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  • What is a First Party Special Needs Trust?
    What is a First Party Special Needs Trust?

    A First Party Special Needs Trust [“SNT”] is established by a disabled person to hold their assets so that they do not lose government benefits. An SNT is used to hold an inheritance, childhood ...

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  • The Able Act
    The Able Act

    The ABLE Act – Achieving a Better Life Experience –was enacted by the federal government in late 2014. This Act’s purpose is to provide a means for special needs individuals to save money without ...

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  • Deadline to file a notice of appeal
    Deadline to file a notice of appeal

    You can file a notice of appeal as soon as the order or judgment you want to appeal is signed by the superior court judge and stamped "Filed" by the court clerk. The judgment is "entered" when it is ...

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  • Benefits of Having a Comprehensive Durable Power of Attorney
    Benefits of Having a Comprehensive Durable Power of Attorney

    It is so important to have a detailed and comprehensive durable power of attorney. Unfortunately many durable powers of attorney are too general and cause problems, especially for seniors. Before a ...

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  • What Are the Roles of Elder Lawyers?
    What Are the Roles of Elder Lawyers?

    Elder law is not just about the elderly. It can also include individuals with special needs, veterans who need benefits and estate planning. Since our health care and financial needs change as we age, ...

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  • Veterans Administration Pension Benefits
    Veterans Administration Pension Benefits

    Veterans Administration Pension Benefits are paid to veterans who were in military service during wartime and who have little or no income. Veterans who have serious disabilities may qualify for Aid ...

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