources, and are capped at the maximum account…

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PROTECTING YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN FROM THE NEW DEATH TAX PART 4

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA This is the final in a series of articles on the SECURE Act.  (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)   TRUST PLANNING UNDER THE SECURE ACT Trusts are frequently used to protect the inheritance that individuals leave their children from the children’s creditors, divorce, or squandering the money.  There…

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POST-SETTLEMENT ISSUES IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASES PART 3

This is the third in series of articles addressing post-settlement issues. [The original article was published in the Barrister. The other parts are here – Part 1, Part 2, Part 4] by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Structured Settlement There are many advantages to a Structured Settlement in wrongful death cases as with other…

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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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