Tag Archives: Special Needs

What Immediate Actions Must Be Taken Right After Someone Dies?

When a loved one dies, family members are not only in mourning — they may be in a state of uncertainty about what to do next. While everyone is respectful to the loss of the loved one, tension can arise over who must take responsibility for arrangements and costs. Confusion often arises. In the weeks […]
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Service Member Survivor Benefit Plans and Special Needs Trusts

by Debra A. Verni On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Disabled Military Child Protection Act. This law allows a military parent to provide a survivor benefit for a disabled child and have it paid to a special needs trust for the child’s benefit. Until recently, service members were reluctant to name children with […]
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Caring for Aging Parents

As life expectancies continue to increase, it becomes much more likely that you will need to financially help an aging parent. If you find yourself in that situation, review the tax laws to determine whether you can obtain some tax relief. The key is to determine whether you can deduct your parent as a dependent, […]
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A Measured Approach to Selecting the Right Trustee

A trust is often only as good as the person selected to manage it. It may a daunting process, but selecting the right trustee and having fail-safes in place are crucial to ensuring the complexities of a trust are handled appropriately. Here are some of the pros and cons of choosing different trustees. Advantages of […]
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Q&A: Special Needs Planning

With October being National Special Needs Law Month, it’s a good opportunity to answer some frequently asked questions regarding special needs planning. Question: What is Special Needs Planning? Answer: Special Needs Planning is a holistic approach to assisting individuals with special needs – such as physical or intellectual disabilities and their families with legal issues […]
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Seven Non-Tax Reasons to Create a Trust

Using trusts as an estate planning tool is often done to achieve tax savings. By setting up certain types of trusts, a high-net-worth individual can avoid exposure to estate taxes levied by the federal and state governments. While this is an important consideration if your estate is likely to be liable for death taxes, there […]
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Welcome to the Herzog Herald!

Staying connected to clients and the community has always been a priority at the Herzog Law Firm. Two years ago, we launched our monthly newsletter to share news and tips with our clients. Now, as the second anniversary is upon us, we are launching the Herzog Herald as a blog companion to our monthly newsletter. […]
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