Don’t delay in reviewing your wills and trusts under the recent tax act

2018 The MLO Minute: Don’t delay in reviewing your wills and trusts under the recent tax act In December, Congress passed and the President signed the most significant changes to the federal tax code in decades. Although much of the media coverage and political spin surrounding this major piece of legislation involved income tax issues under…

February 12th, 2018: Market Volatility and Reviewing Your Estate Plan

The MLO Minute  Market Volatility and Reviewing Your Estate Plan February 12th, 2018: After we complete an estate plan for a client, we remind them that certain important changes in their lives can indicate a critical need to review their wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. These circumstances may include death, disability, marriage, divorce, or changing…

3/22/2017 – Individualized Education Plan Must Be Reasonably Calculated to Make Progress Appropriate for Special Needs Child’s Unique Circumstances (U.S.)

3/22/2017 – Individualized Education Plan Must Be Reasonably Calculated to Make Progress Appropriate for Special Needs Child’s Unique Circumstances (U.S.) Endrew F., an autistic child, received Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for several years from the Douglas County (CO) School District. When the District presented an IEP similar to past years, Endrew’s parents, who believed that his…

NAELA Releases Multiple Sclerosis Video Series

January/February/March 2017 By NAELA Publications The new “Legal and Care Planning for People with Multiple Sclerosis” video series is intended to help people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and their families understand the complex legal and planning issues that they face. Elder Law and Special Needs Planning attorneys can help people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and their…

Business Succession Planning Services

NOVEMBER 16TH, 2016: McAndrews Law Offices’ Estates, Trusts and Wealth Transfer Group is excited to announce our Business Succession Planning Services     Business Succession Planning Services   A frequent issue arising in our estate planning work is the transfer of ownership and control of a business owned by a client. Often, the business is a…

Playing by the Same Rules: Discipline of Charter School Students with Disabilities

Playing by the Same Rules: Discipline of Charter School Students with Disabilities By Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. McAndrews Law Offices, P.C.   Earlier this year, the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project published a report entitled, “Charter Schools, Civil Rights and School Discipline: A Comprehensive Review.” The authors reviewed comprehensive data on…

The U.S. House of Representatives passes H.R.2646 – The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

July 6th, 2016: This week, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R.2646 – the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. In a recent press release issued by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mary Giliberti explains: “H.R. 2646 addresses gaps in America’s mental health system and accommodates different perspectives…