Individuals who become disabled as a result of an accident may receive a monetary award as part of a legal settlement of the case. If this happens, it is important that the individual, prior to finalizing the settlement, speak with a special needs attorney to determine the best way for the settlement to be paid.

Gov. Corzine signed new legislation this week, known as “Ronnie’s Law,” that requires fiduciaries (such as executors, testamentary guardians and testamentary trustees) of estates of developmentally disabled individuals to post bonds in Superior Court. The statute is the Legislature’s response to the theft of $814,000 by a disbarred Audubon Heights attorney from an

There are two types of special needs trusts – one designed to hold assets gifted or bequeathed to a person with special needs from a third party (a “Third-Party Special Needs Trust”), and one designed to hold assets that are already deemed to be owned by that person with special needs (a “First-Party Special Needs

While having a properly constructed estate plan from a legal perspective is critical in protecting a child with special needs, it is equally important for the parents of a child with special needs to make every effort for a seamless transition following a parent’s death for the caregivers of a child.

Towards that end, a