San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 05, 2017 – In the Trump era, families with special needs kids — autism, cerebral palsy, bipolar disorder, etc. — are deeply worried about the solvency and availability of vital government benefits. Proposals of the current administration and steps already taken will be “front and center” in this timely community event.
Prominent attorneys from Gilfix and La Poll Associates will present the 13th Annual Special Needs Trust Seminar on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Palo Alto, California. The free event is designed to provide practical, up-to-date advice to family members of special needs individuals.
Attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark Gilfix, longtime experts in the field of special needs planning, will present two sessions from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The informative two-hour seminar is open to the community at large. Along with discussing the benefits of special needs trusts, it will also cover the best approaches to creating and maintaining them.
“The seminar is essential for families hoping to create a stronger safety net for loved ones who are disabled,” commented Michael Gilfix, a nationally known special needs attorney and author of the book titled, “Special Needs Trust Creation and Management Guide.” Planning for the future involves many considerations, especially for families of children with special needs. Knowing about the planning options and tools available can make all the difference to a child’s well-being.”
Seminar attendees will learn why it is essential to create a special needs trust if they have a child or other family member with a disability. Michael Gilfix and Mark Gilfix will discuss this crucial planning tool in the context of housing for disabled individuals, the ABLE Act, the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act and the impact of Trump’s administration policies. They will also talk about how such trusts complement public benefits like Medi-Cal and Supplemental Security Income.
“There is a common misconception that special needs trusts disturb eligibility for public benefits,” noted Mark Gilfix. “However, many people are not aware that it is possible for a family member living with a disability to access public benefits while having a special needs trust.”
The Special Needs Trust Seminar is co-sponsored by notable nonprofit organizations including Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area, Community Resources for Independent Living, Jewish Family and Children Services, Pacific Autism Center for Education, Parents Helping Parents and many more.
Space is limited, so please RSVP now. Register over the phone at 650-493-8070 or online at www.Gilfix.com.
13th Annual Special Needs Trust Seminar
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
2pm to 4pm & 6pm to 8pm
4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California
Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP
2300 Geng Rd., Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Telephone: (650) 493-8070
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