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Special Needs Trust, Conservatorship, Guardianship

Erlanger Health System Health Law Partnership: provides an attorney in the medical setting to help families deal with legal and ethical issues that effect the health of the patient. The program was founded to provide legal services for low-income Erlanger patients.

Cumberland Trust
600 Republic Centre  633 Chestnut Street  Chattanooga, TN 37450  (423) 664-9746 phone
Cumberland Trust is an independent trust company that allows clients to retain their own investment advisers. We have provided professional, comprehensive trust and estate administration services for more than a decade and have been named executor and/or trustee by many families searching for an alternative to naming a family member

Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey
Address: 105 North Pentz Street|Dalton|GA|30720|US    Phone Number:: (706) 428-0888
Email Address: dmcguffey@mcguffey.net  
Services Provided: David L. McGuffey is in private practice with the Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey, LLC, located in Dalton, Georgia. David limits his practice to Elder Law. This means he helps individuals who are elders or who have special needs, as well as their caregivers. Much of David’s practice is devoted to helping individuals with chronic health conditions find, get and pay for good long-term care.
David is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, a group of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law.  Practice Areas Include:
– Medicaid Planning. Get assistance with Medicaid eligibility and with the Medicaid application process.
– Family Wealth Planning. Family wealth planning doesn’t just happen. The Elder law Practice can help you put together an estate plan that protects your loved ones and those they care about.
– Special needs protection. Protect disabled loved ones and get informed advice on these important estate planning issues.
– Guardianships/Conservatorships. Getting court assistance in making decisions for and caring for loved ones who cannot care for themselves.
– Wills. Prepare a Will or other document to outline your wishes regarding where your property goes after you pass away.
– Trust preparation and administration. Create a Trust customized to address all of your family’s unique needs, take into account the Medicaid trust rules and receive guidance when a family member passes away.
– Estate planning. Receive consultation and planning to ensure that your estate is distributed according to your wishes.
– Asset protection. Receive guidance on protecting your legacy.
– Retirement planning. Working in consultation with your financial advisor, we can help you ensure that your tax-deferred accounts are properly structured to give your family the greatest tax advantages possible.
– Probate assistance. Get the assistance you need when someone with or without a will passes away.

Georgia Legal Services Program
Providing civil legal services to Georgians with low incomes in 154 counties, all of Georgia outside the five county metro Atlanta area.  Law firm handles civil , non criminal cases.

Pierce Attorney at Law
Contact: Martin Pierce  4513 Hixson Pike, Suite 109  Hixson, TN 37343  423-698-4303
Estate Planning:
–   Wills
–   Trusts: Insurance Trusts (ILITs), Revocable (Living) Trusts,and Asset Protection Trusts
–   Advance Directives (Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives)
–   Irrevocable Trusts
–   Asset Protection Planning
–   Family Business Planning and Multi-Generational Planning
–   Business and Succession Planning
–   Beneficiary Designations
–   Gifting Programs
–   Charitable Planning
–   Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
–   Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs) & FLLCs
–   Related Real Estate matters

Elder Law:

–  Medicaid Planning
–  VA Planning
–  Special & Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNTs), Qualified Income Trusts (QITs) & Miller Trusts
–  Incapacity Planning
–  Conservatorships
–  Guardianships
–  Long-term Care Planning
–  Related Real Estate matters

Estate & Trust Administration/Probate:

–  Decedents’ Estates, Fiduciary Law, Administration of, Funding of , Distributions from, and Taxation of Estates and Trusts 

Wills, Trusts, Elder Law, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Planned Giving, Asset Protection, Wealth Preservation, COBRA, Financial Planning and related Law Practice, Business, Tax, and Related Services.

Maurer & Gardner: firm that specializes in special needs trusts and conservatorships.

Special Education Law

William Allen, Attorney At Law
Special Education Law Services

  • Consultation: Legal Assessment & Guidance
  • Representation at IEP Meetings
  • Representations through Negotiations in Mediation
  • Representation in due process hearing
  • Federal Litigation
  • Representation in Discipline, Suspension, Expulsion, Truancy, Manifestation Hearings

Legal Advocacy

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT)
9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite A-220  Knoxville, TN  37923  Phone: 865.670.2944
1.800.342.1660 Advocacy Assistance Unit 
Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) advocates for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure that they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of our society.

Georgia Advocacy Office
150 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue  Suite 430  Decatur, Georgia 30030  Phone: 404-885-1234  800-537-2329  (voice or TDD)  404-378-0031 (FAX)  info@thegao.org  
Independent, Federally-Mandated Protection and Advocacy System for People with Disabilities in GA

Georgia Legal Services Program
Contact: Katherine Bennett  Atlanta Central Office  104 Marietta Street, Suite 250 Atlanta, Georgia 30303  (404) 206-5175 or  1-800-498-9469  The mission of Georgia Legal Services Program® is to provide access to justice and opportunities out of poverty for low-income Georgians.

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