Wills and Trusts Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 16

Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2011 – Many families live further away from each other. Younger families go to where they can find jobs and good schools, and oftentimes the grandparents move to enjoy a better climate, cheaper living, or be around other retired friends. As aging parents start to deal with health and mobility concerns, their adult children are faced with caregiving from long distances. The typical adult child who lives in a different area from their aging parent is an average of 450 miles away, reports the National Alliance for Caregiving. “It’s important to have a […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2011 – A new book called “Getting My Ducks In A Row” reminds individuals that without proper planning, they can leave their family with a big mess should they become mentally incapacitated or pass away. As the author says, “Sadly, the pain, stress, aggravation, family quarrels, lost time and wasted money that result from poor planning can multiply that sorrow.” The wisest step a person can take is to work with an estate planning attorney to make educated decisions about important plans for life and death. Experienced estate planning attorneys will help their […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2011 – The Begley Law Group is hosting free elder care seminars on Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 23 in the Moorestown area. The seminar will cover what individuals and their families can do to keep nursing home costs from wiping out their savings, including how Medicaid or Veteran’s Benefits can pay for these costs. “It is possible to qualify for Medicaid and still protect your legacy,” said New Jersey elder law attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. “It is never too late to plan, even if you’re already in a nursing home.” […]


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Cherry Hill, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2011 – On June 6, noted elder law attorney Thomas D. Begley, III served as a panelist for the National Business Institute (NBI) program “Medicaid Update 2011” which was held at the Holiday Inn in Cherry Hill. This presentation was made to a diverse group of attorneys, accountants, and paralegals. His presentation included a discussion about qualifying clients for public benefits, planning tips and traps after the Deficit Recovery Act of 2006, and Medicaid estate recovery. NBI provides continuing legal education for a variety of professions including the legal, accounting, and financial […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2011 – Certified New Jersey 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, […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 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 Elder Law Attorney Thomas D. Begley, III. Attorney Green attended […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2011 – The Begley Law Group is hosting a free elder care seminar on Thursday, June 9 in the Stone Harbor area. The seminar will cover what individuals and their families can do to keep nursing home costs from wiping out their savings, including how Medicaid or Veteran’s Benefits can pay for these costs. “It is possible to qualify for Medicaid and still protect your legacy,” said New Jersey elder law attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. “It is never too late to plan, even if you’re already in a nursing home.” The seminars […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2011 – Thomas D. Begley, III will give a keynote presentation at the Annual Elder and Special Needs Law National Conference on May 20. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) sponsors the conference at Wynn Las Vegas this year from May 19 to 21. Begley will present the dramatic changes that were recently made to the estate tax law and how it impacts estate tax planning. The NAELA conference is an educational event for lawyers, bar organizations and interested individuals that work with elderly people, the disabled and their families. NAELA […]


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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) 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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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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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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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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