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Planning Ahead with Handicapped/Disabled Children

When your child has special needs or is developmentally disabled, it is important to plan ahead for both the parents and the well-being of your son or daughter. Effective planning from early on in the child’s life can help ensure a better quality of life and a more stable future overall. While this is important [...]

By | 2017-06-30T15:09:28+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dealing with Asset Transfers

By: Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq., Chairman, Elder Law Committee The gravamen of this article is how to assess gifts made by an individual who must now apply Medicaid due to a nursing home admission. The usual scenario is that the applicant has transferred or gifted a significant sum of money to help a family, member [...]

By | 2016-11-16T20:33:19+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Current Events in Elder Law

By: Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq., Chairman, Elder Law Committee                  I’ve written previously about the legal basis for a nursing home to seek payment for services from residents of a skilled nursing facility or other responsible parties. There are countless cases involving nursing homes petitioning for an Article 81 Guardian that would have authority [...]

By | 2016-11-16T20:33:19+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Liability for the Cost of Nursing Home Care

By: Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq., Chairman, Elder Law Committee INTRODUCTION                The issue of liability for the cost of care at Nursing Homes on its surface does not seem to be very complicated but various factual circumstances that occur in these cases can add to the complications. The case usually starts with a call that [...]

By | 2016-11-16T20:33:19+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Federal Law Aid Persons with Disabilities ABLE ACT Becomes Law

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE ACT) On December 19,2014 President Obama signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE ACT) with significant bipartisan support. The intent of this Act is to solve the problems individuals face in finding and holding employment and living independently because their access to certain safety [...]

By | 2016-11-16T20:33:19+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments