Two years after the passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, four states -- Florida, Nebraska, Ohio and Tennessee – have ABLE plans up and running, and all but [...]
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that a personal injury plaintiff is not entitled to vacate a judgment setting up a special needs trust to hold the proceeds from his settlement because [...]
A Delaware trial court refuses to overturn a jury's verdict or award a new trial in the case of a trustee convicted of stealing trust funds, finding that a reasonable jury could have found [...]
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals finds that a federal district court erred when it significantly reduced the attorneys’ fees sought by the lawyers for a woman with disabilities whose [...]
A South Carolina appeals court rules that the ex-husband of a special needs trust beneficiary was not prejudiced when, in the middle of a trial of his action to remove the trustees, the [...]
Massachusetts’ highest court rules that an interest in an irrevocable, discretionary trust with an open class of beneficiaries is not subject to equitable division in one of the [...]
For a variety of reasons, people with special needs are more likely to suffer physical, mental and financial abuse than are others. Here are some ways to prevent and recognize abuse.
Trustees of special needs trusts have many important responsibilities, but these five likely rank at the top of any trustee's list.
The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, a bill that would correct a decades-old error in federal law that prohibits people with special needs from creating their own special needs trusts, has [...]