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Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Elder Law and Special Needs News

February 2019

 To Clients, Colleagues and Friends: 

We are pleased to announce that Elder Law Attorney Robert K. Schweitzer will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's "Estate and Elder Law Symposium" providing continuing legal education to attorneys in Pittsburgh on February 12, 2019.

Featured Articles

Establishing and Updating Your Estate Plan
Now that we’re over a month into the new year, it’s time for me to remind you of the one New Year’s resolution you probably make every year but fail to keep, and that is to establish your estate plan.
Last Year for Couples to Use 'Claim Now, Claim More Later' Social Security Strategy
This is the last year that spouses can use a strategy to maximize Social Security benefits by choosing whether to take spousal benefits or to take benefits on their own record. 

What's In The News

Medicaid Home Care
Traditionally, Medicaid has paid for long-term care in a nursing home, but because most individuals would rather be cared for at home and home care is cheaper, all 50 states now have Medicaid programs that offer at least some home care. 
Am I Legally Required to Support My Adult Child with Disabilities? Maybe.

The New York Times Magazine’s weekly The Ethicist column recently explored a difficult question that may challenge many parents of adult children with special needs.

Guns and Dementia: Dealing With A Loved One's Firearms
Having a loved one with dementia can be scary, but if you add in a firearm, it can also get dangerous.  To prevent harm to both the individual with dementia and others, it is important to plan ahead for how to deal with any weapons. 


The Seventh Annual Healthcare Professional's Conference is taking place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe.  Registration will open on March 4th at

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