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Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Elder Law and Special Needs News

September 2018

 To Clients, Colleagues and Friends: 

Congratulations to Certified Elder Law Attorneys Julian E. Gray, Frank A. Petrich, Karen S. Timko and Jennifer Rose for being included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as top-rated lawyers in Pittsburgh in the area of Elder Law. 

Featured Articles

Keeping Your Estate in the Bloodline
A Bloodline Trust is a strong yet flexible estate planning tool to help ensure that your estate remains within your family and benefits only your lineage after your passing.  
Aretha Franklin’s Lack of a Will Could Cause Huge Problems

According to court documents, legendary singer Aretha Franklin did not have a will when she died, opening up her estate to public scrutiny and unnecessary costs and uncertainty. 

What's In The News

Fear of Losing Home to Medicaid Contributed to Elder Abuse Case

A family's fear of losing their home to Medicaid may have contributed to a severe case of elder abuse. It all could have been avoided if they had consulted with an attorney.

Can a Special Needs Trust Pay for Housing Without Reducing SSI Benefits?

Trustees of special needs trusts generally have wide discretion in determining whether to distribute funds to trust beneficiaries. But if the person with disabilities receives SSI, care should be taken when using trust funds to pay for housing.

How Long Will You Live? Four Life Expectancy Calculators

How much you need for retirement depends a great deal on how long you expect to live. There are now many Web-based calculators that can give you an idea of your life expectancy.

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