Same People, Same Service, NEW NAME!

September 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Beginning October 1, 2012 The Law Office of Dawn M. Weekly, PC will become LEGACY LAW FIRM, LLC.  There will be no change to the firm, other than the name.  All the same people are here:  Dawn M. Weekly, our principal attorney; Allen Dotson, the Business Manager; Jori Contrino, our Certified Elder Care Coordinator; Amanda Strong, our Benefits Coordinator and Steve Weekly, our Client Services Coordinator.  Our firm focuses on Life Care Planning, a holistic approach to elder law and long-term care planning, that incorporate a care component, provided by a Care Coordinator, to a legal and financial plan for long-term care.

Since the focus of the practice is to help elders leave a Legacy for their family, rather than having their estate systematically depleted to pay for long-term care, we decided to change the name of the firm to Legacy Law Firm, LLC to emphasize the goal of the firm.

LEGACY LAW FIRM, LLC:  helping your family build a legacy to last from one generation to the next.


New Studies Shed Light On Caring For Those With Alheimer’s

August 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Last month the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference was attended by scientists and health care providers from around the world to present and discuss the latest research on the debilitating disease.  Of course, there were several reports on new drugs that are in some stage of production, but there were also a presentations that included advice for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. « Read the rest of this entry »

Social Security is 75 Years Old

August 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

This month Social Security celebrates it 75th birthday.  Most of us are too young to have personally witnessed the profound change the program has made in the lives of senior citizens and disabled persons.  In 1935, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, it was common for the elderly and the disabled to be poverty stricken because they had no means of supporting themselves.  They were often forced to live in facility settings or with family or other care providers who were burdened with the responsibility of caring for the disabled person, whether they were qualified to do so or not. « Read the rest of this entry »

Contrino Recieves Elder Care Coordination Certification

August 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

We are proud to announce that a member of our staff, Jori Contrino, recently completed the Elder Care Coordination (ECC) certification program. The certificate is offered by the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA) in collaboration with The Stockton Center on Successful Aging at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

The ECC learning program will be beneficial to Jori because it will provide her with the tools and support needed to enhance the quality of life of our elder care clients. The certification supplies her with a solid foundation in the legal theories behind life care planning and community caregiving, provides knowledge on the aging process, and gives her skills in proper/appropriate treatment and referrals. The course will enhance our ability to help clients and families identify care problems and assist in solving them. « Read the rest of this entry »

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