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HKQ Attorney Kluger Holds Estate Planning Session

On November 17, 2016, Attorney Joseph Kluger presented an informational session on estate planning, special needs trusts and guardianships as part of a parent outreach program of the Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18.

Attorney Kluger discussed the critical issues of estate planning for parents of children born with intellectual disabilities and special needs, including proper health care directives, powers of attorney and wills. Attorney Kluger informed the parents as to the proper creation and administration of special needs trusts balanced with consideration of various federal and state programs that could be available to the children upon reaching the age of majority.

It was described that the need for a guardianship upon a child reaching the age of 18 and navigated the parents through the protocol to obtain a court-appointed guardian. For those parents whose children had not yet reached the age of 18, some suggestions were provided as to proper record keeping and planning to begin the guardianship process as soon as the child reaches the age of 18.

For additional information about estate planning, special needs trusts and guardianships, contact HKQ Law at 800-760-1529, or go to

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC is led by Attorney Joseph Quinn, one of the Top 100 trial lawyers in the nation. Seventeen lawyers strong, HKQ Law represents Personal Injury, Business Law and Personal Law clients in Lackawanna, Luzerne and surrounding northeastern PA counties for more than half a century. HKQ Law has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history, totaling over a half billion dollars on behalf of injured clients, and was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania, 2015.

The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Reports, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. Additional information can be found at or by calling (800) 760-1529.



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