Estate Planning Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 26

Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2011 – Certified Elder Law Attorney Thomas D. Begley, III, was a panelist for the “Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law and Estate Administration” at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in late April. Begley III is admired and respected as a leader in estate administration and planning for the elderly and disabled. “As the first of the baby boom generation enters retirement this year and in the coming decade, elder law and estate planning is going to become an even bigger focus,” said Thomas D. Begley, III, Esquire, CELA. […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 14, 2011 – The Begley Law Group is proud to announce its new attorney, Susan M. Green. Ms. Green counsels on estate planning, elder law, and estate administration. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, and is actively practicing law in both areas. “Susan Green is a great asset to our team with her commitment to putting the client first and top-notch skills at fighting for the elderly and disabled individual’s rights,” said Certified New Jersey Elder Law Attorney Thomas D. Begley, III. Attorney […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2011 – All three partners at the Begley Law Group were named 2011 Super Lawyers. Attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. and Dana E. Bookbinder are Super Lawyers for Elder Law and Thomas D. Begley, III is a Super Lawyer in Estate and Trust Litigation. The 2011 New Jersey Super Lawyers award is bestowed on lawyers who have extensive professional achievements, high ethical standards, and are admired by their peers. The process to be selected involves strict peer nominations, evaluations, and third party research. In all, about only five percent of lawyers are selected. […]


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Paoli, PA (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2011 – James J. Ruggiero Jr. is newly certified as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP)® by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. James Ruggiero founded the Ruggiero Law Offices in 1990 to offer personalized guidance to individuals to protect their life’s work and utilize resources available to remain independent and enjoy their golden years. His practice areas include Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Elder Law, Business Law and Real Estate. Key services include Guardianships & Orphan’s Court Litigation, Special Needs Trusts, Inheritance & Estate Tax Returns and Medicaid Planning. “Proper advanced planning […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 4, 2011 – New legislation now allows filing pre-death caveats and improves the way caveats are administered. Florida’s Probate Code Section 731.110 now allows an individual who is apprehensive that an estate will be administered or admitted to probate without that person’s knowledge to file a caveat with the court. “Caveats are vitally defensive ways to block an opposing individual from getting her or himself appointed as the personal representative under an invalid will in advance of a lawsuit,” said Reginald Osenton, a Tampa probate lawyer. “Once a personal representative is appointed, it’s hard […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2011 – Estate planning for parents with disabled children is a very delicate and important proposition. During their lifetime, parents are able to provide emotional and financial support to their children. This support greatly enhances needs-based government benefits, which are frequently utilized by the disabled through supplemental security income and Medicaid. But when parents pass away, these special children lose emotional support that can never be regained and are at crossroads financially as well. Without proper planning, these children could lose financial support and government benefits. The Begley Law Group, PC will host […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2011 – Veterans and their surviving spouses who need or are considering home health care and assisted living have resources to help them with these fees. The Veteran’s Administration will pay up to $1,949 a month for these services, and veterans are eligible with as little as 90 days of military service. The Begley Law Group, PC will host the event, “Veteran’s Aid and Attendance” presentation, on Thursday, February 17 from 5:30-6:30 pm at Washington Township Senior Living in Sewell, New Jersey so that veterans can find out more about these big benefits. […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 8, 2011 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., of New York, NY has been recognized by New York Magazine in its selection of “New York Area’s Best Attorneys.” Mr. Krooks is the founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP with offices in New York City, White Plains and Fishkill and is the Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Department. Mr. Krooks is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning. “This is quite an honor for me. Since New York Magazine chose only a select number of professionals […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – Every couple has concerns about what would happen should their significant other pass away. What would happen with their savings, property and wishes for their family and friends? Domestic partners and legally wed gay couples should talk with a family law attorney with regards to estate planning. With the changing legal landscape, it helps to have a lawyer to ensure that your partner will not have to deal with an emotional and financial burden. Estate planning for gay and lesbian couples, whether legally wed or as domestic partners, will involve […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 28, 2011 – Given the convoluted and ambiguous set of provisions that are our federal and state Medicaid laws, it is a wonder how any lawmaker could expect individuals, especially seniors with compromised health, to apply for benefits on their own. Federal regulations require Medicaid caseworkers to be helpful to those who file for benefits, but state and federal budgetary constraints have created a reality that is much more frustrating than the printed law would suggest. Many individuals file applications unprepared for the minutiae that will delay the processing of their application for several […]


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Contesting a will is not easy, but may sometimes be necessary to preserve the proper distribution of an estate. Hayward, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 23, 2010 – A person may be able to contest their loved one’s will if the person has good reason to believe that it is invalid. Contesting a will is a process that is based on a person’s firm belief that something is wrong with his or her loved one’s will or in the manner in which it was signed or procured. A person should not contest a will simply because he or she thinks […]


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Rye Brook, NY (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2010 – Michael J. Amoruso, Managing Partner at Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP, recently lectured at the Stetson University College of Law’s 2010 Special Needs Trust National Conference in Tampa, Florida. The conference, which was attended by special needs professionals, attorneys, estate planners, financial advisors and CPAs, provided insight on the development, administration and monitoring of special needs trusts. Trusts that address special needs provide asset protection for individuals with disabilities and the elderly, enabling them to receive government benefits through Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. The protected assets […]


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Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner of the New York-based law firm Littman Krooks LLP and chair of its elder law and special needs department, is bringing his knowledge to the West Coast. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2010 – Nationally recognized in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning, Mr. Krooks will be a guest speaker at the 47th annual National Association of Estate Planners and Councils Conference, held November 17-19, 2010, in San Diego, California. He is currently president of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County. “It is an honor and […]


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Somerville, MA (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2010 – Massachusetts elder law, estate planning, and special needs attorneys, Alex L. Moschella and Neal A. Winston, partners in the Somerville, MA law firm of Moschella & Winston, LLP, have been named “Super Lawyers” for the fourth consecutive year. Moschella & Winston specializes in Massachusetts elder and disability law, public benefits eligibility, special needs law, estate planning and asset protection. Super Lawyers magazine bestows this award on the top 5% of attorneys in Massachusetts, as chosen by their peers and through the independent polling, research and selection performed by Law & Politics […]


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Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq., and Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., partners in law firm Littman Krooks LLP have been named to the 2010 “New York Super Lawyers” list. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2010 – It is the fifth time since 2006 that Krooks, one of the firm’s founding partners, has received this honor and the second time for Kravitz. In addition, Krooks appears for the second year running in the 2010 list of top 25 Westchester County Super Lawyers. Only five percent of the attorneys in the New York metro area are chosen for this honor, the […]


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Gene L. Osofsky, of the law firm Osofsky & Osofsky, offers some pertinent commentary about a biometric shelter that now has a working prototype. Hayward, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2010 – Caring for aging family members now has a new wrinkle. Last month, a small Salem, Virginia-based firm called N2Care trotted out its first prototype of a portable, high-tech dwelling intended to provide temporary shelter for a sick or elderly relative in their family’s backyard. Filled with biometric technology, the 12-by-24-foot prototype would allow a family or health-care providers to monitor the condition of an aging or disabled […]


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Littman Krooks LLP announces the availability of weekly radio podcasts, entitled “Peace of Mind with Bernie the Attorney,” on Apple’s iTunes® Music Store. These half-hour episodes are offered as a free download to the public. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 3, 2010 – Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., a founding partner at the law firm Littman Krooks LLP, hosts the half-hour radio show, which features interviews with authorities in the areas of elder care, estate planning, veterans’ benefits, special needs planning, and special education advocacy. Each show offers practical information for individuals and families seeking to plan for the […]


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Gene L. Osofsky of the law firm Osofsky & Osofsky weighs in about some helpful sensors. For a lot of our elders, living alone isn’t what it used to be, especially in the sense of devices and technologically-advanced sensors placed in the home for safety reasons. Hayward, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 21, 2010 – When Malcolm McGill, 94, slipped on a wet floor in his Bayonne, New Jersey home without wearing his emergency alert pendant, and could not phone for help, he felt desperation. Fortunately, a tiny wireless sensor beneath Mr. McGill’s bed detected that the nonagenarian had gotten […]


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Parents often face many challenges when preparing an estate plan, as they must consider how best to provide for their children after they are gone. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2010 Parents of a child with special needs, though, are faced with several unique challenges. They will want to develop a plan that safeguards the quality of the child’s life, supplementing such government programs as SSI and Medicaid, without jeopardizing the child’s eligibility for such benefits. Parents of a child with special needs child often struggle with how to treat all their children equitably. This can be […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2010 – Bernard A. Krooks, managing partner of law firm Littman Krooks LLP, has been elected president of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County. The council was established in 1967 to improve understanding of the concepts and nuances of estate planning in order to better serve clients. Members include attorneys, CPAs, trust officers, chartered life underwriters, and certified financial planners. “This is a great honor,” notes Krooks, “and an opportunity to contribute to changes taking place in the field. Baby boomers, parents of children with special needs – such as those […]


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