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Hi - My family is looking to set up a Special Needs Trust for my adult brother, who lives in Manhattan. Does anyone know of an attorney either practicing in NY or familiar with NY benefits laws? My brother lives on his own and gets SSI, but we would like to supplement this a little now and then (for clothing, gym membership, etc) and make sure that when our two sets of parents (one in DE and one here in CA) pass away that he will have a little security. Any help appreciated. Thank you. Grateful sister
James A. Robbins ROBBINS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys at Law 60 East 42nd Street, 46th Floor New York, New York 10165 (P) 212-808-0444 (F) 212-808-4150 Set up complex trusts for my family
I have less contact info, but a strong reco for another: Ellyn Kravitz, 3rd Ave near Grand Central Station very experienced with New York Medicaid, and with elder law generally. Hope this helps
We have two Special Needs boys. they are 11 and 7. our 11 Y.O. has Fetal Alcholism, ADHD, mild retardation and Social problems. My 7 Y.O. has verbal apraxia, so he speaks very little, he is also very socially and developmental disabled. All of these, (most anyway) are invisable, so on sight my kids look perfectally ''normal''. This is a bigger problem than people understand, and as they get older it increases in degree of difficulty.
Here's where we need advice. Someday we will not be around to arrange their lives. that day may be 10 or 20 years away, but my partner and I cannot help but wonder how they will get through life. So the question is, are there parents, like us, out there who have come up with some ideas on how to leave your Special Need family members when you are no longer around to protect them. Any thoughts would by helpful.
We are looking for a lawyer who is specialized in setting up guardianship. We don't own anything so we don't need a trust. We want to make sure that our child is taken care of in case we can't. Our child may fall into the category of special needs, but we will only know for sure in a few years. Any recommendation? -a
I'm looking for a financial planner with experience planning for a special needs child as well as retirement and college. I would want to use fee-based services. I'm also looking for a lawyer with experience setting up special needs trusts. Any recommendations from other families with special needs children? Jessica
Can anyone recommend an estate planning/wills attorney specializing in setting up estate plans and special needs trusts for a family with a disabled child who will need life long care? Thank you. Diane
Linda J. Miller 2140 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 604 Berkeley, CA 94704Katherine
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