Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series: When and How to Use an ABLE Account

The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present the Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series. In the third session, “When and How to Use an ABLE Account,” Shana Siegel, a Member of the firm and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, was joined once again by Elizabeth McKenna, ChSNC™, CFP®, of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.Watch…

Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series: Integrating Financial & Legal Planning for Families with a Child with a Disability

The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present the second session of the Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series, “Integrating Financial & Legal Planning for Families with a Child with a Disability.” Shana Siegel, a Member of the firm and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, and Elizabeth McKenna, CFP and Chartered Special Needs…

Special Needs Spotlight Series: Taking Control – Harnessing Anxiety & Turning It Into a Plan

The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present the Special Needs Spotlight Webinar Series. In this introductory session, “Taking Control – Harnessing Anxiety and Turning it Into a Plan,” Shana Siegel, a Member of the firm and Chair of its Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, spoke with Trish Colucci Barbosa, RN and Care Manager at Peace…

How Can I Protect Myself From Financial Exploitation as I Age?

In our office, we think a lot about solo seniors – older adults who live alone and have no immediate family. Right now, we are working on an unfortunate case where multiple bad actors took advantage of a vulnerable woman, taking hundreds of thousands of dollars. Although their children and other close family members are…

Should I Help My Aging Parents Manage Their Investments?

As Americans live longer and their portfolios grow for extended periods of time, their adult children should be watching carefully—but how closely? That’s the question posed by the article “How to Help Aging Parents Manage Portfolios,” from U.S. News & World Report. There is no one answer, and it is a delicate situation. It is…

Your Nest is Empty? It’s a Good Time to Plan.

My husband and I just became Empty Nesters. Most of the articles you read on the “empty nest,” focus on couples now having more time for each other or redecorating the newly-vacated room (We haven’t gotten to this quite yet.)  However, there are financial and legal issues to consider at this time too. If you…

What if a Hostile Family Member Wants to Become Your Guardian?

Family conflict can become exacerbated when a parent ages.  Children who have disagreed or fought with their parents now threaten to take control of their assets.  Sometimes the parent knows that if one child gets this power they will not act in the parent’s best interest.  How can you protect yourself? The most important step…

Singles Need to Plan Differently for Retirement

When you live alone, you need to plan for retirement differently than someone who is married or has a life-partner.  Those with a partner can, in most instances, rely on their partner to help out with expenses and be a caregiver, if they should become ill.  However, when you are single, especially if you do…

When It Comes to Veteran’s Benefits DIY Doesn’t Work

As you might expect, there are several benefits available to assist wounded or disabled Veterans. But unbeknownst to many, there are also pension benefits that exist for men and women who served and were not injured. Lack of knowledge leads veterans to miss out on the important assistance they have earned. However, it is essential to…

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