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Letter of Intent to Meet the Needs of Your Special Needs Child


EDITOR’S NOTE- This article is by guest blogger Stephanie Lopez of HomeInsurance.org, and FriedmanLaw thanks Stephanie for taking the time to address this important topic. If you have a special needs child, you should take the time to prepare a letter of intent for your child. This will help any … Continue reading


$aving Estate Tax Through Portability


The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 exempts from federal estate tax the first $5 million of a decedent’s taxable estate. In 2012, inflation adjustments increased the exemption to $5,120,000. However, the exemption is scheduled to drop to $1 million after 2012 unless Congress intervenes. … Continue reading


Should You Buy Long Term Care Insurance?


There is no easy answer to this deceptively simple question. Like other insurance, long term care insurance (“LTCI”) comes with many options and can prove surprisingly complex. For instance, many consumers are uncertain what their LTCI does and doesn’t cover. First, it’s important to understand that medical insurance rarely covers … Continue reading


Medicaid Estate Recovery


When a Medicaid recipient passes away, the state can recover Medicaid expenditures from the individual’s probate estate and perhaps from other assets in which the individual once had an interest. As explained in greater detail throughout SpecialNeedsNJ.com, individuals may employ various planning techniques to preserve savings and qualify for Medicid … Continue reading


Protecting Medicare Eligibility When Settling Personal Injury or Worker Comp Claim


Will settling your personal injury or worker compensation claim cost you your Medicare? It shouldn’t, but it easily could if you and your personal injury lawyer don’t protect Medicare’s rights. Generally, Medicare coverage is secondary to others who may have responsibility for your health care costs. Therefore, when settling nearly … Continue reading


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