Living with Fewer Rights than a Convicted Felon

Q. My 30 year old cousin, Donnie, is intellectually disabled. He works at the Wendy's near my house, serving burgers and greeting customers with a smile. He has a bank account, and saves most of the money he earns, makes a mean … [Read more...]

A New Act to Help Special Needs Families

  Q. My 9-year-old daughter, Noelle, is intellectually disabled. The costs for her therapy and assistive technology are quite high, and we are in the process of applying for government assistance (SSI). Despite our struggles … [Read more...]

Financial Security for a Special Needs Child

Q. Our 11-year-old son, Nathan, has autism and will likely need care for the rest of his life. This has put quite an emotional and financial strain on my husband and me. My parents, who are wealthy, are willing to help, but we've … [Read more...]

Guardianship Revisited: a Serial 911-Caller and a Bigamist

A “guardian” of an adult is a person appointed by the court who is responsible for the personal affairs of an incapacitated adult, including responsibility for making decisions regarding the adult’s support, care, health, safety, … [Read more...]

Elder Law–It’s Not Just for Elders

Elder Law is a very broad area of law that encompasses not just Medicaid and Veterans long-term care planning for people over 65.  Elder Law also encompasses legal areas such as:  Asset Protection, Trust and Estate Planning, and … [Read more...]

Planning for a Special Needs Child

More than 20 million American families are raising a child with special needs and the number continues to increase. More than $13 billion a year is spent to care for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special … [Read more...]

Ask the Expert- Why is Autism So Common Now?

Q. My ten year old son, Cole, was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when he was six. He is in a class of 20 children and there are two other boys and a girl who also have an ASD, all ranging in severity. These … [Read more...]