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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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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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Minneapolis, MN (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2020 – Chris Tymchuck, already a well-respected estate planning attorney at SeilerSchindel, PLLC. in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, now has the added credential of being a certified elder care mediator. Having this additional certification is important to Ms. Tymchuck as well as to her grateful clients, since she is well-suited — in terms of her temperament, skill set, and commitment — to clarifying communications among family members. Ms. Tymchuck knows from her own personal experience, as well as from her legal advocacy, how significant it is to help family members come to a […]


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Minneapolis, MN (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2020 – Chris Tymchuck, already a well-established estate planning attorney in Minnesota, is now also licensed to practice law in Wisconsin. This is a boon to the residents of Wisconsin who are now able to benefit from her in-depth knowledge of estate planning law and her remarkable sense of empathy for her clients. She has assisted many individuals and families in navigating probate, guardianship, conservatorship, business succession, special needs planning, and asset protection in St. Louis Park, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, and Bloomington, Minnesota, and is now poised to do the same for clients throughout […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2019 – Attorney Mark Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP was honored to be a speaker at the 2019 Bay Area Adult Autism/DD Conference at Stanford University on Saturday, November 16. Gilfix’s presentation, Integrated, multi-generational planning: How to provide for a vibrant legal and financial future for your loved one with autism highlighted strategies to integrate legal, financial and long-term care issues into an optimized special needs plan. “There is so much ignorance and uncertainty out there. Parents of children with autism feel overwhelmed. Integrating legal and financial planning can […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2019 – Marielle Hazen has again been recognized by her peers as a “Lawyer of the Year.” Hazen earned the distinction from the Best Lawyers publication in the practice area of Elder Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for 2019.  “All of us at Hazen Law Group work so hard to give our clients the best legal representation available,” said Hazen. “Distinctions like these, which come from our peers in the field, validate the appreciation and positive feedback we get from our clients.” Hazen will be highlighted in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2019 – Hazen Law Group is proud to participate in the eighth annual 2020 Education Forum and Pre-Retirement Workshop, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). Attorney Linda J. Olsen, Esq., will present “Elder Law and Estate Planning.” This workshop will address estate planning as it is relevant to Pennsylvania educators. “Educators are an integral part of our society, without whom we would be lost,” says Olsen. “However, despite the great debt we owe Pennsylvania’s educators, it is no secret that pursuing a career in modern education is difficult and has plenty […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2019 – Hazen Law Group is proud to be presenting on the topic of elder law and long-term care financing at the National Insurance and Financial Advisors Meeting on November 13, 2019. Attorney Linda J. Olsen, Esq. of Hazen Law Group in Harrisburg will present “Long Term Care Financing.” The meeting will be held at the Giant Foods Community Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania on November 13, 2019 from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. “It is the ultimate peace of mind to know that our loved ones are taken care of,” says Olsen. “With […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2019 – The Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco selected attorney Michael Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll Associates to receive the prestigious Ruth Bader Ginsburg Award for Excellence in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of Elder Law. The association presented the award to Gilfix at its 2019 Annual Gala on November 5, held in San Francisco at Sens Restaurant from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In selecting Mr. Gilfix as the award recipient, the organization described him as a leader, “a Bay Area lawyer who…pioneered the field of […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2019 – Best Lawyers recognizes Attorney Hazen’s dedication to her clients and the practice area, naming her Elder Law Attorney of the Year for the Harrisburg Area. Each year, Best Lawyers releases a list of the top attorneys from each geographical area. The organization recognizes just one attorney from each practice area. Attorneys are first nominated by colleagues before they undergo a thorough peer-review process. The feedback is then analyzed, eligibility checked, and finally, the results are released. The organization released its first list of top attorneys in 1983, and has been a […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2019 – The Hazen Law Group is proud to announce that founding attorney Marielle Hazen has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA.) The NAELA is a professional organization of elder law attorneys whose mission is to educate, inspire, serve and provide community to its members. Marielle Hazen is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She is a past president and a founding member of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) April 3, 2019 – Hazen Law Group will present a free legal information discussion at the MHADP and CMU Spring Forum on April 29, 2019. Marielle F. Hazen, Esq., will lead a discussion and answer questions about guardianship, end of life planning for those affected by mental health issues and related special needs planning law matters. Marielle is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and founder of Hazen Law Group, a Harrisburg firm proudly representing families in special needs planning, elder law and estate planning. The event will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. […]


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Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2019 – Hazen Law Group will host a free informational session and discussion at Walden Way 55+ Community in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania on April 3, 2019. Marielle F. Hazen, Esq., will lead an information-packed session on Elder Law & Estate Planning for senior citizens, their loved ones, and anyone who wants to learn about proper estate planning, asset protection and elder law. Marielle Hazen is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). She is also the founder of Hazen Law Group, a firm dedicated to the practice of elder law, estate planning and administration, […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 5, 2019 – The Begley Law Group (BLG) is proud to announce its new attorney, Lea Emily Thierman. Ms. Thierman concentrates her practice at Begley Law Group in Estate Administration. She is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Lea is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and American Bar Associations, Young Lawyers Division, and works closely with clients on re-titling assets, settling the estate, as well as preparation of accounting and filing estate tax returns. “Lea is a great asset to our team, she is very skilled in […]


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