Make an estate plan for your digital assets

Today, 77 percent of Americans go online every day, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey, and most of us maintain at least some kind of digital data in the cloud. We save emails, post to social media, and store photos in online albums. All of this digital information has created a new issue for you, your heirs, and the technology firms that hold your assets. The key concern is maintaining your Read More

Ask a Lawyer Episode 3- Erik Glazner and Erika Casablanca on getting special needs students prepared for life experiences

Transcript of Interview with Alpha, Harbor and Gateway Schools Christine: Hi everyone, this is Christine Matus,the owner of The Matus Law Group. Today we are honored to have Erik Glazner and Erika Casablanca as our guests. Erik is supervisor of instruction for Alpha, Harbor and the Gateway Schools, and Erika is STEM lab teacher at the Gateway School. Erika also leads the marketing team for Alpha, Harbor and Read More

Ask a Lawyer Episode 2 – Financial Professional Yaakov Berman on Preparing for Financial Hurdles

Christine: Hello everyone, this is Christine Matus from the Matus Law Group, and we have a special guest with us today. It’s Yaakov Berman with Lee Nolan and Corey Glynn, LLC, a member of the Mass Mutual Financial Group. He works with many local families in preparing for financial hurdles down the road. Yaakov, why are people so concerned about the rising cost of care as they age? Yaakov: Folks are making Read More

Understanding Your IEP Team

Your child’s individualized education program (IEP) is created, reviewed, and revised by a team of experts. Each of these individuals has an important role to play in building your child’s IEP and adjusting it at IEP meetings. Below is an overview of the team members that are required to be involved in your child’s IEP based on federal law. The Child’s Parents—You The child’s parents have a legal right to be Read More

5 Tips for if You’re Considering Buying Commercial Real Estate

If you are ready to buy commercial real estate for your business, you likely have a lot of questions. Is purchasing commercial property the same as buying residential property? What are the differences? Does buying make more sense than leasing? How do you find the right property to meet your business needs? The following tips will help you get the process started. 1.   Leasing Versus Buying: Which Option Makes Read More

Christine Matus Talks with MOCEANS, Inc.

Attorney Christine Matus recently did a Facebook Live interview with MOCEANS, Inc. to discuss special needs law. Check out the interview below!     Read More

What to Do If Your Child’s IEP or 504 Accommodations Are Not Being Provided

Your child’s accommodations at school are essential. They were developed to be specifically tailored to your him so that he can learn effectively. Without those accommodations, your child may fall behind and may not be getting the education that he needs—and is entitled to receive. So, what can you do as a parent whose child may not be getting the education they need? Actually, a lot. Start by Talking to Your Read More

Are Workers’ Comp Benefits Ever Taxable?

In the vast majority of cases, workers’ compensation benefits are fully tax exempt, at the federal, state and local level. But this is not always the case where the workers' comp beneficiary is also receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Workers’ comp programs, which are run at the state level, provide benefits to people who suffer from work-related disabilities, stemming either from Read More

4 Benefits of Asset Protection Planning

Asset protection planning keeps your assets safe from creditors, including those who get a judgment against you. While many people assume that “hiding” your assets from creditors is illegal, if you protect your assets properly, it is entirely legal and can be extremely beneficial. Asset protection planning requires a great deal of forethought and strategy. Getting started now, before you have threats from Read More

5 Questions to Ask at Your Student’s IEP Meeting

Your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting is critical. It gives parents, educators, and other support staff a chance to sit down and communicate about the school’s plan to accommodate your child’s unique learning needs. This meeting provides an opportunity to convey your questions and concerns about your child’s learning environment, school policies, and more. One of the best ways to ensure you Read More