At PMC Law Firm, our team of experienced lawyers is familiar with the many challenges that parents of children with special needs have to overcome. One of the most difficult transitions for these parents is when their special needs child becomes an adult. Although the demands of the parent remain the same, the rules for decision making change when a special needs child reaches the age of 18. When a person turns 18, they are presumed to be a competent adult, capable of making decisions regarding their health and well-being. While some people with disabilities can make these decisions for themselves, others still need assistance with various aspects of day-to-day life.
If you have concerns about whether your special needs child is capable of handling all of the responsibilities that come with adulthood, then you should take a look at Transitions: Legal Issues for Parents and Caregivers of Special Needs Children Transitioning to Adulthood.This helpful guide from the South Carolina Bar provides valuable insight and discusses possible solutions to this dilemma that are least restrictive to special needs children who will soon be legal adults.
Transitions covers the following topics in-depth:
- Guardianships & Conservatorships
- Alternatives to Guardianships & Conservatorships
- Guardian Duties
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Health Care Power of Attorney
- Representative Payee
- Adult Health Care Consent Act
Consult with Our Special Needs Planning Attorneys
Our compassionate lawyers at PMC Law Firm are here to use our extensive resources and knowledge of the law to help clients navigate this complicated transition and ensure their loved ones’ best interests are protected. Whether you need advice about conservatorships and guardianships or want to discuss estate planning options to get the most out of disability benefits, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our firm to get answers to your important legal questions.
To schedule a consultation with PMC Law Firm, please give us a call today at (800) 914-0620. We will gladly take the time to become familiar with your unique circumstances.