Hiring a lawyer is standard practice for when we are dealing with different things in our lives. When we think of times we may need a lawyer it can be during the roughest patches of our lives, however, they are necessary and can actually make things easier on you during your crisis. As a special needs parent, I’ve been planning for my son’s life in the event something happens to my husband and I. That process made me what to share this post with you my readers about when to consider hiring a lawyer.
Purchasing A Home
Most people just stick with using their Real Estate Agent when purchasing a home, however, from personal experience, it doesn’t hurt to have an attorney on hand to handle the contracts and closing of your mortgage. A real estate attorney can assist with contracts of sale, closing documents, title, and transfer paperwork. They can be extremely helpful if you have complex requirements for your home purchase. They can also help in the event you need to have your loan modified in the future.
Negligent Traumatic Injury
As a special needs parent, I’m always concerned about my son’s safety. We place him in the trust of so many different people during the course of the day hoping nothing ever happens to him. We’ve been fortunate to not have any major issues between school, his bus rides, and even visits to health care professionals, however, I know everyone isn’t so lucky. If you find yourself looking for answers after your child has been injured due to neglect contact an attorney. The attornies at KFB Law are ready to help answer your questions and can let you know if. you have a case.
Educational Advocate for IEP’s
One of the biggest challenges I see for special needs families like mines comes from fighting for quality education for your child. I’ve often shared the phrase – ‘if you met one person with Autism, you’ve met one person with Autism’. No two people with Autism are the same but for some reason schools offer the same solutions for all kids. If you’re faced with challenges getting your school or the district to meet your child’s educational needs, I highly recommend getting an attorney who’s well versed in special education law.
Everyone should create a living will or advance directive. It helps with your health care wishes in the event you are unable to do so on your own. My husband and I wanted to. make sure we set one up so our children wouldn’t be forced to make difficult decisions especially if it meant long term full time care.
Power Of Attorney
As parents of a special needs child, we know he’ll need one when he becomes an adult. With his delays, he won’t able to make medical or financial decisions for himself. A part of our plan for his life after we are gone is to make sure he’ll be taken care of and provided with the best quality of life possible without having to be too much of a burden.
Special Needs Trust
Caring for a special needs child is very expensive, and often times families get very little help because of income limits and assets. It’s unfortunate because sometimes insurance doesn’t cover much-needed services and parents must pay out of pocket. A Special Needs Trust can help you prepare for your child’s financial security when they are older and still allow them to collect benefits such as Medicaid, SSI, SNAP Benefits, and Food Stamps. Organizations like the Special Needs Alliance can help with setting up trusts and offer legal advice on a range of topics specific to special needs families.