Here’s a scenario that may be familiar to families whose adult children receive federal or state benefits, and who are concerned with how various expenses can be covered without negatively impacting those benefits.

Consider this hypothetical: It’s the start of a new school year, and your young adult son with a disability is very interested in taking a course in graphic design at a school about 50 miles away. He also is eager to live .

If you are the parent or guardian of a child or an adult with special needs, the day-to-day demands alone can be overwhelming.  Thinking about the future can seem like mission impossible. When you consider how critical you are to the daily well-being of your loved one, how will you and your family ensure their future, especially if you are not there?  

The journey to get here has been challenging and rewarding. You couldn’t be prouder of your child for successfully navigating an educational system that simply wasn’t built for him or her. You are both grateful for the services and benefits that have made it possible to succeed. And, this isn’t the end. The next step may be college. Your child may feel ready to take the intimidating plunge of life away from home, but the unknowns are many. .

 

 

“I am a personal injury attorney and am getting a settlement for my client who suffered a disability from their injury. Are there timing issues on when payments should be made from the settlement?”

 

When you have settled a lawsuit for a client and you know that the money is going to be paid out by the defendant any day now, you might have a question as to whether there's a specific way it should go out to a client with disabilities.

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“I’m a personal injury attorney representing a client who suffered a disability or traumatic brain injury from an accident. What should I be aware of when seeking a settlement for my client?”

 

“My spouse and I are divorcing, but I am disabled and have high medical costs. How can I make sure that I don’t lose eligibility for my disability benefits? How does alimony factor into the eligibility requirements for disability benefits?”

 

 

"I am a personal injury attorney representing a client who was injured in an accident and I want your help with drafting a SNT (Special Needs Trust).

Can you help?”

If you're an attorney who's helping a client obtain a personal injury settlement, you can come to our office and we can help you with drafting a special needs trust. That is something that we do routinely.  And there are different kinds of special needs trusts.

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