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Trump Under Fire Over Actions Surrounding Father's Estate

It is impossible to read a newspaper or watch the news on TV without hearing some mention of Donald Trump's campaign for president. The latest headlines illustrate how family feuds over estates can have unintended consequences. Donald Trump is w… Read More
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What to Do after an Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it is important to take immediate steps to ensure that end-of-life care is as comfortable as can be. There is a common myth that people with Alzheimer's are completely incompetent… Read More
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Family Sues to Reverse Brain Dead Declaration

Issues concerning when a person can be taken off life support did not go away when the Terry Schiavo case stopped appearing in the headlines. A current lawsuit in California highlights that the issue is still very much alive. In December of 2013, the… Read More
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Attorney Charged With Theft in Louisiana Estate Case

A feud that began with a bitter child custody battle might have led to one of the attorneys in the case being charged with falsifying a will and theft. Louisiana attorney Michael Cox represented Michael Davisson in a custody battle against Davisson&#… Read More
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Special Needs Attorney Testifies Before Congress

Richard A. Courtney, President of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) and principal in the Courtney Elder Law Associates section of Frascogna Courtney, PLLC, testified Friday, September 18 before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee… Read More
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Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Passes in Senate

People with special needs have won an important victory in the Senate where the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passed unanimously. However, the fight is not over. For people with disabilities, special needs trusts are often a vital way to protect a… Read More
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Financial Help for Caregivers

Becoming a caregiver can result in many challenges; communicating with doctors, managing your time and your parents’ health, and just as importantly, their financial welfare. According to the National Caregiver’s Library website, (www.caregiversl… Read More
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Making Long-term Plans for Family Members with Special Needs in Ann Arbor

With each passing election season, the conversations about the cost of government-provided health care and Social Security get more urgent. But debates about the deserving and the undeserving and the proper level of budgets and taxes tend to gloss ov… Read More
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