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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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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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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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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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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2019 – Loew Law Group is proud to announce that founding attorney Jeffrey Loew has been named San Mateo County’s Bar Association (SMCBA) Member of the Month for November 2019. The SMCBA comprises approximately 2,000 attorneys and other legal professionals dedicated to promoting and maintaining the honor and dignity of the legal profession. Mr. Loew was nominated by his peers and recognized by the Bar Association for his expertise in trust, estate, and probate law, primarily in the areas of trust and estate litigation, fiduciary litigation, and financial elder abuse. More than […]


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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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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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Pottsville, PA (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2019 – Pennsylvania elder law attorney Rebecca A. Hobbs, CELA, has been named ElderLawAnswers’ first National Director. In this role, Hobbs will create new programming, including a new podcast series and a members-only forum, that will add even greater value to an ElderLawAnswers membership. “We are excited that Rebecca is joining us and helping to take membership in ElderLawAnswers to the next level,” said ElderLawAnswers founder and president Harry S. Margolis. “In addition to spearheading new offerings that will make members better and busier attorneys, as a young practicing attorney herself Rebecca will […]


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Novato, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2018 – San Francisco based Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech Company, is the venue sponsor for Memories, Memories: A Walk to End Alzheimer’s Celebration & Fundraiser being held at The Key Room in Novato, CA on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 PM. This year, through Custom Legal Marketing’s employee charity matching program, the company donated more money than ever as its team members participated in the Sonoma-Marin Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which took place on October 20th. Each year, through direct sponsorships and employee matching, Custom Legal Marketing donates to various causes and […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, and Saul Langsam, Esq., wills and estates attorney discussed the benefits of having a will and what could happen if someone did not. Wills can be complex or relatively simple and according to Mr. Langsam, simple wills are easy to have written up in a matter of hours for about $250.00. As for the complex ones, of course, speak to a qualified attorney to get it done correctly and within the required legal parameters. Death planning is something that many […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2018 – Attorney Mark R. Gilfix, a partner at Gilfix & La Poll Associates, recently wrote an article for Trusts & Estates magazine in which he shares his insights on the growing importance of technology for aging in place. He offers valuable ideas for how legal practitioners can embrace technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) when guiding elderly clients and their families. Titled “Aging at Home: How Technology and AI can Help our Clients,” the article is published in the July 2018 issue of this prestigious national legal journal. Mr. Gilfix discusses how […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2018 – A Los Angeles Superior Court judge recently found that a wife in California had the legal right to decide whether to end treatment for her husband who was in a permanent vegetative state. Judge Mary Thornton House decided in her ruling that if an unresponsive individual does not have an Advance Health Care Directive, their spouse can make end-of-life decisions for them. The case concerned Juan Fernando Romero of San Gabriel Valley, California. He was found to be in a persistent vegetative state without any likelihood of recovery after sustaining […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2018 – Littman Krooks LLP founding partner, Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., was recognized as a retiring board member at the 69th Annual Membership Meeting of The Arc of Westchester. Arc is the largest agency in Westchester County serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Krooks served on the Board of Directors from 2006-2018 and was the President of the Board from 2014-2016. He received the Advocate of the Year Award from Arc of Westchester’s Children’s School of Early Development in 2016. Krooks is a founding partner of the […]


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Morristown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2018 – Attorney Elga Goodman, founder of Elga Goodman Law, has a well-earned reputation for providing individuals, families and businesses in New Jersey with comprehensive estate planning services. Now, Elga is sharing her insights about Pet Trusts in an exclusive WHDA (105.5) podcast recognizing Pet Month. Elga’s discussion provides pet owners with important information about their options for their beloved pets when they are no longer around to care for them. While many assume that their pets will be cared for by surviving relatives or close friends, they are under no legal obligation […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2018 – The AARP Foundation sued a nursing home in Sacramento, California, and its management company for evicting a resident with Alzheimer’s disease without warning. Gloria Single, 83, was a resident of Pioneer House until her sudden eviction in March 2017. According to court documents, the facility sent Single to the hospital without her family’s approval, alleging she threw plastic tableware and behaved aggressively with staff. The hospital found nothing wrong with Single after conducting a psychological assessment on her. She was cleared to return to Pioneer House immediately. However, management refused […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2018 – Scientists have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can be trained to identify the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease nearly 10 years before symptoms begin to emerge. A research team from the University of Bari in Italy developed an algorithm that can detect structural changes linked to the disease in different areas of the brain. They trained an AI using 67 MRI scans from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative database at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Of those, 38 were from Alzheimer’s patients while 29 belonged to healthy […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2018 – The Trump administration’s tax reform plan has left many individuals and families uncertain about its implications on their future. Gilfix & La Poll Associates is offering four free estate planning seminars that will cover key topics pertaining to the new tax law. These timely seminars are open to the public and will be held on February 20, 22 and 27 in California. Attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark R. Gilfix will lead the seminars titled: “The New Trump Tax Reform and Your Tax and Estate Planning.” At the heart of their […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2017 – A survey conducted earlier this year revealed that two-thirds of adults age 40 and older feel unprepared for their own long-term care and have done little or no planning for it. In addition, an increasing number of Americans believe Medicare should pay for it. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research polled 1,341 older Americans nationwide about their views on current and future long-term care. Over 50 percent of survey respondents thought the government should take on a bigger role in helping people with long-term care expenses. In comparison […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2017 – Gilfix & La Poll Associates is supporting the Alzheimer’s Association as an official sponsor of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Silicon Valley. Members of the Palo Alto, California-based estate planning law firm have also formed a team to participate in the event. “Alzheimer’s affects millions of people in the country. Any little bit we can do to help can go a long way in making a difference in the lives of those who are battling the disease,” said attorney Michael Gilfix. “Families, members of the community and participants […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2017 – State and federal guidelines have been updated to improve diagnosis and care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The California Department of Public Health recently released new Alzheimer’s guidelines for the first time since 2008. The update reflects scientific progress, as well as changes in clinical practice and laws. The guidelines are designed to help doctors and other medical professionals document and diagnose the progressive disease more easily. They will also be able to direct patients to relevant community-based programs and services. “Alzheimer’s is a medical condition that is likely to […]


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