New Jersey Special Needs Planning Law Firm Awarded for Autism Fundraising Efforts
Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2012 - Begley Law Group was honored at a February 3rd Walk Now for Autism Speaks awards reception for their fundraising contributions to the 2011 Southern New Jersey walk. Begley Law Group attorney Susan Green accepted a certificate for the firm's efforts to raise money for autism. All the teams and individuals who were the top fundraisers were also recognized at the dinner and reception.
“We are proud to be a supporter of Autism Speaks and to help their efforts to fund autism research and raise awareness,” said New Jersey estate planning attorney Susan Green, who also practices estate administration and elder law at the firm.
Autism spectrum disorders affect about three million people in the United States, and an estimated 1 in 110 children are diagnosed each year. Autism affects more children than juvenile diabetes, pediatric AIDS, and childhood cancer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Children with autism have a right to a free, appropriate education and can receive special education and intervention services through the IDEA Act.
Members of Begley Law Group are already gearing up for the 2012 walk in Southern New Jersey on Saturday, May 19. The event is a family-friendly walk, and many volunteers work hard to raise funds for the cause.
“All of us who take part in the walk, donate money, and speak to others about it want to be a part of the solution to resolve this complex disorder,” said Green. “When every 15 minutes someone learns that they have autism, we need to do everything we can to help those in need.”
Begley Law Group, P.C.
509 S. Lenola Road, Building 7
Moorestown, NJ 08057
View Larger Map
- Lien Resolution In Personal Injury Cases
This is the third in a series of articles dealing with lien resolution in personal injury cases. Welfare Liens In New Jersey, there is a lien against real and personal property of a person who has been assisted by or received support from any municipality or county. This is true whether a person has been in a county facility or at home.1 Mental Health Liens In New Jersey. a person with a mental illness who is over age 18 and is being treated in a state psychiatric hospital shall be liable for the full cost of his treatment. maintenance. and all necessary related expenses.2 [...]
- ALTERNATIVES TO A THIRD PARTY SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST
by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA There are a number of alternatives to a Third Party Special Needs Trusts. These include the following: Disinherit a Child. The problem with this strategy is that one cannot be certain that public benefits, as we know them today, will continue forever. Many public benefits have been cut back in recent years and there is no guarantee that current benefits will not be reduced as well. Many parents who have severely disabled children, whose needs are covered by public benefits, will consider disinheriting the children, but they should be made aware that current public [...]
- ABLE ACCOUNT, THIRD PARTY SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST AND POOLED TRUST: COMPARE
by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Below is a chart comparing an ABLE Account with a Third-Party Special Needs Trust. ABLE ACCOUNT THIRD PARTY SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST OR POOLED TRUST Onset of Disability Qualifying disability exists prior to age 26 No requirement Age of Beneficiary No requirement No requirement Who May Establish Beneficiary, parent, guardian, agent Anyone except beneficiary Number of Accounts One per beneficiary Unlimited Fees Financial institution fees Attorney and trustee fees Contribution Limits $14,000 per year (federal gift tax limit); total capped at state limit for 529 college savings accounts; SSI payments suspended when assets total $100K Unlimited Investment Options Investment strategies may be changed [...]
See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: new jersey elder law, new jersey elder law attorney, new jersey estate planning, new jersey estate planning attorney, new jersey estate planning lawyer, New Jersey Special Needs attorney, New Jersey Special Needs Lawyer, New Jersey Special Needs planning, new jersey veterans law, nj elder, nj estate planning, nj estate planning attorney