The Law Office of Christopher A. Poulos can assist you in all types of Conservatorships. We focus our practice in assisting families in Limited Conservatorships where the person needing to be conserved has developmental disabilities. We teach families how to assist the individual with disabilities towards maximum self-reliance with assistance when necessary. We assist families when there is a Conservatorship Estate, and Accounting issues.
Many times families find themselves in disagreement with their Regional Center whether in regards to benefits that they are entitled to or in regards to housing situations. We can assist the family through the Fair Hearing/Administrative Hearing process. We can also assist the family in other Administrative Hearings or appeals such as HOP hearings, Writs, and Special Education Hearings.
Court Ordered Special Needs Trust
Along with Conservatorship Estates, sometimes an individual becomes disabled as a result of a malpractice or negligence lawsuit. If these monies are in a blocked account or in a Conservatorship Estate, we can assist you in applying to the court for a court ordered Special Needs Trust to place the blocked account or structured settlement in a Special Needs Trust so that government benefits may be available.
Families wishing to care for a child who is not their own, need assistance through the legal process. We can help families in arranging for Temporary Guardianships and Guardianships through the court.
The Law Office of Christopher A. Poulos can assist you in any type of Probate Petition from probating of an estate to various trust petitions. Our focus is to help keep the individual with disabilities eligible for any government assistance that they may be entitled to.
We can assist you in your future planning utilizing the Special Needs Trust as a primary tool for supplementing benefits, as well as providing for future housing for the person with a disability. The estate plan includes all legal documents that a family may need and is tailored to suit your family's needs, wishes, and desires.
We can assist families in obtaining settlements whenever there is an individual with a disability who was injured. Care must be taken so that the personal injury proceeds do not go into the name of the individual so as to lose eligibility for important government benefits.
If there are issues and difficulties, some legal advice may be necessary. You can also consult with us for residential independent and supported living options.
Christopher A. Poulos can assist in the planning, application process, and appeal process for Supplemental Security Income appeals.