Legal

DOE Offers Guidance on Handling Disputes During Pandemic

by Jessica Fisher • July 3, 2020

Ask any teacher, parent, or student right now and they’ll likely tell you that at-home education during COVID-19 has been a significant challenge. Remote learning is simply not a substitute for learning in the classroom; there are too many things that just can’t be accomplished on a Zoom call. For children with disabilities and their […]


A Rising Global Effort to Address Mental Health Issues

by Jessica Fisher • January 21, 2019

In recent years, we’ve seen a major shift in the number of people reporting mental health disorders, and governments across the world are taking note. Until recently, mental health support services have been difficult to find and access, but that is now changing. As individuals, communities, and workplaces become more open to discussing mental health […]


Navigating the Real World with a Learning Disability

by Jessica Fisher • November 2, 2018

For many students with learning disabilities their graduation from high school marks a turning point in the level of support they receive as they enter into college or the workplace. Individuals will typically receive support only if they disclose their disability, but many lack the awareness, confidence, and self-advocacy skills to do so. The challenges […]


Balancing Benefits and Lifetime Value for Clients with Special Needs

by Jessica Fisher • November 2, 2018

Special Needs Trusts are the typically thought of as the best method for receiving money for individuals with disabilities. However, qualified professionals should take the time to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of Special Needs Trusts as they pertain to their client’s individual cases. A proper analysis should take into consideration the related costs pertaining […]


A New Way to Save for People with Disabilities

by Jessica Fisher • November 2, 2018

In 2014, congress authorized a new savings option for people with disabilities. These new savings options, called ABLE accounts, began rolling out in 2016 and are already making a positive impact for account holders. Prior to the authorization of ABLE accounts, individuals with disabilities could not save money without the risk of losing their benefits […]


Trustees’ Distribution Risk: Getting to Know You

by Jessica Fisher • June 6, 2016

Trustees’ Distribution Risk: Getting to Know You By: Russell J. Fishkind, Esq. New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Conference November 9, 2018 Clients engaged in estate planning generally seek to pass their wealth tax-efficiently to those they love with the hope that the executed estate planning documents will affect their intentions. To the extent trusts […]