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Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Passes

By December 8, 2016December 21st, 2017Uncategorized

Special Needs Fairness Act

Yesterday, the Senate passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act. After the President’s signature, individuals with disabilities, who have capacity, can create their own (D)(4)(A) special needs trusts. This ends the false presumption in American law that all individuals with disabilities lack the mental capacity to handle their own affairs. No longer will individuals in need of a special needs trust, but without parents or grandparents, face undue legal difficulties.





Matthew J. Leonard, Esq. has devoted his practice to handling the legal needs of individuals and their business interests through all stages of life. As an attorney with the law firm of Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc., he has been engaged to handle matters from basic to sophisticated involving Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Probate, Trust and Estate Administration, Real Estate, Business Transactions, Business Creation and related litigation.