In Legal Terms


In Legal Terms: Special Needs Law

Guest: Richard Courtney from Courtney Elder Law Associates

When planning for your own or someone else's disability:


P: People - who needs to be in control "after"

P: Place - where do you desire the person to live

P: Paper - documents - trusts, medical directives, etc

P: Professional guidence - this isn't a DIY project

See Mr. Courtney's website for free information

For attoneys: A Lawyer's Gudie to Working with Special Needs Clients book

ILT podcast dealing with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Richard Courtney on MPB's Money Talks : ABLE Accounts

Sec.of State Michael Watson on ILT

Listener questions:

  • medicaid
  • college age child
  • access to buildings

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