Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier informs readers that incorrect language and documents in estate planning documents for those with special needs is a specialized niche market that requires specialized legal expertise.
DECATUR, GA, October 9, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “The Importance Of Correct Estate Planning For Those With Special Needs,” in which Ms. Collier encourages readers to review their current plans.
Collier writes, “If you have a loved one who has a disability either from birth or acquired during his or her lifetime, and you want to provide for your loved one’s continued care after your death, it is imperative that you have the correct legal documents and the correct legal language to ensure proper care.” She adds, “This is a great time to review whatever legal documents you currently have in place, since certain laws may have changed since you had your documents drawn up.”
According to Collier, “Special needs planning is a specialized legal niche with its own language and documentation that is very different from regular estate planning.” “Likewise,” she says, “there are so many different varieties of special needs. For instance, perhaps your loved one was born with disabilities such as autism or Down’s Syndrome. Or perhaps your loved one became disabled as the result of a tragic accident or illness.” In addition Collier states, “There are also different levels of functioning among the disabled. Some may be high functioning, while others are not.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/blog/the-importance-of-correct-estate-planning-for-those-with-special-needs/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice and financial services practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.