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DEAR GRANDMA AND GRANDPA…

2020-11-24T09:46:49-05:00

The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of the Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Edward Wilcenski, Esq., a founding partner of the law firm of Wilcenski & Pleat, PLLC in Clifton Park, New York. He practices in the areas of Special Needs Planning, Elder Law, and Trust and Estate Planning and Administration. Ed is a past President of the Special Needs Alliance, and writes and lectures frequently on issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families

Long-time readers of The Voice know that we rarely repeat an issue. In the world of disability there are many important topics to choose from, so the challenge has really been in deciding which topics are of most interest to our readers rather than finding something interesting in the first place. Because the Voice has many new readers each year, we know that many of our current readers may have missed this article when it first appeared in November of 2010. With this in mind, we’ve decided to reprint this article written by Edward V. Wilcenski, Esq. hoping that it may catch newer readers before they make their final decisions on how to make holiday gifts to their family members and friends with disabilities.

DEAR GRANDMA AND GRANDPA…2020-11-24T09:46:49-05:00

Special Needs Alliance Announces
2020 – 2021 Board of Directors

2020-11-12T10:58:42-05:00

Tucson, AZ – October 27, 2020 – The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) announced today its 2020 – 2021 Board of Directors. The SNA is a national organization of attorneys in the practice of special needs, disability and elder law. “We’re thrilled to have such talented and passionate individuals as our new board of directors,” [...]

Special Needs Alliance Announces
2020 – 2021 Board of Directors
2020-11-12T10:58:42-05:00

What is a special needs trust anyway?

2020-11-12T10:35:33-05:00

This issue of the Voice was written by Special Needs Alliance member Lisa Nachmias Davis, CELA, a partner in the New Haven, Connecticut law firm of Davis O’Sullivan & Priest, LLC. Ms. Davis helps clients with estate planning, setting up or administering special needs trusts, qualifying for public benefits, and probate and estate settlement; she also represents charities and other nonprofit organizations. Her website is sharinglaw.net.

What is a special needs trust anyway?2020-11-12T10:35:33-05:00

Special Needs Beneficiaries Can Be Explicitly Included in Estate Planning

2020-11-12T11:00:07-05:00

This article for The Voice® was written by Mark B. Heffner, CELA, a graduate of Harvard College and Boston College Law School. He is the principal of Heffner & Associates, a firm with offices in Warwick and Barrington, Rhode Island, focusing since 1992 on elder law, special needs planning, and estate planning. Mark is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and became a member of the Special Needs Alliance in 2004. He can be found at www.hefflaw.com

Special Needs Beneficiaries Can Be Explicitly Included in Estate Planning2020-11-12T11:00:07-05:00

The Pitfalls of Paying Family Members to Provide Care

2020-11-12T10:58:00-05:00

This article for The Voice® was written by Courtney L. Fletcher, Esq., of Springfield, Missouri. Courtney is an attorney in the Estate Planning Practice Group of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. and has been practicing law since 1995. Her practice area include special needs planning, estate planning and administration, probate, trust and elder law, guardianships/conservatorships and Veteran’s benefits. Courtney is a member of the Missouri Bar, past president of the Greene County Estate Planning Council, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and a VA accredited attorney. She is a past director of the Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a past chairman of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Probate & Trust Committee. She currently serves on the Elder Law Committee of the Missouri Bar and is also a member of the Estate, Trust and Elder Law Institute Planning Committee. Please visit her at www.cecb.com.

The Pitfalls of Paying Family Members to Provide Care2020-11-12T10:58:00-05:00

What, Where, Why, and When must a Special Needs Trust Be Reported to Government Agencies?

2020-11-12T10:57:54-05:00

This article for The Voice® was written by Emily B. Kile, Esq. of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Emily is a partner at Kile & Kupiszewski Law Firm, LLC.  Emily has been practicing law since 1993.  She is a member of the Special Needs Alliance.  Her practice areas include special needs planning, probate, trust administration, long term care planning and guardianship/conservatorship matters.  Emily is also a licensed fiduciary.  She serves as Trustee, Conservator and Financial Agent for individuals.  Emily is a past chairperson for the Elder Law, Mental Health & Special Needs Planning section of the State Bar of Arizona.  Please visit her at:  www.kilekuplaw.com

What, Where, Why, and When must a Special Needs Trust Be Reported to Government Agencies?2020-11-12T10:57:54-05:00

Nursing Home Visit Policies in Flux

2020-08-12T05:42:17-04:00

This post was authored by Mary Alice Jackson, Esq., of Boyer & Boyer, Sarasota, Florida. She is a Special Needs Alliance (SNA) board member and focuses her practice on special needs planning, elder law and estate planning. She is Board Certified in Elder Law by the Florida Bar.

Nursing Home Visit Policies in Flux2020-08-12T05:42:17-04:00

Be Alert to Covid-19 Scams

2020-11-12T10:51:13-05:00

Rebecca S. Kueny, Kueny Law LLC, Salem, Oregon, focuses her practice on elder law, special needs planning and trust administration. She is committed to helping individuals with special needs live as independently as possible.

Be Alert to Covid-19 Scams2020-11-12T10:51:13-05:00

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