Imagine if the Details of Your Will Became a Public Record

With today’s technology and without the creation of a proper trust, probated wills have become public records and may even be accessed online. Some examples are: Paul Revere left all his household furniture to an unmarried daughter. Daniel Webster willed his grandson...

Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Passes Hurdle in Senate

Federal legislation called The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act is struggling to make its way through congress, but has passed a significant hurdle on its way to possible passage. On June 24, 2015, the proposed law cleared the Senate Finance Committee and will now go...

Things to do before your special needs child turns 18

It’s not until their child is in early adolescence that most families suddenly realize services and programs relied on for the care of their son or daughter will soon disappear and be replaced by radically different benefits. For some benefits, this transition...

ABLE Accounts – Advantages and Disadvantages

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, a new federal law passed this year, gives some people with disabilities or their families the ability to establish tax-free savings accounts that will not affect the ability to qualify for, or maintain, government...

Housing Options for Adults with Special Needs

Fifty years ago, most people with even moderate special needs were institutionalized throughout their adult lives. Now, thanks in part to societal changes and decades of litigation, most people with special needs, including those with very severe special needs, live...

Grand Opening Pictures!

Thank you all for coming to our October 2, 2014 Grand Opening, and for your support as we settle into our new Downtown Modesto digs! It was nice to see the new and familiar faces share this special occasion with us. As you can see from the pictures, we all had a...