The probate court process is how an estate handles the settlement of the distribution of property. The process can be hard to handle on your own. When you don’t have a probate attorney or expert, it can be completely impossible. The entire estate can get tied up in the courts. If you’re asking the question of when to get a probate attorney, the answer is as soon as your loved one passes. If you can, it’s best to have it all arranged prior to your loved one’s passing.
Learn What to Do If You Were Unknowingly Removed as a Beneficiary on Your Husband’s Will
When someone serves in the military, they are entitled to a life insurance policy. Within the policy, the member must designate a person to be the beneficiary of the policy when they die. The beneficiary can be changed at any time if the military member decides that he or she wants to change it.
Case update from the NJ State Bar Association:
In the Matter of the Estate of Mary Jane Lynch, N.J. Super. App. Div. (Suter, J.A.D.) (19 pp.)
Decedent executed a will and declaration of trust wherein her personal property was to be equally distributed to her two children, appellant-daughter and appellee-son. The residuary estate was left to the family trust and the assets there were divided equally between the siblings. Continue reading
Financial Aid For Special Needs Children
Parenting is a challenge, but when the child has emotional, developmental, or physical disabilities, the difficulty level increases. Parents of children with special needs have to arrange special education, healthcare services, and pay the bills. Financial help is available with programs through the federal government. Your child may be eligible for benefits, including Supplemental Security Income Disability. This would entitle your child to receive a check each month until they turn 18. Continue reading
What is a Special Needs Trust?
When doing your estate planning, consider discussing with your Palm Springs disability attorney the benefits of having a special needs trust. This kind of trust allows loved ones to provide for family members with a disability, but ensures that they will still continue to receive government healthcare benefits such as Medicaid or Medicare and financial support such as SSI. The total sum of money that you allot to them is kept in a special fund, which distributes a set monthly amount to them that is within the government guidelines of what they are allowed to receive and still keep their benefits.
What Are The Requirements To Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must prove that you have a physical or mental health problem that keeps you from working for 12 consecutive months. This proof must come in the form of medical evidence that shows the physical or mental health problem is so severe that you cannot work for at least a year. Continue reading
A large number of parents are confused and concerned about SSI Disability Payments for special needs kids. Coachella Valley healthcare and insurance and Coachella Valley disability attorneys are good sources for current information on this very subject. It is important to understand that the government sets down certain rules that are required for the child to be eligible for SSI. Often, this is a very complicated and frustrating process that requires clarification. Continue reading
If seeking temporary disability payments, it is always a good idea to consult with a Coachella Valley disability attorney to see what your state can offer. California is a state that allows short-term benefits, but there are ways the employee could lose eligibility. Continue reading
The federal Social Security Act provides for a disability benefit to be paid to disabled individuals who meet certain criteria. This program involves monthly payments to assist disabled people and their families who may have suffered a loss of income resulting from a disability. Health insurance coverage may also be available. Continue reading
Things are changing for same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage is seeing growing acceptance, both socially and legally on a federal and state level. Same-sex couples aren’t the only “alternative” families. There are a growing number of people choosing to have children without waiting to get married first. Just because the law permits these “alternative” families doesn’t mean that laws affecting them are up-to-date. Continue reading
Having the government interfere with your estate is one of the biggest problems your loved ones have to handle. This problem becomes even bigger if the person who receives part of the estate happens to have special needs. It can also greatly increase the chances of the government taking an exceptionally active role in the management of the estate. The best way to avoid this is by having a Palm Springs special needs lawyer manage the estate. Continue reading
When preparing special needs trusts, we suggest contacting a Coachella Valley disability attorney because they are knowledgeable concerning details. If a family member is disabled with special needs, a special needs trust will ensure the individual has everything they need for their future. Continue reading
Hoping you can attend our 5th annual Haute4Help fashion charity event
benefiting, this year, Desert AIDS Project. The event will be held on
Friday, 3/7/14, at 7pm, at Mission Hills Country Club. We have an amazing
line-up of designers and retailers; so, don¹t miss out.
For tickets and more information, visit http://haute4help.org
Thanks in advance for your support!!