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Texas Law On Cameras In Special Needs Classrooms Inspires Heated Debate

Texas has become the first state to require cameras in special education classrooms, upon the request of a parent. The new state law, which went into effect at the beginning of the 2017 school year, is intended to protect students […]

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New Issue of Living Safer is All About Educating Yourself

I’m in the business of helping people make informed decisions about their futures. At Milestone Consulting, we’re all about giving plaintiffs and attorneys the right tools to meet their financial needs now and in the years to come. Monolith Advisors […]

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The Benefits of Qualified Settlement Funds to Attorneys and Clients

Those lawyers who dedicate their career to mass tort litigation know all too well how complex the settlement process can be. After months or even years of litigation, any process that can help streamline and improve the disbursement of settlement […]

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3 Types of Trusts Parents of Kids with Special Needs Should Know About

You’re nearing the end of your child’s injury lawsuit and looking toward a settlement. As a parent, the responsibility of managing this incoming money may soon weigh heavy on you. How do you ensure the settlement proceeds will last through […]

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5 Activity Ideas for Kids with Sensory Challenges

Many of us do not realize how much stimulation we experience throughout a typical day until we’re with someone who has difficulty processing those stimuli. We at Milestone Consulting help families come up with strategies that provide lifelong financial support […]

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Domestic Asset Protection Trusts in Settlement Planning

No doubt, a settlement is life-changing. Developing the most informed plan possible is a critical step to take before a plaintiff receives his or her settlement proceeds. To come up with the right plan for an incoming settlement, a comprehensive […]

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Is a Discretionary Support Trust Right for Your Loved One?

When an injury case is approaching settlement, coming up with a concrete plan for the proceeds is a critical next step. No matter the plan, the goal is the same: to ensure the plaintiff’s needs are and will continue to […]

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3 Things to Remember as Tax Day Approaches

For many Americans, the theme song from Jaws begins to play right around April 1. The deadline to file 2016 taxes is now lurking closer, and for those who have not yet begun to file or speak with a tax […]

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Complying with Government Benefits After Settlement, Part I: Special Needs Trusts

Many disabled people rely on the government to help cover the cost of certain necessities. Needs-based government programs can assist with monthly income, payments for medical services, and other things a person might not otherwise be financially able to handle. […]

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Bairs Foundation to Revolutionize the Plaintiff Experience 

Guest Post by Rachel Mathews, Executive Director of the Bairs Foundation Buffalo, NY: There’s a new organization in the Civil Justice community, and it’s bringing a whole new approach to pre-settlement funding and plaintiff support. The recently-founded Bairs Foundation is a non-profit providing capital to […]