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September 19, 2017

Would you Hire a Purple Realtor?

  As Mark Twain liked to say: “if everyone’s thinking alike, then no one’s thinking” Our law firm’s attorneys have been working in Real Estate Law for 50 years. There have been plenty of changes, but one thing has stayed the same – the predominance of blue and red lawn signs! Re/Max, Coldwell Banker, Prudential, […]

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August 25, 2017

More Special Ed. Lawsuits is not the Answer

More than 4 of every 10 (41.6%) civil rights suits filed in federal court against schools and universities over the past four years involve students with disabilities, according to a new Syracuse University study. The rise in suits relating to disabilities is the primary cause for the doubling of the total number of civil rights […]

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August 16, 2017

Obstacles to Implementing IEPs in New Jersey

“We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond.” Jim Jeffords U.S. Senator (Vermont) Served 1989 – 2007 On June 28, our team had the opportunity to speak with special education […]

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August 16, 2017

Watch out! The Worst Estate Sale Pitfalls for Buyers & Sellers

By Jeffrey S. Apell, Esq. After 25 years representing both buyers and sellers in commercial and residential real estate, it takes a lot to surprise me. But I have come to expect the unexpected when it comes to an Estate-owned property; no two Estate property sales are ever the same. Not only will internal family […]

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August 8, 2017

Dear Classmates: I am a College Student with Academic Accommodations

By Mia Posternock Dear Classmates, I am a college student. I am a college student with academic accommodations. I am a college student with academic accommodations who is sick and tired of the stigma. I am not lucky to have a prescription for Adderall and no, I won’t sell you some. I am not the […]

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August 7, 2017

What New Parents Need to Know About Legal Guardianship – And Why It Can’t Wait

By Rachael B. Brekke There is no way to completely prepare for the journey you’re about to begin.  Parents devote their lives to ensuring their children are cared for, protected, and secure in their future.  We spend so many hours preparing for the baby to arrive that we often aren’t considering one of the most […]

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July 26, 2017

Helping Students with OCD

Most parents whose child has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) know that schools are required by law to offer assistance to students with disabilities. However, many are confused about the complexities of the process and aren’t sure how far to push for services.  In response to requests from parent groups, the Posternock Apell, PC Special Ed […]

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July 19, 2017

Transitioning My Special Needs Child From High School to College

Your focus is probably now on summer fun and back-to-school responsibilities remain in the back of your mind.  But, why not get ahead of the game by starting to plan right now? If your child has received special services during the years from K through 12, you may have been overwhelmed by the intricacies of […]

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July 12, 2017

The Special Sister

Having grown up with a severely mentally disabled sibling, I learned early on that  it is not uncommon for the developmentally challenged individual and his or her parents to become the center of attention, overshadowing the other children in the family.  The lives of the siblings continue to be deeply affected into adulthood as they […]

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