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3 Things to Consider When Seeking Care for a Special Needs Child

Posted by Sivia Law on Feb 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM


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6 Questions to Ask Before Taking On a Business Partner

Posted by Sivia Law on Feb 6, 2019 12:00:00 PM
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Legal Issues to Consider When Funding Your Business

Posted by Sivia Law on Jan 30, 2019 11:45:00 AM



When starting your business, there are legal issues to think about. Everything about your business has legal implications from the name, structure and the operations. There are some legal concerns that you may want to discuss with your attorney before diving in and starting your business.

To begin, you will need to make sure that your business name is not already in use. If you are curious as to how, you may do a name search with your appropriate state agency which is usually the office of the Secretary of State. If the name that you choose for your business is not being used, you can reserve it with the Secretary of State’s office for a period of time while you prepare articles of incorporation, organization, or a partnership agreement.

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Topics: legal issues

Medicaid and Work Requirements

Posted by Sivia Law on Jan 23, 2019 11:45:00 AM
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11 Reasons Everyone Needs a Power of Attorney

Posted by Sivia Law on Jan 16, 2019 11:45:00 AM


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Tax Filers with a Disability Need to Take Advantage of  This Tax Credit

Posted by Sivia Law on Jan 9, 2019 11:45:00 AM


Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), many others, including many people with disabilities, are not taking advantage of this generous program.

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What is Probate?

Posted by Sivia Law on Jan 2, 2019 11:45:00 AM





Probate process is often misunderstood. Probate is basically the process of administering the will of a deceased person. The process includes resolving any claims, paying remaining debts and the distribution of property.

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Topics: probate

Choosing Child Care for Your Child with Special Needs

Posted by Sivia Law on Dec 26, 2018 11:45:00 AM


Choosing child care for any child can be an arduous and stressful task, but if you are the parent of a special needs child, it can also be a very confusing and emotional experience. There are many things that have to be considered when placing a special needs child with a child care provider, whether it be an individual or a licensed day care center, such as the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) child care laws, what questions to ask and what to look for when visiting a potential center or caregiver.

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Topics: special needs

Understanding Veteran’s Benefits & Eligibility

Posted by Sivia Law on Dec 19, 2018 11:45:00 AM




In honor of Veteran’s Day, I wanted to talk about benefits available to Veterans and their spouses. The federal government offers a variety of benefits to Vets and their families, but many Vets are unsure how to access such benefits or aware of the eligibility requirements.

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Applying for SSI? These Assets Are Excluded

Posted by Sivia Law on Dec 12, 2018 11:45:00 AM



Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that helps individuals with disabilities and very low incomes pay for necessities, such as food and shelter. SSI is often confused with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The big difference between theses two programs is that SSDI is available to people with disabilities regardless of how much money they earn or have, while SSI places very strict limits on a recipient's income and assets. However, in most states, an SSI beneficiary also qualifies for Medicaid health coverage, which can be an extremely valuable benefit.

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Topics: SSI

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