National Family Caregivers Month

November 2022: The MLO Minute: “National Family Caregivers Month” —  By Jennifer Simons, Esq., Estates and Trusts Department, McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. Just last month, our nation recognized November as National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) in honor of all of the caregivers across the country! Since 1997, NFCM raises awareness of family caregiver issues…

PA ABLE Savings Program Announces Updates

November 2022: The MLO Minute: “PA ABLE Savings Program Announces Updates” —  By Jillian Zacks, Esq., MLO’s Estates and Trusts Department The PA ABLE Savings Program, administered by the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, recently announced changes to PA ABLE accounts. The updates were instituted to comply with regulations set forth by the Internal Revenue Service. Four…

Dennis McAndrews Presents to Villanova Law Students About Careers in Disability Law

November 2022: The MLO Minute: “Dennis McAndrews Presents to Villanova Law Students About Careers in Disability Law” Dennis McAndrews recently spoke at the invitation of faculty and students at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law concerning his career in education law and his work on behalf of individuals with disabilities. Approximately 75 students…

The First Marking Period IEP Check-Up

November 2022:  The MLO Minute: “The First Marking Period IEP Check-Up” By Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of The MLO Special Education Department — The falling leaves and colder temperatures not only mean the holidays are nearing, but these seasonal changes also indicate that the close of the first marking period is approaching, which is…

2023 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

October 2022: The MLO Minute: “2023 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)” By Kelly Hayes, Esq., MLO Estates and Trusts Attorney— The Social Security Administration recently issued the 2023 Cost-of Living Adjustment (COLA).  Social Security and Supplemental Security (SSI) beneficiaries will receive an 8.7% COLA for 2023.  COLA notices are typically mailed out to retirement, survivors and disability…

2023 Inflation Adjustments

October 2022: The MLO Minute: “2023 Inflation Adjustments” By Kelly Hayes, Esq., MLO Estates and Trusts Attorney — It’s that time of year again…the IRS recently issued 2023 inflation adjustments for various tax provisions, including increased exemption amounts for the estate, gift and generation skipping transfer taxes and an increase to the annual exclusion amount…

Focus on the Rights of English Learners with Disabilities During Hispanic Heritage Month!

October 2022: The MLO Minute: “Focus on the Rights of English Learners with Disabilities During Hispanic Heritage Month!” By Caitlin McAndrews, Esq., Senior Partner Delaware/D.C. Metro — Please see our article on the rights of English Learners with Disabilities in both Spanish and English below. Los Derechos de Estudiantes de Inglés con Discapacidades   Cada…

Estate Planning: Two Priceless Noneconomic Bequests

October 2022:  The MLO Minute: “Estate Planning: Two Priceless Noneconomic Bequests” by Dennis McAndrews, Esq. and Kelly Hayes, Esq. — We strive to make the estate planning process as seamless and smooth as possible for families and individuals. We use a simple questionnaire which provides most of the information we need to create estate planning documents. The…

How to Support Your Child’s Mental Health and Wellness

September 2022 –  The MLO Minute: “How to Support Your Child’s Mental Health and Wellness” –  By Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed., MLO’s Director of Community Outreach and Marketing Back-To-School Wellness Check! Don’t let the switch from summer to September be stressful! Fall sports, school buses with smiling students, pumpkin spice seasoning, sweaters, and sweatshirts… These are…