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Special Needs Planning is a complex and emotional process.

Our team of special needs planning attorneys and social workers have the expertise and the sensitivity that is essential to helping families understand and plan for the future. We help clients and their loved ones who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), social security, Medicaid, Medicare, housing options and services through Community Mental Health and other agencies. As they will help you understand, there is much more to planning than simply creating a special needs trust.

We can also assist with questions regarding guardianships, when they are needed and when alternatives are available.

To read more about special needs planning, check out our blogsite:

To Read More On Special Needs, Check Out These Articles:

9 Things you need to know about ABLE accounts

Our Updated ABLE Brochure

May 11, 2017 | Christopher Smith

Are you wondering if an ABLE Account is right for you or for a loved one? Our attorneys have spent countless hours studying the ABLE Act and looking at ABLE programs acro ...
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10 Costly Special Needs Planning Mistakes

June 6, 2016 | Chalgian & Tripp

In this free download, 10 Special Needs Planning Mistakes to Avoid, you will find the key costly mistakes you can make when planning for a loved one with special needs an ...

And These Blog Posts About Special Needs:

Chalgian and Tripp is pleased to announce that Attorney Chris Smith has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Special Needs Alliance. The SNA is a national organization of lawyers committed to helping individuals with special needs and their...

Setting Up A GoFundMe Campaign While Preserving Benefits

By Christopher Smith on Nov 10, 2017

The Detroit News and other news organizations are reporting a tragic story about a woman who was sexually assaulted and had a child. Friends and family started a GoFundMe campaign to support her and her child and raised over $100,000. ...

Amy Rombyer Tripp keeps client files filled with details few lawyers would ever think to ask: favorite food, laundry detergent, brand of shampoo.

Not every file inside Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices PLLC includes such personal data. But for clients without a living family — widows, orphaned, never-married — she wants to know the best way to care for someone once they no longer can care for themselves.

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Attend These Special Needs Events

Feb 27

MSUFCU Seminar: Special Needs Planning

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MSUFCU Farm Lane Branch
4825 Mt Hope Rd
East Lansing MI 48823
Presenter: Amy R. Tripp, JD

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