What the Heck is a Pooled Trust?

…And How May Seniors or People With Disabilities Benefit from One? When making decisions on care and insurance coverage for disabled and/or elderly loved ones, it’s easy to get lost in the myriad of choices and complicated regulations. With Medi-Cal there are income caps and asset limits, so individuals often do not qualify because their […]

What Benefits is my Autistic Child Eligible for in Santa Clara County?

If your child has been recently diagnosed with autism, you are probably feeling overwhelmed with this new direction your life has taken and inundated with information about how to care for your very special child. The good news is that there are a number of ways that the government and other organizations can help you. […]

Santa Clara Special Needs Lawyer: Basics of a Special Needs Trust

For families with special needs individuals, ensuring the care for their loved ones once the caretakers are gone is of the utmost priority. The loss of specialized care and Medi-Cal or SSI benefits is a very real danger if proper special needs planning is not put in place, which is why Santa Clara special needs […]

What a San Francisco Peninsula Special Needs Planning Attorney Will Do for You

Special needs planning attorneys in the San Francisco Peninsula have very specialized knowledge that can help families plan for their children’s future.  There are so many things to keep straight when it comes to raising your special needs child, and focusing on what will happen to him or her after your death is not something […]

The Letter of Intent as a Part of Your Special Needs Planning in the San Francisco Bay Area

The documentation that you create with your special needs planning lawyer in the Bay Area will be quite detailed and will take an incredible amount into consideration, but it will likely not cover every possible concern or wish you may have for your child’s future care.  For that purpose, many parents work with their lawyer […]

3 Costly Mistakes Made By Most Families With Special Needs Children

As a Peninsula estate planning attorney, I know families with special needs children have unique planning requirements. Unfortunately there are many misconceptions when it comes to securing the financial future your child deserves.  Even well-meaning caregivers and service organizations don’t understand issues and can give bad advice. It is really critical for these families to […]

Parents of Disabled Kids Discover the Importance of Menlo Park Special Needs Planning

Estate planning is incredibly important for all parents, as it allows them the opportunity to make very difficult choices.  It provides the chance to determine who will raise your minor children if you can’t, what money will be set aside or used for their upbringing, and even what money will be used to support them […]

3 Key Planning Steps for Autism Awareness Month | Menlo Park Special Needs Attorney

As a Menlo Park special needs attorney, I wanted to highlight that April is Autism Awareness Month, which seeks to educate the public about the needs and challenges facing those with autism spectrum disorders. It was only 50 years ago that autism was referred to as “refrigerator mother syndrome” by medical professionals who felt children […]

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