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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The theme this year is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue”. The UN reports that 5-10 percent of older people worldwide may experience financial abuse. Here

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What Do You Mean Electronic Will?

In a world of rapid change, the process of estate planning seems to have been relatively stagnant; at least until recently. The process has always been something like a client meeting with an attorney to discuss his or her wishes

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‘Finding Dory’ puts spotlight on children with special needs

Pixar’s recent film “Finding Dory” will have resonance for parents who have children with special needs. The animated film is the sequel to the 2003 blockbuster “Finding Nemo.” It tells the tale of a blue tang fish named Dory who

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Thank You For Making our 13th Annual Special Needs Seminar our Best Yet

Gilfix and La Poll wishes to thank the hundreds of attendees, and wonderful nonprofit co-sponsors, for making our 13th annual Special Needs Seminar our best yet! We were overwhelmed with the response, and with all of the kind comments we

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Virginia’s New Access to Digital Assets Act

Effective July 1, 2017, Virginia will be repealing its current law relating to digital assets, the Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act, and will adopt the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which will be codified as Virginia Code

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The Role of an Elder Law Attorney in Personal Injury Actions

People are often surprised when they hear that elder law attorneys assist personal injury attorneys with public benefits issues associated with their case. Our working knowledge of the intricately woven issues associated with medical insurance, means-tested benefits, capacity and asset

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Is Your Estate Plan Up To Date?

Is Your Estate Plan Up To Date? By: Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In order to ensure your existing estate plan meets your objectives, it is imperative that it be reviewed at least every 3-5 years and updated when

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Is Your Estate Plan Up To Date?

By: Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In order to ensure your existing estate plan meets your objectives, it is imperative that it be reviewed at least every 3-5 years and updated when needed.  Here are some issues that

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The New Elective Share Law Adds a Layer of Complexity for Planning for Long-Term Care

As of January 1, 2017, the Virginia Legislature amended our state’s formula for determining the surviving spouse’s elective share rights in the augmented estate. Under prior law, a surviving spouse was entitled to one-third of the decedent’s estate, augmented by

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Begley Law Group to Sponsor Children’s Cancer Charity Walk and Run

Begley Law Group is proud to be a sponsor of the Join Hands 5K and Family Mile coming to Ridgefield Park, NJ on June 25th.  Benefiting the Tomorrows Children’s Fund, this event will help families of children with cancer and

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