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Littman Krooks Webinars

Knowledge and insight into issues facing seniors and their families, and individuals with special needs.

Individualized Planning for Individual Needs

At Littman Krooks LLP, we believe that providing important, timely information to our clients and prospective clients is critical. Littman Krooks hosts free, online webinars for families, self-advocates, teachers and other professionals who are interested in learning, advocating and understanding the unique legal challenges of people with special needs or developmental disabilities.

All Webinars

Webinar: Special Needs Planning: Common Errors

Littman Krooks LLP attorney Amy C. O’Hara, Esq. speaks about common errors she sees in special needs planning, such as not being flexible when drafting trusts, not properly selecting trustees, not carefully considering gifting strategies, contingencies in a special needs trust, and more.

Webinar: The Growing Shift in Caregiving

Planning for the cost of future care is one the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. Last year, many states saw record increases in long-term care insurance premiums. Learn more about the changing landscape of care.

Webinar: Advance Directives: What They Are and Why You Need Them

Presented by Amy O’Hara, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP

Choices regarding medical care and financial decisions are within your control. However, there may come a time when you do not have the ability to make these decisions for yourself due to incapacity. Advance directives, which include power of attorney and health care proxy, are the legal documents which allow you to designate individuals to make decisions related to your medical care and finances if you become incapacitated.

Special Needs Trusts: Protecting A Personal Injury Settlement

April 24, 2019 | YouTube | What do you do when you receive a personal injury settlement? How do you protect it? It is important to put a plan in place to ensure that you will have the best quality of life if you or a loved one are no longer capable of managing your own physical, medical, and financial matters. Amy will discuss:

  • Protecting a personal injury settlement
  • The use of trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Maintaining eligibility for government benefits

Webinar: Common Mistakes in Estate Planning

Presented by Amy O’Hara, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. In fact, most people can benefit by having an estate plan. Proper estate planning can maximize the actual value of the assets that you will pass on to heirs and beneficiaries. It also provides the opportunity to make informed decisions concerning how assets and health care decisions should be handled during one’s lifetime.

Transition Planning

YouTube | November 1, 2018 | Featuring Sandi Rosenbaum, Educational Advocate, Littman Krooks LLP

For parents of a child with a disability, preparing for your child’s transition to adulthood and independent living involves careful planning. All special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act end after your child turns 21 or graduates from high school with a regular diploma. In New York, specifically, services end when your child is awarded a Regents or local diploma or by aging out-on June 30th of the school year that your child turns 21. You and your child need to be prepared for this precipitous end of services. A transition plan reflects the vision of both you and your child regarding what sort of life he or she will lead as an adult. This webinar will cover: * Diploma pathways update * Accommodations and supports for Post-Secondary Education * ACCES-VR * OPWDD programming and supports – self-directed and traditional models

What Do the New Tax Laws Mean and How Does It Affect Me?

Presented by Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP

Crowdfunding: Legal, Tax, Special Needs and other Planning Considerations

Trusts & Estates Exclusive Webinar | Featuring Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.

Crowdfunding is huge and growing rapidly. Many victims of recent disasters and other tragedies use crowdfunding to obtain help. But the legal, tax and other consequences of these programs or campaigns is uncertain and there is little law. With some planning, however, you may be able to help your clients achieve substantially better results.

Registration is required to access this video.

Updates: Special Needs Trusts, The ABLE Act and Guardianship

Amy O’Hara, Esq., of Littman Krooks LLP, will discuss various aspects of special needs planning, including special needs trusts, the ABLE Act, coordination of government benefits, letters of intent, advance directives and guardianship. 

The ABLE Act

Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP discusses how ABLE accounts can create a pathway for a better economic future for individuals with disabilities and how ABLE accounts can be set up for maintaining health , independence and quality of life, while protecting eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, and other important federal benefits for people with disabilities. Learn the latest rules and how these accounts can be established.