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1706, 2020

What To Expect In Our Consultations

By | June 17th, 2020|Categories: Estate Plan|

What To Expect In Our Consultations For most folks, the idea of estate planning can be a little uncomfortable. But, the truth is, the hardest part is often working up the will (pun intended!) to make the first call. At Nadler Biernath, we do our best to make the process painless, taking care of our clients and helping solve their problems. We’re here to give you peace of mind. [...]

306, 2020

Advanced Directive for Health Care

By | June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Estate Plan|

Advanced Directive for Health Care What is an advance directive? For many people, the COVID-19 pandemic has made distant end-of-life scenarios suddenly feel less remote. Being faced with a known, widespread illness—one that often leaves people hospitalized apart from loved ones—makes expressing one’s wishes in writing feel more urgent than ever.  Advance directives are one legal tool used to express those wishes now, taking the pressure off of family [...]

1805, 2020

How You Can Help Nursing and Assisted Living Homes During COVID-19

By | May 18th, 2020|Categories: Latest News and Events|

How You Can Help Nursing and Assisted Living Homes During COVID-19 With COVID-19 seriously affecting the country’s nursing home population, many facilities are locked down to visitors, leaving residents without in-person connections to family members and friends. Many residences have also had to cut their schedule of in-house social events—think bridge groups or movie nights—and move meals to room service only.  Residents who may be feeling worried, lonely or [...]

1405, 2020

Thank You to Budd Terrace’s Healthcare Heroes

By | May 14th, 2020|Categories: Latest News and Events|

Thank You to Budd Terrace’s Healthcare Heroes Here at Nadler Biernath, we’re saddened by the toll COVID-19 has taken on our seniors. We know that many elders, especially those living in nursing centers, are bearing the brunt of this disease. But we’re also grateful for the skilled staff, including the doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, techs, cooks and environmental services professionals, who are caring for our older loved ones—often putting [...]

605, 2020

Supporting Special Needs Parents

By | May 6th, 2020|Categories: Latest News and Events|

Supporting Special Needs Parents As a parent, you’re used to prioritizing your child’s wellbeing. As a special needs parent, you might often be throwing yourself into finding treatments, therapies and educational accommodations that fit your child’s needs. But in our current circumstances, now is the time to center on your own wellbeing as much as your child’s. Your energy keeps the household running. Your calmness helps your child face [...]

2204, 2020

Dealing With Not Being Able to Visit Elderly Family Members

By | April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Latest News and Events|

Dealing With Not Being Able to Visit Elderly Family Members Because older adults are at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19, many people are being forced to temporarily postpone visits with elderly family members. This is hard for everyone, of course, but right now it’s one of the best ways to keep your loved ones safe. And, if they live in an assisted living facility or nursing home, [...]

1404, 2020

Get Your Estate Planning in Order

By | April 14th, 2020|Categories: Estate Plan|

Get Your Estate Planning in Order With stay-at-home orders, dire predictions and story after story covering the unsettling present, this is an undeniably stressful time—one that can easily send thoughts off on a “what if” trajectory of worst case scenarios. But it’s also a time to reassess what’s most important to us. To simplify what we can and protect those we most care about. To that end, many people [...]

804, 2020

Helping Special Needs Kids Deal With Schedule and Routine Changes

By | April 8th, 2020|Categories: Latest News and Events|

Helping Special Needs Kids Deal With Schedule and Routine Changes As the parent of a special needs child, you have probably put a lot of time and effort into creating a routine that works for your family. You’ve ideally figured out the right lineup of activities and social time, the right mix of therapies and appointments, and, if your child is grade school age, an individualized education plan (IEP) [...]

804, 2020

The CARES Act: What You and Your Family Need to Know

By | April 8th, 2020|Categories: Latest News and Events|

The CARES Act: What You and Your Family Need to Know We are in largely uncharted waters with regard to the benefits and tax-related consequences that these payments will have on recipients. Information changes daily in some cases. For the most up-to-date information on these issues, we recommend that you check Social Security & Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), where the SSA will post updates as they arise. With the Coronavirus [...]

3103, 2020

Caring for Aging Parents During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By | March 31st, 2020|Categories: Latest News and Events|

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: Latest News and Events|

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 [...]

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 developed [...]

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, www.r-word.org, describes how the terms “medical retardation” and “mental retardation” began as medical terminology with specific clinical connotation but those words have shifted into every day [...]

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 wheel [...]

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. An [...]

2811, 2011

How A Special Needs Trust Benefits

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

Special Needs Planning 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. Special [...]

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 but [...]

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