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I am thankful for Anthony Marone's wealth of experience with the Department of Public Welfare and his thorough grasp of the facts relevant to our particular elder law case. His help was invaluable in preparing our mother's application for Medical Assistance for nursing home care.  Our family greatly appreciates the professionalism and caring assistance of Anthony and all of the members of McAndrews Law Offices.


I wanted to take an opportunity to thank Dennis McAndrews for his expertise and insight that he provided throughout this case. There is little question that he played an important role, and I was impressed by his sincere commitment to the principles which were ultimately vindicated. I look forward to working with you in the future in any type of matter.

Attorney Welton is very knowledgeable and efficient. She solved our situation with the Department of Public Welfare over the phone, so that we did not need to take a day off from work for a hearing and saving us additional legal expenses. Thank you!

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The Prosecution of John E. duPont: America's Wealthiest Murderer

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 Join us for cocktails and a fascinating presentation by McAndrews Law Offices' attorneys and prosecutors in the John duPont trial, Dennis McAndrews and Joe McGettigan, as they take you through a timeline starting with before the trial and ending with the impact it still has on many today.  


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The ABLE ACT - Uses and Limitations for Persons with Disabilities and their Families
by Dennis C. McAndrews, Esq.

At the end of the 2014 Congressional session, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, otherwise known as the ABLE Act. The plan was first introduced into Congress in 2006, and was intended to substantially mirror, for persons with disabilities, the provisions of 529 Plans which provide for individuals who attend post-high school education programs. However, in the years before the ABLE Act became law in late 2014, the original Act was amended in a many significant ways which are critical to understanding the limitations and proper uses of ABLE Plans.


The primary advantage of the law is that contributions grow tax-free until withdrawals are made for specific "qualified disability expenses", such as education, housing, transportation, wellness, legal fees, administrative fees, financial planning, funerals and "oversight" expenses. These permitted ABLE expenditures may, in some instances, be more narrow than under a Special Needs Trust. At the same time, however, there are limitations or differences from 529 Plans which will significantly limit the use of ABLE Plans in special needs/estate planning.



Changes to the Power of Attorney Law Set to Take Effect January 1, 2015
by Alissa B. Gorman, Esq.
Major changes to Pennsylvania's financial power of attorney law are set to take effect on January 1, 2015.  Act 95 was signed into law on July 2, 2014, with some minor provisions taking immediate effect.  However, major provisions of the law requiring significant modifications to the document are effective beginning on January 1, 2015.  



The John E. du Pont Trial

FOXCATCHER & The Prosecution of America's Wealthiest Murderer


In 1997, Dennis McAndrews and Joseph McGettigan, both with McAndrews Law Offices, prosecuted multi-millionaire John du Pont for the murder of Olympic gold medal wrestling champion and friend, David Schultz. This winter, the Oscar nominee film, FOXCATCHER, staring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Sienna Miller was released in theaters around the country, depicting the relationship between duPont and the Schultz brothers. With the release of this movie that takes place right in Delaware County, McAndrews and McGettigan have been involved in a series of programs, interviews, and presentations, several of which are titled The Prosecution of John du Pont: America's Wealthiest Murderer.


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