Handling Pay During the Disability of a Partner

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By Marc Rosenberg

It’s often been said that disability is much harder to deal with than death, from the standpoint of firm governance. Death is clear and finite. But disability is much more complicated and unclear.

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  1. What is the extent of the disability?
  2. What is the likelihood that the partner can fully recover?
  3. How long will the recovery take?
  4. When the partner returns to work, is he or she capable of performing normal partner duties and working normal partner hours?