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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) May 06, 2022 – Founder of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania estate planning law firm of Hazen Law Group, Marielle Hazen was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Marielle Hazen humbly accepted her nomination, which is only the most recent of her many accomplishments in estate and trust planning. Marielle Hazen explains, “…it is with great honor that I accept the nomination as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. For years, ACTEC has helped set a high standard among estate planning lawyers. It is a true […]


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Hickory, NC (Law Firm Newswire) April 07, 2022 – Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP is proud to be celebrating 75 years of serving Hickory, Catawba County, and the surrounding Foothills area. Originally founded in 1946 as Akin, Patrick, Murphy & Harper, the firm moved forward in 1952 when Charles D. Dixon joined the firm, becoming a partner in 1956. Today, Patrick, Harper & Dixon continues on its founding principles of providing the highest level of professionalism, competency, and service to its clients. Its attorneys have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates who build lasting professional relationships and always put their […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 02, 2022 – Reif Law Group, P.C., California’s preeminent boutique trial and litigation law firm for securities and business disputes, today filed petitions to confirm two JAMS arbitration awards totaling $12,114,017.87 for two elderly victims of financial elder abuse against an insurance agency and its co-owners. “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants. In this case, the amount awarded, a 17 times multiplier on the out-of-pocket losses, shines sunlight on the financial abuse the victims suffered,” said lead trial attorney, Brandon S. Reif, of Reif Law Group, P.C. The disputes involved […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 01, 2022 – Reif Law Group, P.C., California’s preeminent boutique trial and litigation law firm for securities and business disputes, today announced a ruling against American General Life Insurance Company and California insurance agent Stuart Cohen in an ongoing financial elder abuse case. In the case, a 78 years’ old customer was promised over $350,000 in commission rebates in exchange for buying a $10 million life insurance policy. The insurance agent Cohen induced the plaintiff, an elderly California customer, to buy the life insurance policy in exchange for rebating 50 percent of the […]


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Minneapolis, MN (Law Firm Newswire) February 02, 2022 – Chris Tymchuck – founder of Unique Estate Law – recently spoke with the Saint Paul Ledger Minnesota Lawyer about the changing legal landscape of working with nontraditional families. Before the 2015 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage, the term nontraditional families “meant couples of the same-sex were legally prohibited from marrying,” noted Tymchuck. “However, with the legalization of such marriages, I think the term applies differently now,” said Tymchuck. The article points out that nontraditional families include families with stepparents, single parents, children raised by other relatives, […]


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Bedford, MA (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2022 – We are pleased to announce that Rebecca S. Spinner and Wendy W. Weston have joined Surprenant & Beneski, P.C. as associate attorneys. Rebecca S. Spinner is committed to our clients and the communities we serve. Rebecca earned her J.D. from The Pennsylvania State University , where she was a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. Most recently, Rebecca has worked with the veteran community providing legal aid. She intends to continue to volunteer her time to serve veterans, service members, and underserved communities. Wendy W. Weston earned her J.D. […]


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New Bedford, MA (Law Firm Newswire) January 6, 2022 – Surprenant and Beneski, P.C is pleased to announce that Erin L. Nunes has been elevated to partner. Attorney Nunes joined the firm in 2005 as a case manager before earning her J.D. at the University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth (magna cum laude). Erin’s practice is focused on estate planning and elder law, with an emphasis on Medicaid Planning. During her tenure, Erin has established a well-earned reputation as a dedicated advocate who provides our senior clients and their families with compassionate representation and caring, efficient service. Erin […]


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Hickory, NC (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2021 – Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP announces attorney Gregory D. Huffman has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Huffman, a Hickory native with 25 years of legal experience, comes to the firm from Moretz Marketing where he was involved in the redevelopment of the Moretz Mills building. Mr. Huffman previously served as Vice President-Legal for international apparel company Gildan Activewear (GIL: NYSE) where he managed the legal functions in the US, Asia, and Mexico. Prior to Gildan, he served as Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary and General Counsel for Gold Toe-Moretz, […]


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Providence, RI (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2021 – A new survey of elder law and special needs attorneys reveals the dramatic extent to which work has shifted from office to home, and that some of this shift is likely to endure beyond the pandemic’s end.  When ElderLawAnswers surveyed elder law and special needs attorneys in mid-March 2020, about a third of respondents said they had already closed their offices and were working from home. Ten months further into the pandemic, a new survey finds that three-quarters of responding attorneys are working from home at least one day a week, […]


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New Bedford, MA (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – Surprenant and Beneski, P.C is pleased to announce that we have recently implemented a strategy to help families preserve their income when one of the spouses is seeking long-term care through MassHealth (Medicaid). As many are aware, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO), is a court order traditionally used in the context of divorce that assigns a portion of income in a pension or retirement plan of one spouse to the other since such income is considered marital property subject to equitable distribution. However, a QDRO need not necessarily be […]


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New Bedford, MA (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2020 – Surprenant and Beneski, P.C is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 edition of our Retirement & Beyond Guide. The annual guide, available for free, is designed to help families plan for all phases of retirement and beyond, with an emphasis on long-term care planning. Written by attorney Michele Beneski and a consortium of seasoned elder law and estate planning professionals, the user friendly guide contains well-conceived asset protection strategies for residents of southeastern Massachusetts and Cape. The annual guide supplements our estate planning toolbox with: * Informative articles […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 22, 2020 – Those looking to save money by writing their own will should consider the following drawbacks before making that decision. Wills are among many legal issues that people try to handle on their own. Countless websites offer “Do It Yourself” forms and pre-written wills, only requiring users to plug in their personal information. However, “Do It Yourself” wills have many pitfalls. The importance of a comprehensive estate plan The first thing to keep in mind when thinking about a will is that to be most effective, a will is just one element […]


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Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2020 – OC Wills & Trust Attorneys, a prominent estate planning practice with several offices in Orange County, California, is, along with the other businesses and offices throughout the country, reopening its doors to in-person appointments. Eager though we are to welcome back clients we have provided with customized service for over 25 years and to assist new clients seeking our help, safety is our top priority. We will continue to carefully follow state guidelines to protect all of those who come for in-person meetings as well as our dedicated staff. As always, […]


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Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2020 – The novel coronavirus is dramatically impacting our society in countless ways, including the legal community. At OC Wills and Trust Attorneys, we will continue to provide first-rate estate planning services to the community. At the same time, our founding attorney Brian Chew is keenly aware that the safety of our staff and our clients is a priority. Some of the steps we will be taking to protect you and our staff until the Covid-19 pandemic subsides include: * Social Distancing — We will no longer be shaking hands with visitors to […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 16, 2020 – Hazen Law Group was proud to participate in the 8th Annual Education Forum & Pre-Retirement Workshop, hosted by the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). The event was held at McCaskey East High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on February 20, 2020. Attorney Linda J. Olsen, Esq. Presented this year’s Education Forum & Pre-Retirement Workshop, which is entitled, “Elder Law and Estate Planning.” The workshop addressed estate planning issues for teachers preparing for retirement. “Educators arean integral part of our society, without whom we would be lost,” says Olsen. “However, despite the great […]


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New Bedford, MA (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2020 – On December 20, 2019, the U.S. Congress passed a comprehensive spending package which included provisions for The SECURE Act. The measure, formally known as the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement (SECURE) Act, includes reforms designed to make saving for retirement easier. At Surprenant & Beneski, P.C., we are encouraging our clients to revisit their retirement and estate planning strategies in light of the SECURE Act, which became effective on Jan. 1, 2020. The new law includes changes that will affect individual retirement accounts (IRAs), defined benefit pension plans, defined […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 10, 2020 – On February 27, 2020, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania hosted the annual Estate and Elder Law Symposium. This one-day program featured some of the most popular sessions from the annual Estate Law Institute and Elder Law Institute, which is a more intensive, three-day event that will be held in Harrisburg later this year. The symposium provided important tips to practitioners who handle any matters related to estate planning or elder law. Marielle Hazen, the founder of the Harrisburg estate planning law firm, Hazen Law Group, is again proud to […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2020 – Albertson & Davidson, LLP, a California trust and estate litigation firm, announced today that they secured an important victory in their client’s financial elder abuse case against Thomas Yoshio Itow. Honorable David L. Belz, Judge of the Orange County Superior Court, determined that the facts presented by the firm in the matter of the Itow Family Trust met the evidence standard required for the ruling. Under California financial elder abuse law, four elements must be proven to establish undue influence: (1) vulnerability of the victim, (2) apparent authority of the […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2020 – The 12th Annual Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA) Winter Conference was held over February 20 to 23, 2020, at Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, Pennsylvania. Throughout the conference, Marielle F. Hazen, Esq. presented on state and federal public policy issues including an update on the SECURE Act and other important estate, elder law and special needs planning updates. PAELA is a non-profit association designed to assist lawyers, bar organizations, and others who work with older clients and their families. PAELA provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance […]


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Irvine, CA(Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that founding attorney Brian Chew is now a member of Forbes Business Council, a professional community of business owner’s founders, and executive leaders. Members are selected based on factors such as career success, diversity of perspective, and a willingness to give back to the community. Mr. Chew is a highly regarded thought leader in wills, trusts and estates. His recent council post focuses on the unique estate planning needs of business owners. Backed by over 25 years of experience, he is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs plan for […]


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