Elder and Special Needs Law Journal

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    The Elder and Special Needs Law Journal (formerly the Elder Law Attorney) features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of elder law on such topics as long-term care, Article 81, advance directives, Medicaid, SNTs, guardianship, Social Security, tax issues, and estate planning. Edited by Tara Anne Pleat, Esq., and Judith Nolfo McKenna, Esq., the Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published quarterly by the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

    The Elder and Special Needs Law Journal is published as a benefit for members of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission.
    © New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 2161-5292 (print)  ISSN 2161-5306 (online)

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    WINTER 2016

    Message from the Chair
    JulieAnn Calareso

    Message from the Co-Editors in Chief
    Tara Anne Pleat and Judith Nolfo McKenna

    Protecting the Vulnerable Beneficiaries of Special Needs Trusts and Other Trusts: Re-Purposing the “Trust Protector”
    Kristin Booth Glen

    Should They Go or Should They Stay?
    Issue-Spotting for the New York Lawyer Whose Clients May Be Considering a Change in Domicile to Florida

    Joanne Fanizza

    Update on Immediate Needs Medicaid: New Section Added to Social Services Law
    Deepankar Mukerji

    Legislation Committee Spotlight

    Naming a Supplemental Needs Trust as a Beneficiary of a Charitable Remainder Trust
    George H. Gray

    Separated but Not Divorced: The Long Term Care Planning Implications
    Anthony J. Enea

    Putting the “Sex” in Sexagenarian: Older Adults, Dementia and the Case of Henry Rayhons
    Malya Levin, Joy Solomon and Deirdre Lok

    New York NAELA Niche
    Robert P. Mascali

    Third Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Journal Writing Competition

    Which Clients Can Benefit from ABLE Accounts?
    Keri Mahoney

    Building a Better Court Evaluator Report
    Stephen Donaldson

    Technology Committee Update—More About the Communities

    Ethics Poll #12 Results

    Liaison Spotlight: Lisa Bataille
    Interview by Katy Carpenter

    Elder Law and Special Needs Section Fall Meeting
    Tara Anne Pleat and Judy Nolfo McKenna