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?  

 

My dad just died and had a trust, but I’m being told that I need an executor. What does that mean?

January 10

 

I was told I need a trust. What is it, and why would I need one?

 

“My mom died and my sister is the trustee. I’m not getting any information. What should I do?”

Beneficiaries of irrevocable trusts and trustees administering assets for individuals who rely on public benefits based on financial need, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), may be interested in a recent Social Security Administration (SSA) publication of internal instructions (an "Emergency Message - EM").  EM-16012 instructs SSA staff to provide more detail regarding the reasoning for an agency decision when a trust, such as a .

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Ann N. Butenhof, CELA
Judith L. Bomster, Esquire
Judith K. Jones, Esquire

Paralegals
Sonia Gianitsis
Renee Lubinski, EA

Administrative Staff
› Denise M. Aiken – Executive Assistant/Office Manager
› Caitlin M. Nelson – Receptionist
› Debra Doyon  Accounting Manager
› Natasha Winslow - Clerk