The next information session for the Discounted Supplemental Needs Planning Program (DSNP) will take place Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 9:30-11:30am at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods Rd, Lincolnshire. This is an in-depth presentation that discusses estate planning for families with children with special needs. The program is free and limited to 12 families. For more information click here.
The DSNP program is offered by Rivkin & Rivkin (a law firm specializing in estate planning and special needs planning). will offer low-cost legal planning for a limited number of eligible families that qualify for the services. The planning services can include special needs trusts, simple wills, and power of attorney documents.
To participate in DSNP, the families need to be Illinois residents, have relatively modest assets, have not yet done estate or supplemental needs planning, and believe that the actual cost of such legal services would be a significant burden to their family. Each candidate family will need to attend an education session and, if they opt to participate, complete materials online.
“We know that there are many parents in the area who face the many challenges of raising a child with special needs. One of those challenges is obtaining a simple, but high-quality, estate plan that provides for their family – including protecting public benefits eligibility for a child who currently, or might one day, qualify for such benefits. Our firm is committed to improving the quality and affordability of this planning, and we are excited about the opportunity to assist some of these families through our DNSP program.” -according to Denise Kaplan of Rivkin & Rivkin, LLC.