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Special Needs Alliance Launches New, Enhanced Website

2019-08-29T14:57:01+00:00

Streamlines Access for Families and Individuals with Special Needs to Connect with Attorneys and Showcases Extensive Special Needs Resources Tucson, AZ – August 29, 2019 – The Special Needs Alliance (SNA), a national organization comprised of attorneys in the practice of special needs, disability and elder law, today launched its new and enhanced website aimed [...]

Special Needs Alliance Launches New, Enhanced Website2019-08-29T14:57:01+00:00

Preserving SSI When Divorcing Parents Have a Child with Disabilities

2019-07-30T14:19:29+00:00

The Voice is the email newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member, Lee M. Holmes, of Holmes, Holmes and Neisent, PLLC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The law firm’s practice focuses on planning for persons with disabilities, estate planning, Medicaid and elder law. Lee is a founding member and fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a certified elder law attorney (CELA), is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been designated an Oklahoma Super Lawyer.

Preserving SSI When Divorcing Parents Have a Child with Disabilities2019-07-30T14:19:29+00:00

Call to Action! Ask Federal Legislators to Co-Sponsor Bills Benefiting People with Disabilities

2019-07-09T12:47:27+00:00

The Special Needs Alliance and other prominent advocacy groups have long supported two pieces of legislation that would greatly benefit individuals with disabilities. Now we're asking you to help sign up additional co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act (H.R. 2123/S.1672) This bipartisan legislation was introduced in [...]

Call to Action! Ask Federal Legislators to Co-Sponsor Bills Benefiting People with Disabilities2019-07-09T12:47:27+00:00

Guardianship Should Be a Last Resort

2019-09-09T11:35:42+00:00

This post was written by former Special Needs Alliance president Katherine N. Barr, Esq., a member of Sirote & Permutt’s Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Practice Group, Birmingham, Alabama.  Much of her practice involves special needs planning, through which she assists clients in providing for a family member in a way that does not jeopardize government benefits.  She is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and has been cited in The Best Lawyers in America©.

Guardianship Should Be a Last Resort2019-09-09T11:35:42+00:00

Financial Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities

2019-07-05T13:21:29+00:00

This installment of The Voice was written by Special Needs Alliance member Elizabeth L. Gray, CELA, a principal with the firm of McCandlish Lillard, with offices in Fairfax and Leesburg, Virginia. She has practiced special needs and elder law for over 20 years and has been listed in Best Lawyers of America annually since 2012. She also sits on the board of directors of Brain Injury Services.

Financial Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities2019-07-05T13:21:29+00:00

Letter of Intent Gives Valuable Advice to Future Caregivers

2019-07-05T13:28:43+00:00

By Glynis A. Ritchie, Esq. Parents of children with special needs have lots on their plates. When it comes to estate planning, the tasks at hand can be complicated, and the choices parents have to make – how to provide for their child’s needs when they are not around and whom to name as fiduciaries [...]

Letter of Intent Gives Valuable Advice to Future Caregivers2019-07-05T13:28:43+00:00

Tax Law Changes for Those with Disabilities

2019-07-30T12:06:44+00:00

This edition of the Voice was written by SNA member, Robert B. Fleming. Robert is a partner in the Tucson, Arizona law firm of Fleming & Curti, PLC. He is a long-time member of the Special Needs Alliance and frequently speaks on special needs issues to lawyers and family members all over the country. You can subscribe to his newsletter and podcast at www.elder-law.com.

Tax Law Changes for Those with Disabilities2019-07-30T12:06:44+00:00

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