What Can a Special Needs Trust Pay For?

What Can a Special Needs Trust Pay For?

A special needs trust, sometimes called a supplemental needs trust, is designed to provide a person with a disability the funds to enhance her quality of life while at the same time allowing her to remain eligible for needs-based public...

Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia

This post will discuss a debilitating condition that many Americans eventually face as they age:  dementia.  First, we will describe what dementia is and what it isn’t.  Then we will turn our focus to its costs to the individual, the family and our nation.  As Elder...

Medicaid Study Released by GAO: Methods Used to Reduce Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

On Monday of this week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released its report “Financial Characteristics of Approved Applicants and Methods Used to Reduce Assets to Qualify for Medicaid.”  This report was requested by several members of Congress,...

Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia

As many of you know, May is National Elder Law Month.  The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has declared this month the time for Elder Law attorneys across the nation to take time out of their busy practices to help educate the public about Elder...

Increasing Importance of Special Needs Planning

Recently, The Coleman Law Firm was privileged to be a sponsor of the 10th Annual Angelwood Fashion Show and Luncheon, a wonderful event that raises funds for programs supporting children and adults with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s syndrome, Spina Bifida and...

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