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Finding a Balance of Autonomy, Support, and Assistance: Using Supported Decision-Making Agreements and Powers of Attorney

2020-04-10T14:06:05-04:00

This edition of the Voice was written by Mark T. Johnson, CELA. Mark is a partner at Johnson Teigen, LLC in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. The law firm serves clients of all ages and circumstances with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, special needs planning and trusts, long-term care planning (including Medicaid), and guardianships. He is the 2019-2020 president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Finding a Balance of Autonomy, Support, and Assistance: Using Supported Decision-Making Agreements and Powers of Attorney2020-04-10T14:06:05-04:00

How long do you have to work for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits if you are 30 and younger?

2020-04-10T14:21:16-04:00

This installment of the Voice was written by Martha C. Brown, a Special Needs Alliance Member who has been practicing in the field of elder law and special needs for over 30 years and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney as certified by the National Elder Law Foundation. Her firm, Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC, concentrates on the unique legal needs of the elderly, people with disabilities and the families who care for them.

How long do you have to work for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits if you are 30 and younger?2020-04-10T14:21:16-04:00

Should a Special Needs Trust Pay for Medical Marijuana?

2020-03-30T14:30:13-04:00

The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Kyle Ashley Moore, who practices with the law firm of Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell & Moore, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He focuses on special needs planning, elder law and estate planning.

Requirements for Reprinting this Article: The below article may be reprinted only if it appears unmodified, including both the author description above the title and the "About this Newsletter" paragraph immediately following the article, accompanied by the following statement: "Reprinted with permission of the Special Needs Alliance - www.specialneedsalliance.org."

Should a Special Needs Trust Pay for Medical Marijuana?2020-03-30T14:30:13-04:00

Preserving SSI When Divorcing Parents Have a Child with Disabilities

2020-03-30T14:46:32-04:00

The Voice is the email newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member, Lee M. Holmes, of Holmes, Holmes and Neisent, PLLC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The law firm’s practice focuses on planning for persons with disabilities, estate planning, Medicaid and elder law. Lee is a founding member and fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a certified elder law attorney (CELA), is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been designated an Oklahoma Super Lawyer.

Preserving SSI When Divorcing Parents Have a Child with Disabilities2020-03-30T14:46:32-04:00

Financial Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities

2020-03-30T15:30:25-04:00

This installment of The Voice was written by Special Needs Alliance member Elizabeth L. Gray, CELA, a principal with the firm of McCandlish Lillard, with offices in Fairfax and Leesburg, Virginia. She has practiced special needs and elder law for over 20 years and has been listed in Best Lawyers of America annually since 2012. She also sits on the board of directors of Brain Injury Services.

Financial Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities2020-03-30T15:30:25-04:00

Tax Law Changes for Those with Disabilities

2020-03-30T15:33:04-04:00

This edition of the Voice was written by SNA member, Robert B. Fleming. Robert is a partner in the Tucson, Arizona law firm of Fleming & Curti, PLC. He is a long-time member of the Special Needs Alliance and frequently speaks on special needs issues to lawyers and family members all over the country. You can subscribe to his newsletter and podcast at www.elder-law.com.

Tax Law Changes for Those with Disabilities2020-03-30T15:33:04-04:00

Selecting a Trustee – Some Things to Consider

2020-03-30T15:33:59-04:00

Parents and grandparents often have a pretty good sense of when they may want to create a special needs trust ("SNT") for their child or grandchild with atypical needs. They also understand, perhaps after discussion, when their family's circumstances warrant a need for money management, or if an inheritance will jeopardize essential means-tested government benefits, like SSI or Medicaid. In meeting with a special needs attorney, Clark and Cathy explained that Sara, their daughter with developmental delays, would be unable to manage her own inheritance. The question they had not fully considered was, "Who should hold that job after they are gone?"

Selecting a Trustee – Some Things to Consider2020-03-30T15:33:59-04:00

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