NAELA Minnesota Chapter


MN NAELA is a community of attorneys who specialize in handling legal issues affecting people as they age and those with special needs. We believe in the importance of continuing legal education, advocacy and examining public policy issues in our mission to enhance the quality of life for older adults and persons with disabilities.

Chapter News and Events

Featured Article: Update on DHS' Treatment of Non-Homestead Life Estates and Intervention by MN NAELA Chapter: Laura Zdychnec of Long, Reher, Hanson & Price, P.A.

Sometime in 2010, the Department of Human Services ("DHS") distributed what has become known as the "Life Estate Memo" to county social services agencies. The undated and unsigned Memo postulates that a non-homestead life estate held by a community spouse must be counted against his or her community spouse resource allowance ("CSRA"), but will not be counted if held by the institutionalized spouse.  Because the Memo provides for differing treatment depending on which spouse owns the life estate, it also states that married couples must identify which of their combined resources will make up the CSRA before an eligibility determination is made. 

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Minnesota UnProgram Coming in 2019!

The chapter is busy organizing our first UnProgram to be held later this year. Date and location will be announced soon! This will be a member only event, so join our chapter now to stay up to date with all things Minnesota.

NAELA Updates

NAELA Supports National Financial Literacy Month This April

National Financial Literacy Month highlights the importance of financial literacy and establishing healthy financial habits and goals. Read More

NAELA Celebrates 14th Annual World Autism Awareness Day

NAELA joins Autism Speaks in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2021. Read More

NAELA Celebrates Passage of American Rescue Plan Act

NAELA celebrates the passage of the latest COVID-19 relief package, "The American Rescue Plan Act," that was signed by President Biden on Thursday, March 11. Read More

NAELA Supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2021

Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and their partners work together to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to for Read More

NAELA Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week 2021

Hosted by Federal Trade Commission February 28 – March 6, 2021 Read More

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Stuart C. Bear

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Stuart C. Bear

Stuart Bear is a partner, shareholder, and the president of Chestnut Cambronne and holds a national reputation for providing the highest level of succession planning services for individuals and businesses; including single individuals, married couples, domestic partnerships, blended families, and seniors. His practice specializes in wills, trusts, disability planning, powers of attorney, living wills, asset protection, and Medical Assistance pla...
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Jill M. Sauber

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Jill M. Sauber

Jill Sauber is an attorney in Minneapolis, MN. She practices in the areas of elder law with emphasis on long-term care planning, asset protection, and government benefits (Medical Assistance, Veterans Benefits, Social Security); estate planning; estate administration (probate); trusts; litigation; and mortuary law. Jill has a law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Minne...
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