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MEDICAID AND THE HOME – PART 2

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA [Article originally published in Straight Word]  This is the second part of a two-part series on Medicaid and the home.  The previous article discussed the circumstances under which the home would be a non-countable asset, the five forms of ownership, income and real state taxation, estate recovery, risk factors,…

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THE EFFECT OF THE SLAYER’S ACT ON PERSONAL INJURY CASES

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Occasionally, a personal injury case arises out of the intentional killing of one person by another.  Frequently, the killer is a family member of the decedent.  Under the Wrongful Death Act, normally the survival claim is paid to the estate of the decedent.  If there is a Will, the Will frequently…

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PLANNING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PART 1

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA General According to Annual Disability Statistics Compendium published by the federal government, in 2014 there were 39,674,679 individuals with disabilities living in the community, a prevalence rate of 12.6%. This number is increasing as disabilities, such as Autism and Alzheimer’s Disease, become more prevalent. Non-institutionalized civilians with disabilities age…

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PLANNING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PART 4

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA General This is the fourth part of a five-part series dealing with planning for individuals with special needs.  Part 1 discussed the reasons to establish a trust.  Part 2 discussed Self-Settled Special Needs Trusts (SSSNTs).  Part 3 discussed Third Party Special Needs Trusts (TPSNT).  This article will focus on…

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