Tag Archives: Special needs planning

My Child With Disabilities is Turning 18, What Steps do I Need to Consider?

In the United States, when a child turns 18 they become an adult who is legally responsible for their choices and actions and parents lose the ability to make decisions for their adult child. However, the law provides exceptions for …
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How the SECURE Act Interacts With Special Needs Trusts

At the end of  2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, (the SECURE Act) was signed into law. The overall objective was to improve access to retirement accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s to ensure older Americans …
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Downstate Illinois Police Pension Benefits: Providing For A Beneficiary With Special Needs

In Illinois, the police officers who serve and protect the citizens of their communities face challenging situations and sometimes life-threatening circumstances every day. These brave men and women deserve a good retirement as a result of their dedication. Article 3 …
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How Downstate Illinois Fire Pension Benefits Can Help a Person With Special Needs

Firefighters hold a special place in our hearts for their courage and the sacrifice they make every time they respond to a call. Their selflessness carries over to their family and community and the team at Rubin Law is proud …
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Using Your Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Pension For Your Loved One With Special Needs

The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) offers benefits for certain Illinois workers. Since retirement funds’ rules and benefits can vary, it’s important to understand how you can use retirement funds to provide for your child with special needs. In this …
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6 Planning Issues to Consider Before Your Child With Special Needs Turns 18

Parents of children with special needs face many challenging situations every day. Sometimes it is difficult to think about your child’s care tomorrow, let alone in a few years. At age 18, children become legal adults, but your child may …
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Understanding Basic Terms Involved in Special Needs Care and Planning – Part I

At Rubin Law, we are proud to provide legal services exclusively limited to special needs planning including the areas of Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Probate Law for families of adults and children with special needs. In this very specific area …
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Why Our Firm Only Practices in the Area of Special Needs Planning

Why Our Firm Only Practices in the Area of Special Needs Planning

From our personal experience, we know that families who are planning for their special needs relatives’ futures need strong advocates to advise them. Brian Rubin began to dedicate his legal practice to special needs planning after the birth of his …
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When should I set up and fund my child’s special needs trust?

When should I set up and fund my child’s special needs trust?

A special needs trust can be the most important savings account your child with special needs will ever have. It should be set up as soon as you know that your child has special needs, and funded through ways that …
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Special provisions needed in your will, living trust and power of attorney, when you have a child with special needs

Special provisions needed in your will, living trust and power of attorney, when you have a child with special needs

If you have children, you should have an estate plan in place. This is especially true for parents of a child with special needs. An estate plan that includes a will, living trust, powers of attorney and other provisions can …
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The grandparents of my child with special needs left him an inheritance. What do we do?

The grandparents of my child with special needs left him an inheritance. What do we do

Grandparents love their grandchildren and want to help provide for them. Many well-meaning grandparents leave their grandsons and granddaughters a small inheritance in their wills. But however good the intention, even a tiny inheritance can potentially cause hardship for a …
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What will happen to my child with special needs when I die?

What will happen to my child with special needs when I die

Preparing for the future is so important — especially for parents of a child with special needs. Every parent of a child with special needs must consider the possibility that he or she may die or become incapacitated and unable …
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