Elder Law Leader Speaks at UCP Event, Meeting Life’s Challenges on Special Needs Planning
Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2012 - New Jersey elder law attorney, Thomas D. Begley, Jr., of Begley Law Group presented to families at “Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges,” an informational seminar held in Philadelphia, PA., November 17, 2012.
The seminar covered topics such as the critical medical, legal, nursing and funding issues that face families of children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities.
As one of a select group of top speakers with expertise in the areas of special needs trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney, Begley spoke to families about how to select the ideal trustee and touched on other areas of concern for parents when planning a trust for a special needs child.
The seminar, open to the public, presented some of the many challenges that face the families of children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities, and outlined ways to manage them. Topics covered included: how to approach health care services in a high-quality and cost effective manner; tips on how to choose the best medical providers for an individual's needs; advocating for education options for a child with special needs; how to navigate the labyrinth of government services such as Medicaid; best coordination of multiple available benefits; legal options for dealing with cerebral palsy and other catastrophic physical disabilities; and options for securing future benefits through trusts and estate planning.
Begley Law Group is a premier law firm with more than 75 years of experience in the New Jersey area. Every partner at Begley Law Group is a recipient of the prestigious New Jersey Super Lawyers award. They are experts at elder and disability law and keenly aware of the latest legislative developments that are critical for their clients.
To learn more about Begley Law Group call 1.800.533.7227 or visit www.begleylawgroup.com.
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