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    • Parents of Special Needs Kids: Don’t Forget to Recharge

      Parents of Special Needs Kids: Don’t Forget to Recharge

      When we assist families with planning for their children’s financial futures, we at Milestone Consulting build relationships that last for years and for lifetimes. As a result, our team witnesses the ups and downs many of our clients experience in […]

    • Finding the Right Preschool for Your Kid’s Special Needs

      Finding the Right Preschool for Your Kid’s Special Needs

      If your child with special needs is approaching preschool age, you’ve likely begun gathering information about the next steps for his or her education: developing an education plan, finding available programs in your area, and figuring out the best route […]

    • Freezing Your Credit After the Equifax Breach

      Freezing Your Credit After the Equifax Breach

      In this tech-savvy era, our clients at Milestone Consulting and our wealth management clients at Monolith Advisors are increasingly expressing their concerns about the security of their financial data. High-profile security hacks like the recent Equifax breach are even more […]

    • Supporting the Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

      Supporting the Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

      At Milestone Consulting, our team has helped hundreds of families, many of whom have both a child with special needs and a typically-developing child. We know that while parents plan tirelessly and work every day to provide their special needs […]

    • Watch Out for These Money Scams

      Watch Out for These Money Scams

      Last week, we published a post about the dangers of scams legal funding companies like The Bairs Foundation face. We were moved to tell a story about a recent encounter in which an attorney was contacted by a man who […]

    • Trial Lawyers: What You Need to Know to Navigate Article 50B

      Trial Lawyers: What You Need to Know to Navigate Article 50B

      Judgments? If I were a trial lawyer, that may sound like a wonderful thing. Payment, collection, winning. Well, if you’re a trial lawyer practicing in New York, or are trying to perfect a verdict from out of state, these words […]

    • Infographic: Special Needs Trust Costs

      Infographic: Special Needs Trust Costs

      Last week, I explained that special needs trusts are frequently associated with fees as high as three percent. However, a properly designed special needs trust should cost no more than 1.25 percent per year — almost a third as much as […]

    • Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Accuse GM of Threats in Ignition Switch Deal

      Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Accuse GM of Threats in Ignition Switch Deal

      In August, plaintiffs’ lawyers argued that threatening behavior from General Motors (GM) thwarted a settlement agreement for claims surrounding faulty ignition switches and other vehicle defects. According to an article in Reuters, GM had been agreeing to pay $1 billion […]

    • Legal Funding Companies: Beware of Scams

      Legal Funding Companies: Beware of Scams

      No industry is impervious to scam artists, particularly companies that involve financing. Our not-for-profit organization, the Bairs Foundation, provides financial assistance to individuals who are pursuing justice and struggling to make ends meet. We work closely with caring plaintiffs’ attorneys […]

    • How Much is Your Special Needs Trust Costing You?

      How Much is Your Special Needs Trust Costing You?

      For parents of kids with special needs, the longevity of the child’s assets for their long-term care is predominantly determined by costs and taxes. A settlement recovered in litigation may at first seem to be a welcome relief, but the choices […]