Questions About Self-Settled SNTs

Listener’s Questions About Self-Settled SNTs

A month ago, a podcast listener asked us a series of detailed questions about self-settled SNTs (special needs trusts). We tackle the questions in this episode. Actually, the listener’s questions didn’t specify whether their questions were about self-settled special needs trusts or third-party trusts. And the answers differ quite a bit depending on which trust…

Spendthrift trust provisions

Spendthrift Trust Provisions

When should your trust include spendthrift trust provisions? Are they only for spendthrifts, or only for “special needs” beneficiaries? In this podcast episode, Tucson elder law attorneys Robert B. Fleming and Elizabeth Noble Rollings Friman discuss limitations on trust distributions. Bottom line: spendthrift trust provisions are useful for all sorts of trust beneficiaries. They are…

Your special needs planning

Your Special Needs Planning

When do you need to do your special needs planning? Do you have a child who receives Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) or Medicaid benefits? If so, you need to get working on your special needs planning. Is there someone in your family (a grandchild, a niece or nephew) receiving such benefits? You need to think…

ABLE Act in Arizona

The ABLE Act in Arizona

Now that the ABLE Act in Arizona is a little more than a year old, it might be a good time to review the rules, when it makes sense to open an ABLE Act account and what limitations you might face. Our podcast episode this week also deals with ABLE Act accounts. Between our two…