Estate Planning for Special Needs Children – What Parents Need to Know
Any family with a special needs child - whether mild, moderate or severely affected - needs proper estate planning. This presentation will describe special needs trusts, which enable parents to control how their assets will benefit their children without jeopardizing any governmental assistance their children receive. Tom will also discuss adult guardianships, SSI benefits, the reasons you should become guardian for your adult child, and the steps required to become guardian.
Thomas Clark, JD, is an estate planning law attorney, a graduate from Purdue University and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council and the Chicago Bar Association.