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"Here Comes the Sun" is the Newsletter from Russo Law Group, P.C. specifically for the Special Needs Community. For more information on any of the articles you read here, please do not hesitate to contact us!



Key Factors to Consider When Creating a Special Needs Trust

Every trust is comprised of an agreement between two people – a grantor who is donating funds to the trust, and a trustee who manages the donated funds as outlined by the grantor in the trust document. The funds in a trust are typically used to assist the trust beneficiary.

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Which Type of Guardianship is Appropriate for My Situation?

In New York, there are only two guardianship proceedings for adults, namely Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (SCPA) Article 17-A guardianship, and Mental Hygiene Law (MHL) Article 81 guardianship.


Government's Duty to Accommodate People with Disabilities in Natural Disasters

Every major natural disaster disproportionately harms society’s most vulnerable populations.  Courts have ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires emergency preparedness.

Who May Open an ABLE Account?

ABLE accounts are a great new savings tool for individuals with disabilities, but not all people with disabilities are eligible to open these accounts. 

5 Considerations in Choosing a Special Needs Trustee

Choosing the right person to serve as trustee of a special needs trust is one of the most important and difficult issues in creating the trust.  Here are five considerations to help in the choice of who should serve.

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In Many Localities, Parents Must Pay When Their Children With Disabilities End Up in Jail

Unexpected expenses are a regular fact of life for many parents of children with disabilities, but for parents with children entangled in juvenile jail systems, the additional costs can be exorbitant.

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