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3103, 2020

Caring for Aging Parents During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By | March 31st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Caring for Aging Parents During the Coronavirus Pandemic At Nadler Biernath, many of our clients are in the “sandwich generation.” Folks are caring for aging parents and young children. As we all work to process the ever-changing news and deluge of information about COVID-19, one thing is clear: Older adults are at higher risk for severe illness. For those with aging parents, this can be unsettling. Below, you’ll find [...]

2403, 2020

A Message from Nadler Biernath on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 

By | March 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

A Message from Nadler Biernathon the Coronavirus/COVID-19Dear clients and friends,During this challenging time, we’d like to take a moment to update you all on our office and the work we’re continuing to do. We have closed down our office to keep you and our staff safe. Moving forward, all March and April meetings will be virtual. Also, we are delaying signings—which are required to take place in person.We also believe [...]

403, 2020

What Can Go in a Trust?

By | March 4th, 2020|Categories: Latest News and Events, Special Needs Trusts|

For the parents of a special needs child, ensuring lifetime comfort and care can seem like a bit of a financial catch-22. In order to qualify for government benefits, including Medicaid, the special needs individual can have only limited income and assets. But the government benefits alone don’t provide enough to live on comfortably.  That’s where a special needs trust comes in, helping cover not only medical expenses and caregiving [...]

1302, 2020

Super Lawyers 2020 Recognize Laura Akins and Heather Nadler!

By | February 13th, 2020|Categories: Estate Plan, Latest News and Events|

The attorneys at Nadler Biernath are pleased to announce that Associate Attorney Laura Akins has been recognized as 2020 Rising Star on the Georgia Super Lawyers list. Partner Heather Nadler has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer—a designation she’s earned since 2015. Both Laura and Heather were recognized in the field of Elder Law. Each year, Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters company, evaluates attorneys from across the United States [...]

1002, 2020

Do I Need Guardianship?

By | February 10th, 2020|Categories: Latest News and Events, Special Needs Trusts|

Deciding whether to seek guardianship is one of the most challenging legal questions the parents of a child with special needs may face. While parents cannot begin the process of seeking guardianship until six months before their child turns 18, it’s helpful to give it careful thought long before then, with input from care providers and educators, if appropriate. Guardianship is meant to protect the child, or ward, into and [...]

602, 2019

Estate Planning For Families With A Special Needs Child Business Radio X

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: ABLE, Estate Plan, Latest News and Events, Special Needs Trusts, Uncategorized|

Estate Planning For Families With A Special Needs Child Business Radio X Nadler Biernath attorney Kim Martin had the privilege of appearing on Gaslowitz Frankel’s Wealth Matters radio show, discussing how to estate plan when you have a special needs child. It was a great conversation, and if you weren’t able to listen live, you can watch the show on YouTube, or listen through Business Radio X’s website. Click to [...]

211, 2018

Veteran’s Benefits Qualifiers

By | November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Veteran's Benefits Qualifiers How do we know if we qualify? The veteran has to be enlisted for at least 90 days of active duty, that is important to realize, this is not the reserves this is active duty. You have to have 90 days of active enlistment; one of those has to have been during a war time period. In Herschel’s case, he was in Korea. So let’s say, for [...]

701, 2015

The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014

By | January 7th, 2015|Categories: ABLE, Latest News and Events|

The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (the ABLE Act) was recently signed into law and a number of questions have been raised regarding what the ABLE Accounts can do, and when can they be used.  Keep in mind, the law was recently enacted.  The accounts will not be available for several months.  Like any new law, there will be a great deal of information that will be [...]

1303, 2012

Spread The Word To End The Word

By | March 13th, 2012|Categories: Estate Plan, Latest News and Events, Special Needs Trusts|

Community Leaders from Best Buddies and the Special Olympics have combined to create a campaign to end the use of the word “retard”. March 7, 2012 marked the day to stop using the r-word in any form of speech including medical terminology. The website,, describes how the terms “medical retardation” and “mental retardation” began as medical terminology with specific clinical connotation but those words have shifted into every [...]

702, 2012

Misappropriating Trust Funds

By | February 7th, 2012|Categories: Estate Plan, Latest News and Events, Special Needs Trusts|

There are serious consequences if a trustee misappropriates trust funds. An example of this recently occurred in Port St. Lucie, Florida. John Morgan was arrested on a grand theft charge for reportedly stealing more than $40,000 from his adult daughter’s special needs trust fund. His daughter, Sandra Morgan, who suffers from cerebral palsy and lives in a group home, was awarded $65,000 from a settlement due to a [...]

1601, 2012

Stem Cell Fraud

By | January 16th, 2012|Categories: Latest News and Events, Special Needs Trusts|

The use of the World Wide Web has allowed families with special needs individuals to discover new therapy techniques, medical breakthroughs, doctors, and lawyers to ensure that the individual lives the best life possible. While there is a wealth of beneficial information on the internet there are also scam artists that target families with special needs individuals. One form of these scam artists is described in the video below. [...]

2811, 2011

How A Special Needs Trust Benefits

By | November 28th, 2011|Categories: Latest News and Events, Special Needs Trusts|

Special needs planning is the concept of leaving assets for your child with special needs in such a way that does not render them ineligible for benefits. As you may know, Medicaid and Social Security Income have resource limits. If the individual has more than $2000 in “countable resources” then he or she is not eligible on the financial side to receive Medicaid or SSI. But the good [...]

2811, 2011

Do I Have An Estate Plan?

By | November 28th, 2011|Categories: Estate Plan, Latest News and Events|

Did you know that every single person has an estate plan! The State creates an Estate plan for you. Below is outlined what the State creates for every one: If you are married and have one child, 1/2 to your spouse and 1/2 to your child. If you have more than one child, 1/3 to your spouse, and 2/3 to your children equally. If you are not married [...]

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