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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spread The Word To End The Word

Spread The Word To End The Word

Community Leaders from Best Buddies and the Special Olympics have combined to create a campaign to end the use of the word “retard”. March 7, 2012 marked the day to stop using the r-word in any form of speech including medical terminology.

The website, www.r-word.org, describes how the terms “medical retardation” and “mental retardation” began as medical terminology with specific clinical connotation but those words have shifted into every day conversation with a hurtful meaning. Using the r-word to individuals with disabilities or their families and friends has lasting effects.

The efforts of the campaign have made some incredible progress. The American Medical Association has announced that they recommend “editorial revisions” to certain medical documents by deleting the term “mentally retarded” and inserting “individuals with intellectual disabilities”. Even though the revisions have to be approved, it is still a positive step toward erasing the r-word from our vocabulary.

For more information including articles and videos or if you would like to make the pledge to stop using the r-word visit the organization’s website at: www.r-word.com.

This blog entry serves as educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.


Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Misappropriating Trust Funds

There are serious consequences if a trustee misappropriates trust funds.

An example of this recently occurred in Port St. Lucie, Florida. John Morgan was arrested on a grand theft charge for reportedly stealing more than $40,000 from his adult daughter’s special needs trust fund. His daughter, Sandra Morgan, who suffers from cerebral palsy and lives in a group home, was awarded $65,000 from a settlement due to a wheel chair accident that resulted in injury. Reports indicate that Morgan spent the money on personal items such as bills and purchasing a new car. Police said Morgan spent a total of $40,966.56 of his daughter’s money for his personal benefit.

For full story link here.

This blog entry serves as educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Do I Have An Estate Plan?

Did you know that every single person has an estate plan!

The State creates an Estate plan for you. Below is outlined what the State creates for every one:

  • If you are married and have one child, 1/2 to your spouse and 1/2 to your child.
  • If you have more than one child, 1/3 to your spouse, and 2/3 to your children equally.
  • If you are not married but have children, equally to your children.

This plan is not ideal for every individual because many families today are blended, including second marriages or children from past relationships. If an individual uses just the estate plan the State executes then assets may not be divided properly within the blended families. This is why an estate plan tailored to the individual is essential!

This blog entry serves as educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

 

 




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