Parents of special needs children face unique challenges and legal issues. Is your child eligible for governmental benefits? Which ones? What educational opportunities are available for your child? How do you handle an institution which is non-compliant with your child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program)? How do gifts and inheritances affect the governmental benefits for which your child is eligible? Among the most challenging questions is this one: Who will care for and financially support your child following your death?
The law firm of Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates is hosting a free seminar, “Children with Special Needs: a Time to Plan” on Wednesday evening, October 14, from 7-8:30 PM. The seminar will be held in the conference room of Geyer & Associates at 11550 North Meridian, Suite 200. The panel of local professionals leading the discussion will include:
- Board Certified Indiana trust and estate lawyer Rebecca W. Geyer
- Estate planning attorney Corrina Smith
- Evia financial advisor Dan Reichart
There is a complex maze of federal and state laws regarding governmental benefits for special needs individuals. One important topic which will be covered at the seminar will be Supplemental Needs Trusts, unique planning devices that help provide for people with disabilities while still protecting their government entitlements.
It is reassuring to know that the lives of special needs children can be improved through the use of special needs trust planning strategies!
– by Ronnie of the Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates blog team