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Diabetes and 504 Plans

Diabetes and 504 Plans By Erica Fitzgerald, Esq. If you are the parent of a child diagnosed with diabetes, it is crucial to familiarize yourself with your child’s rights. Having a developmental disability is not a prerequisite for protection under the law. Individuals with recognized disabilities, including diabetes, have the same rights to access programs and facilities as their non-disabled... 

Diabetes and 504 Plans

By Erica Fitzgerald, Esq. If you are the parent of a child diagnosed with diabetes, it is crucial to familiarize yourself with your child’s rights. Having a developmental disability is not a prerequisite for protection under the law. Individuals with recognized disabilities, including diabetes, have the same rights to access programs and facilities as their non-disabled counterparts. This right... 

It’s Time to Protect Your Family and Your Future – 2015 National Financial Literacy Month

It’s Time to Protect Your Family and Your Future – 2015 National Financial Literacy Month In support of the 2015 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Campaign built around National Financial Literacy Month (April) and six month later during National Estate Planning Awareness Week (3rd week in October) the following estate planning article contains a very important message. Over... 

It’s Time to Protect Your Family and Your Future – 2015 National Financial Literacy Month

In support of the 2015 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Campaign built around National Financial Literacy Month (April) and six month later during National Estate Planning Awareness Week (3rd week in October) the following estate planning article contains a very important message. Over 50% of our adult population does not have a current or […]  Read More →

How Divorce Mediation Is Different From Collaborative Divorce

How is divorce mediation different from collaborative divorce? This is one of the most commonly asked questions in recent times coming from people trying to decide which method to choose. A larger proportion of people who tend to ask this question are spouses trying to end their domestic partnerships. Mediation and collaborative practice are vast areas of conflict resolution that involve domestic as... 

Questions You Should Ask Your Divorce Mediator

Divorce is one of the most painful and uncertain subject in a couples’ life. When it comes to divorce, there are two ways that a couple can choose to carry it out: litigation and mediation. When a couple decides to get a divorce, there are lots of uncertainties with regards to the procedure and other rules and regulations that may or may not apply to them. If you have chosen Orange County divorce... 

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Caring for a Loved One

The HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act is designed to fill coverage gaps left by Medicare, and encourages doctors to help their patients plan for the long-term care the disease requires Alzheimer’s disease is a serious medical condition that affects a persons cognitive functions. There are often personality changes, loss of bodily functions and memory issues which causes difficulty with daily activities.... 

Estate planning covers more than just creating a ‘will.’

Many retirees may not see the need for estate planning. After all, their financial resources are minimal, their home is paid off, and everything they do own will go to the kids with a little left over for their favorite charity. Don’t die ‘intestate’ (without a will)! Retirees often don’t understand the importance of estate planning, especially if they think their financial resources... 

PROTECTING THE HOME FROM THE COST OF LONG-TERM CARE

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Seventy percent of Americans will require some form of long-term care be it nursing home, assisted living or home care. The cost of this care can range from $20 per hour or more for home care to $10,000 – $12,000 per month for nursing home care. Before becoming eligible for Medicaid in a nursing home or assisted living facility, an individual must list their home... 

Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loans

A record number of older adults now carry student loan debt, and the phenomenon is still growing: people over 60 are in the fastest growing age group for college debt, according to a report from The New York Times. A record 2.2 million people age 60 and older now hold student loan debt — three times as many as in 2005. Collectively, older adults owed $43 billion in student debt at the time of... 
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