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Elder Law Changes

Elder Law Changes

know the laws and the numbers Beginning in 2014, there were some changes to a variety of laws that may interest elders and their loved ones. The following updated laws are particularly relevant for seniors and their families who are attempting to plan for the future. Gift and Estate Taxes: The annual gift tax exclusion continues at $14,000. This means a wealthy relative can give away gifts totaling $14,000 per year, per individual, and the benefactor will not incur a […]

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Power of Attorney–An Important Document for You

Power of Attorney–An Important Document for You
By E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire (CELA) While your will lets you appoint the person, your executor, who will be responsible for the disposition of your assets after death, a durable power of[...]

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FILIAL SUPPORT ACT

By E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire (CELA)  The Pennsylvania Filial Support Act permits an indigent person or any agency involved in the care of the indigent person, such as a nursing home, to make[...]

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People on the Move – Evan H. Farr

Certified Elder Law Attorney Evan H. Farr of The Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, P.C. , an Elder Law and Estate Planning firm based in Fairfax, was recently honored as one of 2012’s “Leaders in the[...]

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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month

Elder and Special Needs Law Attorneys Across the Country Educate People with Disabilities and Their Families on Legal Options This October The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a[...]

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People on the Move – Sheri R. Abrams

Sheri R. Abrams has been named a partner in the Falls Church Virginia Law Firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack.  Ms. Abrams joined Needham Mitnick & Pollack in January 2010 as “of counsel”[...]

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Finding a New Family with Senior Care Experts

Finding a New Family with Senior Care Experts
Families are there for each other to celebrate the good times and help each other through the challenging times. Elizabeth Dusa had spent a lifetime caring for her son, but when her health began[...]

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Alzheimer’s Care and Elder Law: Finding Support and Guidance

Alzheimer’s Care and Elder Law: Finding Support and Guidance
"I always thought of us as relatively young and in good health," said Betty Strubel of herself and her husband of 26 years, Jim. It was eight years ago, however, when Betty received the news that[...]

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A Team Approach to Elder Care

A Team Approach to Elder Care
"If I had to do it all over, I wouldn't change a thing," says Mary Quigley in reference to the unique journey she took caring for her mother and brother over the past several years. While her[...]

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