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What is a trustee? | Kristen Behrens

What is the difference between a settlement trust and a special needs trust? | Kristen Behrens

Disability Planning/ Should I create a settlement trust or a special needs? | Kristen Behrens

Where can I provide funds to put into a special needs trust? | Stewart Cohen

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What is the difference between guardianship and power of attorney? | Ethan Ordog

What should parents consider in retaining an attorney to help with planning for a special needs child? | Ethan Ordog

What is a “Representative Payee”? | Kristen Behrens

What is a “Formulary?” | Monica Kondrad

In the event of an accident or incident causing serious injuries or disabilities how do I respond to investigations by insurance companies? | Stewart Cohen

What are other issues that may affect my legal rights?

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If I live in Pennsylvania or New Jersey but the injury occurs somewhere else, where are my rights affected? | Stewart Cohen

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If I bring a claim will it interfere with benefits or insurance coverage that is in place? Will the doctors stop treating my child? | Stewart Cohen

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How do I find an experienced lawyer to represent a disabled person or family? | Stewart Cohen

What are the reasons why I should not investigate these issues? | Stewart Cohen

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Is it important to act properly to investigate the cause of a disability? | Steward Cohen

What are the main reasons for a possible lawsuit? | Stewart Cohen

What is a “plan of care” or “medical summary” and why should I have one? | Monica Kondrad

What is a Care Coordinator and how can that he or she help a family with a child with special health care needs? | Monica Kondrad

If I am disabled or have a child that is disabled, why should I consult an attorney? | Stewart Cohen

How does the team of professionals coordinate to assist a disabled person and their family, and what is the role of the attorney in that team? | Stewart Cohen

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