Disability Law

Working with a Virginia Special Needs Planning Attorney to create a trust for your child with special needs is an important part of preparing for his or her future. In order to make sure that the Special Needs Trust stays relevant to your family’s needs, however, it is important to review it annually. At this point, you are able to reflect on any changes that have taken place in your life or that of your…
Choosing to serve as someone’s guardian is a huge responsibility. A guardian for an adult with special needs is generally tasked with overseeing that individual’s physical well-being, medical care, and housing. In the majority of cases, it’s a parent (or parents) who will apply to become their adult child’s legal guardian when he or she turns 18. But even parents will ask us if they are able to appoint a “co-guardian,” or someone else who…
With today’s technology, access to information is literally in the palm of our hands. From your cell phone, you can download manuals to repair a washing machine that’s thirty years old or watch step-by-step video tutorials that will teach you how to do anything from knitting a sweater to playing an instrument without taking a single professional lesson. However, just because you can do something yourself doesn’t always mean you should. Special Needs Planning is…