This course will seek to address these questions by providing a high-level overview and discussion. Topics will include: how to have the legal right to make decisions for an adult child who is unable to provide for his or her personal or financial needs; the use of Advance Health Care Directives and powers of attorney to make medical and financial decisions for one’s child; the purpose of a limited conservatorship versus a general conservatorship; the purpose and benefits of special needs trusts; the impact of receiving an inheritance on eligibility for government benefits like SSI and Medi-Cal. Whether you have a younger child, older teen, or adult child, there will be useful information for everyone during this class.
Estate Planning for Parents of Individuals with Special Needs
Parents of children with developmental disabilities and/or special needs often have questions about the rights of their children such as: Am I legally able to make medical decisions for my child after age 18? What does it mean to have my child “conserved” and under what circumstances would this be an option? What impact would receiving an inheritance have on my child’s ability to receive government benefits like SSI or Medi-Cal? What is a special needs trust and should I consider one for my child?