Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

Do Not Hospitalize Directives Often Confuse

By Elizabeth Gray, CELA A recent article by Judith Graham, “The New Old Age, A Misunderstood Directive,” (New York Times, 20 November, 2013) got me thinking about “Do Not Hospitalize” (DNH) orders. As attorneys, we routinely put such orders in our advance directives without a detailed explanation to our clients. What is a “Do Not […]

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Posted: December 28th, 2013 | No Comments »

End-of-Year Tax Considerations

By H. Amos Goodall, Jr., CELA Caring for a loved one with special needs can run into millions of dollars over the course of their lifetime, so the last thing families need is to pay unnecessary taxes. I’d estimate that before beginning to work with a special needs attorney, 30 percent of my clients had […]

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Posted: December 16th, 2013 | No Comments »