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Children With Special Needs Deserve a Strong Legal Advocate on Their Side

Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2011 - New Jersey special needs planning attorney Thomas D. Begley, III appeared “Talk Philly” on July 13 to discuss "Planning for a Child with Special Needs". The show on KYW-TV CBS 3 reminded viewers that every special needs child is an individual with their own set of personal, medical and financial concerns.

Begley is an expert special needs lawyer with decades of experience helping individuals and families throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey at Begley Law Group, P.C. During the “Talk Philly” show, he discussed how a disabled child’s needs can vary over time as the child reaches 18 years old. Protective arrangements or guardianship rights can be established at this time to ensure a child’s financial, medical, and personal affairs can still be guided by the parents even if the child is considered an “adult”.

A big part of proper special needs planning involves tapping into government benefits that can greatly benefit the child. From Supplemental Social Security Income to Medicaid, having a qualified special needs attorney review the child and family’s finances for these benefits can equal a lot of savings. Medicaid, for example, can help pay for a disabled child’s medical bills, housing, and rehabilitative services.

It is equally important to go over financial resources for a child with special needs and set up the correct special needs trust. “You don’t want to just fill in the blanks or set up a trust without a legal advocate on your side,” said Begley. “Improper planning can cut off government benefits and do more harm than anything.”

Begley Law Group is well versed in Support Trusts and the most frequently used Supplemental Needs Trust. “We will give you solid advice to set up a trust fund that will supplement your child’s government benefits, so that they can still do fun things in their life such as go to summer camp or buy a flat-screen TV.”

The premier law firm is a recipient of the New Jersey SuperLawyers award and is known for championing their clients’ rights. Begley is an author and frequent lecturer on the topics of special needs planning, estate planning, and trust administration.

To watch the video, visitor to learn more, go to http://www.begleylawyer.com/videos/ or call 800-533-7227.

To learn more or to contact a New Jersey special needs planning attorney, New Jersey estate planning lawyer, or New Jersey Medicaid planning lawyer, call 1.800.533.7227 or visit http://www.begleylawyer.com.

Begley Law Group
509 S. Lenola Road, Building 7
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Tel: 800.533.7227

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