Welcome to the Q&A portion of our website, here Mark Biernath responds to issues and questions raised from parents, caregivers, individuals with special needs, advocates, and other professionals.
How do I Choose a Trustee for a Special Needs Trust?
Attorney Mark Biernath discusses some of the factors that should be considered when selecting trustees and successor trustees of a special needs trust.
Judge Kelley S. Powell, Henry County Probate Court
Judge Kelley speaks to a group of parents about guardianship in Henry County. (Excerpts from her presentation at the Henry County Transition Conference 2009)
Should I have a Revocable Living Trust?
Mark Biernath discusses the benefits of a revocable living trust.
Room and Board and SSI
Attorney Mark Biernath discusses the one-third reduction in SSI benefit if someone provides shelter costs to a SSI recipient.
Uniform Transfers to Minor's Act Accounts and SSI
Mark Biernath discusses the impact of a Uniform Transfers to Minor's Act Account (UTMA) on Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Police interaction with individual with Autism
Mark Biernath discusses some concerns about an individual with a developmental disability and behavior problems and potential adverse interactions with police and the criminal justice system.