The Voice: A Wakeup Call for Professional Trustees and Parents

Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a nationwide non-profit educational organization for attorneys who have advanced knowledge and experience in laws affecting persons with disabilities. Sirote & Permutt is proud to be the first firm in Alabama selected for membership. Sirote shareholder Katherine N. Barr practices in the areas of estate and special needs planning andRead More

Supreme Court same sex marriage ruling impacts estate planning

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On June 26, 2015, in a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled (5-4) that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires a State to license a mar­riage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawful­ly licensedRead More

The Voice: The ABLE Act – A new tool for special needs planning

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The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment of the Voice was written by Robert B. Fleming. Robert is a partner in Fleming & Curti, PLC, a Tucson law firm focusing on special needs planning, trust administration, guardianship/conservatorship and estate planning. He is a Fellow of the American College of TrustRead More

The Voice: Bullying of the special needs child and what parents can do

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The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Amy C. O’Hara and her co-author, Marion Walsh.   Amy is a partner with the New York law firm Littman Krooks LLP, specializing in special needs planning, guardianships, elder law, estate planning and administration, and personalRead More

House of Representatives Passes the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015

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On Thursday, April 16, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1105 or the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 by an extremely partisan margin of 240 to 179. The version of the Bill passed by the House of Representatives would repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes. If enacted into law, the Bill would leaveRead More

Child support for an adult child with disabilities

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The Voice is the newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Craig C. Reaves of Reaves Law Firm, PC. in Kansas City, Missouri. Holding the CELA (Certified Elder Law Attorney) designation from the National Elder Law Foundation, he is a Past President and Fellow of the NationalRead More