What Is a Special Needs Trust?

If your child has special needs, it is essential that you plan for his or her future should anything ever happen to you. When someone inherits significant assets, though, it can affect eligibility for benefits like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income. […]

By | June 21st, 2017|Special Needs Law|0 Comments

Can I Declare Bankruptcy More Than Once?

Most Americans who file for bankruptcy do not do so as a consequence of poor spending habits. Rather, they find themselves facing an insurmountable pile of debt because of unforeseen circumstances that were totally out of their control. […]

By | June 16th, 2017|Bankruptcy|0 Comments

What Is Chapter 20 Bankruptcy? Insights from a New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyer

If you are considering bankruptcy, you have two options as an individual: Chapter 7, which will essentially eliminate your unsecured debt, or chapter 13, which will reorganize most or all of your debts into a more manageable payment plan. […]

By | June 5th, 2017|Bankruptcy|0 Comments

Can I Declare Bankruptcy More Than Once? Insights from a Bankruptcy Lawyer in New Jersey

Most Americans who file for bankruptcy do not do so as a consequence of poor spending habits. Rather, they find themselves facing an insurmountable pile of debt because of unforeseen circumstances that were totally out of their control. […]

By | June 5th, 2017|Bankruptcy|0 Comments

What Is Joint Bankruptcy? Insights from a Bankruptcy Attorney in New Jersey

Even if you and your spouse maintain separate bank accounts, you have probably merged your finances in some way. Although this may be the best arrangement for your relationship and long-term goals, it also means that if one of you accumulates excessive debt, your financial security as a couple is going to suffer. […]

By | May 24th, 2017|Bankruptcy|0 Comments

Special Education to See Rise in Federal Funding

In an effort to avoid a government shutdown, a $1 trillion bipartisan agreement has been proposed to Congress that would fund the government through September. The agreement includes a $90 million increase in grants to states under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). […]

By | May 9th, 2017|Special Education, Special Needs Law|0 Comments

What Are the Pros and Cons of Filing for Bankruptcy?

If you have an overwhelming amount of debt but you are barely able to cover the absolute necessities from paycheck to paycheck, you may be a good candidate for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is an effective way to reduce, reorganize, or eliminate your financial obligations so you can continue providing for your family. […]

By | May 9th, 2017|Bankruptcy|0 Comments

What Information Should My Child’s IEP Include?

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a document that details a child’s special education needs and goals. Every child who is enrolled in a special education program must have an IEP. […]

By | April 24th, 2017|Special Education, Special Needs Law|0 Comments

Disability Advocates Fight to Block Resolution That Could Reduce Quality of Special Education Programs

A resolution that would deregulate special education programs has already passed the House of Representatives and will come before the Senate any day now. According to Disability Scoop, opponents of the resolution argue that rescinding the Obama-era regulations would reduce the accountability of school districts to accommodate the needs of children with disabilities. […]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Special Needs Law|0 Comments

Disability Programs Face Uncertain Future under Trump’s Proposed Budget Plan

The White House recently released its budget plan, nicknamed the “skinny budget,” which proposes significant cuts to non-defense discretionary programs that benefit people with developmental disabilities. The 62-page plan outlines President Trump’s fiscal priorities in 2018. It calls for increases in spending for homeland security and defense, as well as funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border; however, it proposes cuts to transportation and housing programs, education, and medical research. […]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Special Needs Law|0 Comments

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