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February 13, 2020

Protecting Assets for a Disabled Loved One Through Real Estate

By:  Rachel W. Glavis, Esquire – POSTERNOCK APELL, PC Do you have a disabled family member (child or adult) that currently receives public benefits or will receive them in the future?   Perhaps your loved one has autism, developmental delays, or a physical disability. If so, it is important to make sure that your Will […]

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January 15, 2020

Rachel W. Glavis named as Shareholder for Posternock Apell, PC

New Shareholder Announced Moorestown, NJ, January 7, 2020.  Rachel W. Glavis was named as a Shareholder for Posternock Apell, PC effective January 1, 2020. Rachel joined the firm in 2018 as an attorney for the Estates department and quickly established herself as an invaluable resource for both the Estates Department and our Business Department. Rachel […]

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February 18, 2019

Pro Se Parents Often Dismissed

Recent New Jersey administrative decisions reveal just how difficult it can be to act without an attorney, or “pro se” in a special education due process hearing. In fact, most parents who filed a hearing request without an attorney this fall were swiftly dismissed. While not all families can afford legal assistance, requesting a hearing […]

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February 13, 2019

Guidance for Schools and Parents: Independent Education Evaluations

A recent New Jersey Special Education Due Process Hearing decision, C.B. on behalf of C.B. v. Hopewell Township Board of Education (OAL DKT. No. EDS 10497-18 and EDS 11689-18) (Final Decision, December 5, 2018), offers a useful summary for both parents and schools when it comes to Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs). What is an “IEE”? […]

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January 11, 2019

NJ Superior Court Upholds Rights of Autistic Community Under New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ​

January 7, 2019 Summary: In OASIS Therapeutic Life Centers v. Peter G. Wade and Susan Wade, (December 10, 2018), the New Jersey Superior Court held that Defendant neighbors clearly violated the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD) when they engaged in blatant discrimination and harassment against OASIS TLC (Ongoing Autistic Success in Society, Therapeutic […]

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December 6, 2018

Do As I Say, Not As I Do.

It’s funny, the little lessons life teaches us. My most recent revelation came in the form of chatting with a client after their will signing. Just small talk, nothing substantial, but somewhere in there, she asked me if I personally, had a Will. “Of course”, I laughed. “I’ve been with the law firm for many […]

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November 5, 2018

Securing an appropriate education for L.H.

Excerpt: The recent decision in the case of L.H., a now 15-year-old boy who lives in Tennessee and has Down’s Syndrome, affirms the importance of FAPE in the LRE- that is, Free Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment. Under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), students who have disabilities should be […]

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September 17, 2018

Think a DNR Tattoo is a Good Idea? Ink Again.

A recent ethical dilemma made headlines when doctors found that a man had the words “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed on his chest, along with his own signature. Doctors were faced with the question of whether or not they should honor the tattoo as a representation of his wishes. The patient had no other documentation, and […]

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September 17, 2018

When have the terms of a real estate contract been met?

The recent case Duong v. Stein centers on when the terms of a real estate contract have been met. Real Estate cases are usually filed in the Chancery Court, which gives the court the opportunity to look beyond the legal aspects of the case and take all other relevant facts into consideration. In this case, […]

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