Archive for the tag 'Estate Planning'

Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law is proud to partner with Eden Autism Services, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve the lives of children and adults with autism, to bring you this unique advocacy program. Six workshops will address the legal and advocacy issues facing parents, guardians and siblings of those affected by autism spectrum disorders from the early years following diagnosis, through the school years, and into adult life.

With the recent changes to the Federal estate tax it’s easy to think Estate and tax planning are only for the wealthy. In reality, your estate is usually worth more than you think it is.

By Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, P.C., Attorneys at Law The Arc of New Jersey join’s HF&P in bringing you this article. The Importance of Maintaining Medicaid Eligibility The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is changing the way it is doing business. Under DDD’s new eligibility rules, services will only be provided to individuals […]

Occasionally a client will ask us to review a special needs trust prepared by another law firm. Unfortunately, many of these documents either fail to conform to the legal requirements for a special needs trust or fail to anticipate future changes in benefit delivery systems and therefore limit the trustee’s ability to meet the changing needs of the disabled individual.

Use these tips and suggestions to determine if your Estate Plan or Will need updating.

This article provides a thumbnail sketch of standard elder law basics with additional points that apply to parents of a person with a significant disability

A Credit Shelter Trust (CST) is one tool that allows a married person to shelter assets from estate tax. Upon the death of the person, assets are transferred to the beneficiaries named in the trust – free of estate tax.

By S. Paul Prior, Esq. It has been said that there are only two things you can count on: death and taxes. In this case – there is some good news. In the final days of 2010, Congress enacted the Tax Relief Act, bringing changes – and some relief – to taxpayers who plan carefully. […]