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Protecting the Money of Your Client with Disabilities
Written by Jay Kearns   
Friday, October 24 2014 10:00

Written by Daniel J. Munroe and John F. Kearns III

Article from: CONNECTICUT LAWYER MAGAZINE

October 2011/ Volume 22 / Number 3

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Elder Care Attorney in West Hartford, CT | Kearns and Kearns, PC

Elder Care Attorney in West Hartford, CT

Helping you make better plans for the future.

As elder care Attorneys in West Hartford CT, Kearns &Kearns is helping you make better plans for the future.

Since it was established in 1985 by father and son attorneys, the law firm of Kearns & Kearns has been dedicated to serving our clients with compassion, addressing each individual’s unique financial circumstances, health care needs and long-term objectives.

Kearns & Kearns, in West Harford CT, counsels clients in the areas of special needs trusts, probate, estate planning, settlement services and elder care law. In fact, John “Jay” F. Kearns III was the first Connecticut attorney to be board certified as an elder law specialist.

Our Attorneys help clients protect their life savings and preserve their independence as they face the challenges that come with age and/or disability. Together, we prepare plans that enable our clients to face their future with peace of mind.


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Insurance and the Special Needs Trust
Written by Jay Kearns   
Friday, October 24 2014 09:55

Written by Daniel J. Munroe and John F. Kearns III

Article from: CONNECTICUT LAWYER MAGAZINE

August/September 2012 Volume 23 / Number 2

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Preserving Your Personal Injury Settlement
Written by Jay Kearns   
Tuesday, February 08 2011 19:42

BY: JOHN F. KEARNS III, CELA

Introduction

Congratulations!  You have just obtained a big personal injury settlement for your disabled client.  Don’t celebrate early.  Your joy will quickly turn to despair over a legal malpractice claim if you do not plan for your client’s long-term medical expenses after the settlement.  A post-settlement plan without a review of the 1998 revision to C.G.S. §45a-151, and the recent Connecticut Supreme Court’s decision in Department of Social Services v. Saunders, could result in ruin for both you and your client.  Your client will be unhappy if the client is required to repay the Medicaid lien and spend-down the balance of the settlement.

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Why Trial Lawyers Should Use §468B Settlements
Written by Jay Kearns   
Tuesday, February 08 2011 18:52

Written by John F. Kearns III

Article from: CONNECTICUT LAWYER MAGAZINE

November 2008/ Volume 19 / Number 4

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You’ve won the case -- but now what?

You have just settled a personal injury claim for $2.5 million dollars for Mary.  She has a Medicare lien and a Medicaid lien.  Mary will need a special needs trust.  You made a derivative claim for loss of consortium on behalf of Mary’s husband, Tom.  The defendant has a structured settlement broker who wants to meet with you and Mary’s family.  How can you quickly tie up the loose ends and get the money?

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Attorneys in West Hartford, CT | Kearns & Kearns, PC | Attorneys at Law

Attorneys in West Hartford, CT | Kearns & Kearns, PC

Fulfilling the basic human need for security.

Kearns & Kearns, Attorneys in West Hartford, CT. Fulfilling the basic human need for security.

At our Law Firm, Kearns & Kearns, we practice in the areas of law that we do because of our personal experiences that have shaped us along the way.

We’ve had loved ones with disabilities and special needs – especially those who’ve needed an experienced advocate.

We’ve known people who never quite got around to leaving a will – and instead left behind a mess.

We’ve witnessed clients who plan ahead – so all was not lost, even when a change in circumstances could easily have lost them everything.

We’ve seen accident victims win hard-fought settlements – only to be left wondering, “What do we do now?”

And we’ve seen the high cost of nursing care in West Hartford CT eat away at someone’s life savings – until virtually nothing was left of the money that was supposed to go to their children and grandchildren.

 

For these reasons we never lose sight of the positive impact we can make in the lives of our clients and their families.

How can we help you?
Click on any of these links to learn more about our services:

Special Needs Trusts
Probate
Estate Planning
Settlement Services
Elder Law

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Kearns & Kearns
1121 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
Phone: 860.233.1281
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