Help for people with disabilities and their families
We work with clients who are receiving disability or Medicaid benefits and need help on a legal issue related to their benefits. This includes cases where a benefit is incorrectly terminated, or where a person with disabilities receives an inheritance or personal injury settlement and needs to take steps to make sure not to lose benefits.
We also represent individuals in Family Care applications and disputes. We have successfully represented clients whose care and services were reduced by the Family Care agency, and have obtained decisions restoring the services.
Additionally, we work with families of individuals having disabilities who want to make the right estate plans that will not harm the individual's ability to get needed benefits. We also handle guardianships for people who do not have sufficient capacity to sign a power of attorney.
Finally, we help people with cognitive diversity such as Down Syndrome, autism, Aspergers' or developmental differences to do their own estate planning, such as powers of attorney, wills, and self-directed supports. We meet individually with each person to make sure it is appropriate to do estate planning given the person's abilities and understanding.