New Seminar on Planning for Parents of Children With Disabilities
Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 28, 2012 - The Begley Law Group is hosting a free seminar open to the public in which the issues of planning for a child with disabilities will be discussed. Begley Law Group attorney Ethan Ordog will give a presentation on topics such as guardianship and special needs trusts.
"One of the most pressing issues the parent of a child with disabilities will face is how to approach estate planning, guardianship and special needs trust issues in order to prepare for the child's safe and secure future," stated New Jersey estate planning attorney Thomas Begley. "We are pleased to be able to open up the discussion to the public, and hopefully can assist in answering some of their questions about how the process works and what issues they may face going forward."
The seminar, "Planning for Parents of Children With Disabilities," will be presented on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m., at the Begley Law Group offices. They are located at
509 S. Lenola Road, Bldg. #7, Moorestown, NJ. The public is welcome, as are questions about estate planning for children with disabilities. To save a spot, interested individuals are asked to call (856) 235-8501.
There are a number of options to help protect and care for children with disabilities. A guardianship is a protective arrangement which is established by the court system in order to protect an incapacitated individual or a minor child. Begley Law Group, PC has extensive experience establishing guardianships for incapacitated adults and for developmentally disabled individuals. A special needs trust is put into place to protect public benefits for the future care of a disabled child. There are additional estate planning tools which can be utilized to best secure a child's future.
Attorney Ordog specializes his law practice in Guardianship, Estate and Trust Administration and Estate and Trust Litigation. Mr. Ordog is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, American Bar Association and the bar associations of Burlington and Camden counties, and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Learn more at http://www.begleylawyer.com/
Begley Law Group, P.C.
509 S. Lenola Road, Building 7
Moorestown, NJ 08057
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