October 9th, 2015 – The PBIDA’s 37th Conference on Literacy & Learning Disabilities

This past Friday, October 9th was the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association’s 37th Conference on Literacy & Learning Disabilities where MLO hosted an exhibitors table and Heidi Konkler-Goldsmith, Esq. spoke on “Special Education: A Practical Overview for Families”. Thank you to the PBIDA and Delaware Valley Friends School for hosting this event that…

October 11th – 17th, 2015 is International OCD Awareness Week!

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is not simply being neat Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 Elizabeth Turk-Karan, Ph.D., Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania – For Philly.com How many times have you heard someone say, “I am obsessive-compulsive about keeping my house neat”? Yet, people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) resent hearing…

CASA & McAndrews Law Bring Awareness to Luzerne County on Bullying & Child Abuse

On Tuesday, September 29th, the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of Luzerne County hosted Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA and Joseph McGettigan, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices to speak on “Bullying 101: Know Your Rights and How to Protect Your Child” and “How to be a Leader in Preventing Child Abuse: The Jerry…

Bright Light Therapy Reduces Depression and Agitation in Dementia Sufferers

Dementia is most often associated with memory loss, but seniors who suffer from the condition also experience depression and agitation. These symptoms are often treated with medication. But results of a new study, a collaboration between Radford University and Commonwealth Care of Roanoke (CCR), indicate bright light therapy reduces depression and agitation in dementia sufferers.…

November 5th – Michael Connolly, Esq. of McAndrews Law to speak on dyslexia

Michael Connolly, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. with speak on “Decoding Dyslexia” on November 5th at the Butler Community Center in Drums, Pa (Luzerne County). Michael Connolly, Esq. – McAndrews Law Offices Check out a short YouTube video about the event below

September 2015 – The Zahner Decision

The Zahner Decision by Anthony Marone, Esq. McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. September 2015 – Since the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (“DRA”), the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (“Department”) has attempted to limit the use of annuities in the asset protection strategy known as “half-a-loaf” gifting.  Half-a-loaf gifting is a technique used…