Date and Time
Jan 24 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3075 Ridge Pike
Eagleville, PA 19403
Tuesday, January 24th
Speaker: Liliana Yazno-Bartle, Esquire
Title: Planning for Families with Children with Disabilities
Topic: This session will explore the importance of careful estate planning to protect eligibility for public benefits if you have a disabled relative. The session will include a discussion of estate planning documents such as: Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. How to fund Special Needs Trusts and how to handle probate and non-probate assets. In addition, participants will learn about the importance of developing a Letter of Intent for their disabled relative in order to establish a safety net for relative.
Speaker Bio: Ms. Yazno-Bartle is a senior associate attorney at The Law Offices of Caryl Andrea Oberman, LLC. She has been with Ms. Oberman’s firm since 1997, concentrating on legal issues of persons with disabilities and their families, education rights, estate planning, guardianship, testing accommodations and domestic relations. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), Montgomery County Bar Association and is an author and frequent lecturer to the Pennsylvania Bar Association and parent groups in Pennsylvania. Ms. Yazno-Bartle is the President of Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition (PEAC), a non-profit organization designed to promote inclusion practices in Pennsylvania. She is a board member of The Arc Alliance where she serves on the Arc Alliance Advocacy Services Board, is a member of the Chat-n-Chew Parent Training Committee and a member of the DELVAL Guardianship Association at the Arc Alliance. In 2016, Ms. Yazno-Bartle was appointed to chair the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee. Ms. Yazno-Bartle serves as a volunteer attorney of the Wills for Heroes Foundation, a program devoted to providing free wills and other estate planning documents for Pennsylvania’s emergency first responders. In addition to her professional affiliations, Ms. Yazno-Bartle serves as the Secretary of the Central Bucks West Football Parent Club and is a volunteer nursery school teacher at First Baptist Church of Doylestown. Before joining Ms. Oberman’s firm, she was a staff attorney at Legal Aid of Chester County, Inc. in West Chester for over four years where the primary emphasis of her practice concentrated on Domestic Relations, Landlord-Tenant, Public Benefits and Bankruptcy. She received her B.S. with Honors in Economics from Rutgers University, Cook College in 1989 and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, where she was president and co-founder of the Latin American Law Students Association. Ms. Yazno-Bartle was born in Colombia, South America and is fluent in Spanish.