Settlement Planning


Child Support and Supplemental Security Income: A Primer

Because access to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) depends on a beneficiary's income and resources, even small increases in income can cause a reduction or loss of SSI benefits. Unfortunately, when an SSI beneficiary's parent is ordered to pay child support,...

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Special Needs Planning Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Attorneys who focus on special needs planning have dedicated their practices to helping families with a wide variety of legal issues, and they must master a vast section of the legal canon in order to properly assist their clients. Here's...

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MMSEA: New Teeth for the Medicare Secondary Payer Act

Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) adds new mandatory reporting requirements for insurers to determine whether a claimant is a Medicare beneficiary and report claim information. Ignorance of the law in this area...

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