special needs planning

NCBA Symposium: Gun Trusts in Elder and Special Needs Law

Posted on: January 23rd, 2017
TrustCounsel's principal attorney Gregory Herman-Giddens presents Gun Trusts in Elder and Special Needs Law at the North Carolina Bar Association Annual Symposium in Pinehurst this February....

Supplemental Needs Trusts: Critical Trustee Duty

Posted on: July 1st, 2014
A supplemental needs trust is funded with third party assets for the benefit of a disabled individual. (Special needs trusts are funded with the disabled person’s assets.) Both of these trusts help preserve a disabled person’s assets and their eligibility for certain public benefits programs. ...

Permitted Distributions for Special Needs Trusts

Posted on: February 13th, 2014
If you are starting to explore options for Special Needs Trusts in North Carolina, one of the first differences you discover are “third party” trusts and “self-settled” trusts. ...

Affordable Care Act Info Session in Raleigh

Posted on: November 1st, 2013
Disability Rights of North Carolina, a not-for-profit dedicated to preserving the rights of those disabled in the Tar Heel State, hosts information sessions about the Affordable Care Act in Raleigh on November 6 and November 12, 2013....

3 Common Mistakes in Special Needs Trusts

Posted on: October 16th, 2013
As part of Special Needs Law Month, our attorneys in Chapel Hill reviewed past posts that outline special needs law information in North Carolina. We have also created a list of common mistakes that families make when establishing special needs trusts for the benefit of a disabled loved one. ...

Special Needs Law Month

Posted on: October 7th, 2013
Special Needs Law addresses multiple legal, financial, and medical concerns for families who care for a disabled loved one. October is Special Needs Law Month, a time when resources for special needs issues are promoted and explained. ...
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