Topics include estate planning, nursing home law developments, special needs trusts and legislative updates.
The annual Elder Law CLE is held in July, watch for postings here.
In this presentation, Tim Takacs will talk about the representation of elders and how the evolving legal market is impacting Elder Law practice.
In the first half of this session, attorneys will learn basic Estate Planning from Attorney Cynthia Tobin. In the second part of this session, Attorney John Burns will discuss Federal Gift Tax Considerations.
In April, 2016, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a "new" Tolling Statute which has undergone two different and very substantial changes since 2011. In this session Attorney Parke Morris will discuss the new duties for the G.A.L./Conservator/Retroactive Destruction of Rights. He will also discuss Busting the Damages Cap In an Elder Abuse Case if medical records are intentionally concealed.
In this session Attorney David McGuffey will discuss the basics of a Special Needs Trusts. A special needs trust or supplemental needs trust ("SNT") is one component of a lifelong support plan for a disabled individual. The purpose of a SNT is to improve and enhance the beneficiary’s quality of life. An SNT accomplishes its purpose by protecting liquid assets, which are usually limited. The reasoning behind SNTs is simple. Goods and services cost money. A properly structured SNT protects liquidity because resources inside an SNT are exempt when applying for certain public benefits.
In the first part of the program you will hear from Jimmy Feeman from the TN Department of Treasury talk about ABLETN. Tennessee Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE TN) is a savings program designed to help individuals with disabilities put aside money to pay for qualified expenses. These accounts provide the opportunity to save and invest with tax-free earnings to help participants maintain independence and quality of life. The second part of the program will provide an update and overview from the 2017 Legislative Session. Brenda Gadd will discuss budget and healthcare legislation that impacts elder law clients.