» Elder Law Leader Speaks at UCP Event, Meeting Life’s Challenges on Special Needs Planning

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.

Begley Law Group, P.C.
509 S. Lenola Road, Building 7
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Tel: 800.533.7227


  • THE PROBLEM WITH INCOME ONLY TRUSTS IN MEDICAID PLANNING
    by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA   Purpose Income Only Trusts are a means by which seniors transfer assets to a trust rather than to their children. Seniors tend to view transfers to trusts as protection, while they tend to view transfers to children as gifts. Trusts provide them with a sense of dignity and security. Requirements Income only trusts are permitted by OBRA-93.[1] They must be irrevocable. The trust instrument provides that the grantor or the grantor’s spouse receive all of the income from the trust, but has no access to principal. Design of the Trust In order to [...]
  • RETIREMENT ACCOUNT TRUSTS – Part 2
    by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Separate Trust A separate trust designed specifically to control the retirement account is recommended. It is best that the trust not be part of a revocable living trust or any other trust. A “standalone retirement trust” is preferred. Professional Trustee When an IRA is paid to a standalone retirement trust or any other trust, it is important to consider a professional trustee. The rules regarding inherited retirement accounts are complex and family member trustees are often unfamiliar with them. This could cause a loss of important tax benefits. Most family members do not understand [...]
  • Barkann Foundation Lunch 2016
    Begley Law Group was honored to attend the Barkann Foundation Lunch on April 12, 2016 at the Capital Grille and offer our support to the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation. The Barkann Foundation provides financial aid to families who are in need, due to recent adversity or tragedy. Whether it be the sudden death or illness of a parent, the long term illness of a child, or the loss of a home or property due to fire, flood or disaster, they strive to help families bridge the gap until they can seek long term stability to lessen the financial burdens due to [...]

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required