What You Need to Know Before Your Child with Special Needs Becomes a Legal Adult

Discover how to legally stay in control of your child’s financial and medical affairs after age 18, access new public benefits, keep your child as independent as possible and provide for a lifetime of care—even after you are gone someday.

Tuesday, April 24 at 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 28 at 10:00-11:30 AM

Georgia Estate Plan Learning Center
3750 Palladian Village Drive
Suite 500
Marietta GA 30066
770-425-6060

* light refreshments will be served

To Reserve Your Spot for this FREE Workshop

When a child with disabilities approaches age 18, parents and caregivers often find themselves surprised and overwhelmed to learn that they will soon lose the legal right to manage their child’s affairs or make key medical and financial decisions on the child’s behalf. Special Needs Planning is critical to ensure that parents can stay in control, and access key benefits/resources that will be necessary to ensure a smooth transition into adulthood and beyond.

Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children with disabilities are invited to attend a FREE educational workshop with East Cobb Estate Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs attorney Steve Worrall where they will learn how to navigate the complicated world of special needs planning in order to make the best decisions and prepare for the future, including:

  • How to determine if your child needs a Guardianship with the local probate court, or possibly a less intrusive alternative, to enable you to retain the legal ability to make medical, financial and personal decisions when your child with disabilities becomes a legal adult.
  • What public benefits your child may now be entitled to. Even if you have been denied benefits in the past, your child may soon become eligible for SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Section 8 Housing, or Regional Center Services, etc. simply because of his or her age. We’ll tell you where to go and who to contact to start receiving the benefits that your child rightfully deserves.
  • How to use ABLE Accounts if your child will be a semi-independent adult, so he or she can manage money and accumulate some savings without jeopardizing benefits eligibility.
  • How to prepare the “next in line” caregivers to manage your child’s affairs if you ever become sick, disabled or pass away and can no longer provide care. We’ll show you legal tools to utilize (such as Living Trusts or Special Needs Trusts) so you can have the peace of mind knowing your child will always be cared for the people you want and in the way that you want and that their future security is not jeopardized because of money mismanagement or misunderstanding of the role.

Easy ways to “fund” a lifetime of care for your child. We’ll show you how to utilize solid legal tools, financial strategies and insurance to ensure your child is financially secure both now and well into adulthood.

To Reserve Your Spot for this FREE Workshop

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  How long is the Special Needs Workshop?  

This workshop usually runs about 1 ½ Hours, including time for questions.

2. Does my spouse need to attend with me?

Usually, it is best if both spouses in a couple can attend, but it is not required.

3. What if I already have an estate plan?

Many people who attend our workshops already have some type of estate planning in place.  They use the workshop as an opportunity to re-evaluate their choices, or to feel more confident that their existing plan will fully protect their family.

4. Will I be asked to sign up for legal services?

No, this workshop is strictly educational. You will learn easy-to-understand and straightforward strategies to protect your family’s wealth and the people you love most. If during the presentation you determine your current plan is out of date, or you are not properly protected if the unthinkable happens, we will offer you the opportunity to come in for a Georgia Family Treasures Planning Session ($600 value) with Steve Worrall at no-charge. There is no obligation to attend this session and nothing will be sold at the event.

5. Can I bring a friend?

Yes! The event is open to the public and we encourage you to bring family members or friends—especially those you may be responsible to look after in an emergency (aging parents, close relatives, etc.). However, please be sure to let us know how many people you intend to bring when registering, as space is limited. Reservations are required.

6. Should I bring anything to the event?

You do not need to bring anything with you. We will provide you with information which you can take home and study further at your convenience.

 

To Reserve Your Spot for this FREE Workshop

Tuesday, April 24 at 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 28 at 10:00-11:30 AM

Georgia Estate Plan Learning Center
3750 Palladian Village Drive
Suite 500
Marietta GA 30066
770-425-6060

* light refreshments will be served

DIRECTIONS HERE

To Reserve Your Spot for this FREE Workshop, Please Fill Out This Form

or Call (770) 425-6060

About Steve Worrall

As a sandwich generation kid himself (caring for both children and aging parents), Steve (Stephen M.) Worrall KNOWS the struggles you are facing as you raise children, balance the demands of your job, and take care of your aging parents, too! Steve is an experienced wills, trusts and estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, probate lawyer and adoption attorney at Georgia Estate Plan: Worrall Law LLC, based in Marietta, Georgia, but he serves clients throughout the State. He concentrates his practice in all areas of estate planning including wills, trusts, probate, special needs planning and guardianship, and adoption. Steve is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA),  ElderCounsel, WealthCounsel, the Cobb County Bar Association Elder and Disability Law Section, and the State Bar of Georgia Elder and Fiduciary Law Sections. As an attorney, Steve has been distinguished by Atlanta Magazine and Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer as a Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Marietta, GA. He has also received the prestigous AV Preeminent ranking by Martindale-Hubbell for over 15 years. He has received a 10 out 10 rating by AVVO.

Steve is an Atlanta native and has lived in Cobb County all of his life. He graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1983. He practiced in the Buckhead area of Atlanta from 1983 until 1995, when he opened his own practice in his hometown suburb in Marietta, near the Square. He moved his office to East Cobb in 2016. He is married and is a dad to three children. He is involved in his community in local business groups and local theater and arts organizations.

Pin It on Pinterest