Trusts

National Family Caregivers Month

by Jessica Fisher • November 12, 2020

November is National Family Caregivers Month, which recognizes the dedication of those who provide around-the-clock care to loved ones.  There are over 53 million Americans who are unpaid caregivers to family, friends, and neighbors. Twenty-seven percent, or nearly a third of adult caregivers, are helping someone with a mental illness. Over half of family caregivers […]


National Disability Employment Awareness Month: 75th Anniversary of Employing People of All Abilities

by Jessica Fisher • October 16, 2020

“Inclusion drives innovation” is the theme for this October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates the public about the value of a workforce inclusive of their contributions, skills and talents. This year marks the nation’s 75th observance of NDEAM as well […]


Special Education Amid Covid-19

by Jessica Fisher • October 1, 2020

With the onset of Covid-19, educators have found themselves in uncharted territory.  In the spring, when schools closed their doors, they were forced to shift from in-school instruction to online instruction.  For the roughly 7 million American students with special needs, the coronavirus pandemic and its attendant school closures have presented unique challenges.  At school, […]


July is Herbal & Prescription Interaction Awareness Month

by Jessica Fisher • July 28, 2020

For many people prescription medications are a fundamental necessity to maintaining good health. While some may need it for physical health, others may need it for stabilizing their emotional health. But in either case prescription medications perform a number of important functions; balancing body or brain chemistry, interacting with cells or targeting specific receptors, medication […]


Developing a Lifetime Care Plan for Children with Special Needs

by Jessica Fisher • December 17, 2019

Parents and caregivers planning a lifetime of care for children with special needs can feel like they are trying to hit a continuously moving target. Between filing for government aid, financial planning, and navigating the healthcare system, it’s a full time job to organize proper care for a child with special needs. In addition to […]


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 […]


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 […]