By Teresa Bowman | Published October 4, 2017 | |
October is Special Needs Law month. Special needs law is a complex area of the law and requires legal advice from an experienced practitioner. If you have a child, or adult family member with special needs, knowing what benefits and services are available to them, and how to protect those benefits as they age, is Read MoreRead More
My Special Needs Child is Turning 18 – How Do I Prepare? It is a milestone in every parent’s life when a child turns 18. The child is now an adult, and while many responsibilities now shift from the parent to the child, parents still want to be involved in helping their young adult make Read MoreRead More
Special Needs Community and Their Advocates Win Again As a proud member of The Special Needs Alliance I follow closely the changes that affect my special needs clients. One of the most satisfying changes to see was the one shared this month in the Alliance Newsletter, The Voice. This change in the law, correcting an Read MoreRead More
Disability Assistance Programs for All Ages Part 1 An elder law attorney serves as an excellent guide for clients over 65 who may need government disability assistance for their care. However, there are others who are also in need of the expertise elder law attorneys bring to the table. Over 37 million Americans are classified Read MoreRead More
Special Needs Trusts and Eligibility for Benefit Programs “About one in every five people in the United States has a disability.” – Surgeon General (MedlinePlus, Disabilities) Some children are born with a disability. Others become sick or have an accident while young that results in a disability. Children who are intellectually and/or developmentally challenged have Read MoreRead More
What is a Special Needs Trust? A Special Needs Trust is a very beneficial tool (or vehicle, we might say) that can dramatically improve the quality of life for someone who receives one or more public benefit programs like Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A Special Needs Trust is a very specific kind of Read MoreRead More
October is Special Needs Law Month The National Association of Elder law Attorney’s (NAELA) has been celebrating “Special Needs Law Month” this October. Across the country, my fellow NAELA members have been hosting special living will days, public seminars, Special Needs Law clinics, and other activities designed to educate the public. Special events are important, Read MoreRead More
"The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) – the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of elder law, has announced that Teresa K. Bowman, Esq., of Sarasota has successfully completed its examination leading to such certification."
"I am pleased to announce that I have joined the firm of McLin Burnsed, based in Leesburg and in The Villages Community, as an attorney of counsel. McLin Burnsed has maintained a presence in the Leesburg and Villages area for over 45 years and are expanding their practice to include Elder Law."