Connecticut Disability Planning Lawyer
Addressing Current Needs & Planning for the Future
Are you responsible for caring for a family member or loved one with a disability? If you have questions about benefits and planning for the future, Disability Planning Partners can help. Our team is passionate about helping the individuals with disabilities and their families, sharing our collective knowledge and providing experienced legal counsel through all of life’s major transitions.
When you’re facing crucial financial and legal decisions that can dictate every aspect of your loved one’s life, including living arrangements, medical care, end-of-life care, and financial assets, having one of our team’s disability planning attorneys in Hartford and Connecticut on your side can bring you much-needed peace of mind. When you partner with our team, we’ll work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and address your concerns. At Disability Planning Partners, we view every client relationship as a partnership that will last through all ages and stages of a disability.
To talk to a friendly, knowledgeable professional about your disability planning needs, call us at (860) 238-0031.
The Four Dimensions of Disability Planning
Disability manifests in many forms, and at varying ages and stages of life. Generally speaking, we have found that disability exists in four dimensions. Within each dimension of disability, there are common overarching issues, questions, and concerns. In addition to the common questions, each client has specific concerns that will be fully addressed. In crafting your plan, we recognize that one size does not fit all—one size fits one.
What Are the Benefits of Disability Planning?
There are many advantages to disability planning as a way to assist those with special needs. In fact, disability planning expands and modernizes the special needs trust, which, combined with a comprehensive plan, can offer you greater peace of mind in knowing that you or your loved one will always have access to the care they need. Whether you have a child with special needs, are caring for a parent with a disability, or want to plan for the future, a Hartford disability planning lawyer from our team can help.
Can a person with dementia sign a POA?
Yes, in Connecticut a person with dementia can sign a power of attorney so long as the individual has mental capacity and clarity, even if only for a brief time. Attorneys look to make sure capacity exists by asking questions of the person with dementia to check for comprehension of the contents of the power of attorney and clarity in understanding the character and purpose of the document and the person who is being named as the agent isn’t forcing or coercing the individual with dementia.
With sound disability planning, you can:
- Provide financial security for an individual with a disability without disrupting access to state or federal benefits.
- Prepare necessary documents (Last Will and Testament, durable power of attorney, health care directives, etc.) to make sure your or your loved one’s wishes are carried out.
- Ensure you have the right insurance coverage and financial tools to provide quality care as long as it is needed.
- Create a plan for the future while you are still healthy in order to avoid future complications.
At Disability Planning Partners, we assist individuals dealing with various disabilities that fall under the four spheres of disability. Whether your loved one has an intellectual or developmental disability, or you are suffering the effects of a younger onset disease process or catastrophic injury, our team is here to help. We also offer outstanding legal assistance for those facing age-related disabilities.
Creating Entire Disability Plans for Our Clients
We work directly with you to address your current needs and avoid jeopardizing future benefits. Our team has a unique, in-depth understanding of the various laws that apply to individuals with disabilities across Connecticut and throughout the United States. We use this knowledge to help you navigate the process, providing the compassionate, personalized guidance you need. We believe that planning for a future disability is important, even if you are currently healthy. Our team can help you create an all-encompassing plan that goes beyond simply preparing paperwork for a disability trust.