Legal Planning For Special Families in Massachusetts: A Family Guide to SSI, Guardianship and Estate Planning

By Barbara Jackins
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Attorney and parent Barbara Jackins’ new book is a must have resource for parents of children with special needs and the professionals and advocates who assist them. In an easy-to-read, conversational style, Jackins, the lead author of Special Needs Trust Administration Manual: A Guide for Trustees, covers the essential elements of SSI, guardianship, and estate planning when there is a child with a disability in the family.

You will find the information you need to:
Obtain SSI benefits for your son or daughter who is age 18 or older

Contribute to your adult son’s or daughter’s financial support without reducing SSI

Understand the court process for guardianship, including what must be done if your son or daughter takes any antipsychotic medication

Learn about the alternatives to guardianship

Protect your son’s or daughter’s inheritance from being lost or mismanaged while ensuring continued public benefits

Coordinate your life insurance and retirement assets with your overall estate plan

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