Special Needs

Funding a Special Needs Trust

Funding a Special Needs Trust

By Miles Hurley | April 27, 2021

Our recent blogs have discussed when to create a Special Needs Trust (SNT) including the various types of SNTs to consider. This week we will explain the critical importance of properly funding a Special Needs Trust. What does it mean to “fund” a trust? To put it simply, funding a trust means transferring assets into…

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"Pooled" special needs trust

“Pooled” Special Needs Trust in Georgia

By Miles Hurley | April 20, 2021

In our April newsletter, we discussed the requirements of special needs trusts. We also mentioned that there are multiple types of special needs trusts. The best type to create depends on the situation. One option for Georgia families we are focusing on today is called a “pooled” special needs trust (also knows as a supplemental…

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Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Trust: The Basics

By Miles Hurley | April 13, 2021

Establishing a Special Needs Trust (SNT) can provide peace of mind for the families of disabled children and adults in addition to preserving eligibility for public benefits.   So, what are the requirements for creating an SNT and is this a complicated process? There are some basic requirements for every SNT. A special needs trust document…

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Special Needs Trust

An introduction to Special Needs Trusts

By Miles Hurley | April 6, 2021

Loved ones of all ages with special needs often have increased financial and care needs. Ensuring their long-term welfare presents unique challenges for disabled persons and proper estate planning is especially important. A Special Needs Trust (SNT) can provide the necessary financial support needed without jeopardizing the individual’s government benefits. SNTs can be a way…

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Understanding Guardianships for a Special Needs Child

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 12, 2018

In the eyes of the law, every child becomes an adult on their 18th birthday. This milestone can cause anxiety for many parents, especially the parents of special needs children. Up until their 18th birthday, parents (as the legal guardians of their children) have the legal authority to make medical and financial decisions for their…

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