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Special Needs Trusts Can Successfully Protect Child Support Payments For Minor And Adult Children With Disabilities

Imagine this scenario: You successfully obtained a settlement for a couple whose child was severely injured.  You collaborated with an elder law attorney to create a special needs trust to protect the settlement proceeds and preserve the client’s government assistance.  Several years later you get a call from one of the client’s that the couple is divorcing and asking…

Don’t Let Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits be a Well Kept Secret! Learn if Your Clients Qualify for this Government Benefit

Stephanie L. Schneider has been a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney since 1997. Stephanie is accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide clients with guidance and assistance about qualifying for veteran benefits. Stephanie and her team will primarily focus on assisting veterans and their spouses with becoming eligible to obtain benefits under…

THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY ON MEDICAL, LEGAL AND FINANCIAL DECISION-MAKING

The Influence Of Cultural Diversity On Medical, Legal And Financial Decision-Making

Published in Families of Loved Ones (FOLO magazine) By Stephanie L. Schneider Health care professionals and elder law attorneys provide information to caregivers and people with disabilities regarding long term care planning, options and advance directives. It is important to communicate and understand different cultural beliefs and practices in the medical decision-making process for all parties…

Domestic Partner Planning

Published in Florida Justice Association Journal People tend to avoid dealing with issues of illness, death and mortality. The laws in Florida as well as the United States generally do not provide your clients who may be same sex and heterosexual partners with the same rights as married couples. Therefore, it is even more important…

Lessons to Learn from Terry Schiavo

Published in South Florida Hospital News Many of us in the healthcare industry and legal profession have a variety of reactions and personal opinions on the medical and legal issues Terry Schiavo and her family have encountered. Notwithstanding, I believe there are common lessons we can take from it that if implemented would increase the…

Tips for Providing Value-Added Services To Disabled Plaintiffs and Reducing Professional Liability

[on behalf of the Academy’s Women’s Caucus Section] Published in Florida Justice Association Journal As an elder law attorney I have had the privilege of working with many talented trial lawyers who achieve settlements for permanently disabled individuals. These experiences have taught me that trial lawyers and elder law attorneys can benefit their clients and…

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