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"Here Comes the Sun" is the Newsletter from Russo Law Group, P.C. specifically for the Special Needs Community. For more information on any of the articles you read here, please do not hesitate to contact us!

What Does It Take to Be a Guardian?

Before going through the legal process of becoming a guardian for another person, it is important to consider if it is a role you are legally and practically able to take on.


23rd Annual Theresa Awards

On May 5th, the Theresa Foundation will be honoring Judy Murdaugh-JacksonH. Amos Goodall Jr., Esq. of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak and Kelly Piacenti, the Assistant Vice President of MassMutual-Special Care for their outstanding efforts in making a difference in our communities.

The monies raised at the Theresa Awards Dinner allows the Foundation to provide music, dance, art and recreation programs at the Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for children with special needs and provides funds to aid similar organizations worldwide.

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Making Decisions for a Child with Special Needs Who Becomes an Adult

Parents of children with special needs must be concerned with ensuring that medical and financial decisions will continue to be made in the child's best interest once the child reaches age 18 -- the age of legal capacity.

Four Reasons Why Dropping Medicaid Is Usually Not a Good Idea, Even After a Large Award or Settlement

Many newly “wealthy” clients ask what the value is of staying on Medicaid. Shouldn’t millions of dollars be sufficient to pay for health care? There are a number of reasons why Medicaid is the far better choice.  

A Look at Three New ABLE Programs Available Nationwide

ABLE accounts are a relatively new planning tool available to individuals with disabilities. Here are details on the ABLE account programs of three states that allow out-of-state residents to open accounts.  

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Why It Is Important to Have an Attorney Who Focuses on Special Needs Trusts

Many attorneys create trusts, and some even create special needs trusts, often using pre-written templates.  So why do you really need an attorney whose practice focuses on special needs planning?

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