Disability Law

Educate Yourself! Sheri R. Abrams, Virginia Special Needs Planning Attorney, will be joining Tia Marsili, Directorof Trusts from The Arc of Northern Virginia, in an informative presentation for families whohave members with special needs and community members. This session will provide anoverview of ABLE Accounts in Virginia and when this type of account may be appropriate, aswell as an overview of three different types of Special Needs Trusts. Included will be thesimilarities and differences among…
Many parents worry about how they will fund a lifetime of care for their child with special needs. This is especially concerning if the parents are fearful that there will not be enough money left for housing, caregivers and basic life necessities when mom or dad pass away. When I meet with parents of children and adults with disabilities,, one of the first legal tools that we discuss is a Third-Party Special Needs Trust.  A…
Authorities across the nation are warning senior citizens and Social Security Disability recipients about a new twist on an old Social Security scam that is defrauding unsuspecting people out of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars that are ultimately unable to be refunded or recovered. Scammers are once again posing as government employees and contacting Social Security recipients by phone. They proceed to tell the senior or disability benefit recipient that their social…