Regardless of disability, every person is considered a competent adult when they turn 18.
Many people with disabilities rely on government benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.
We assist clients in Nassau and Suffolk County, NY as well as the surrounding areas.
Years of Experience
Students with special needs often have different educational needs than their typical peers.
The rate of divorce among parents of children with disabilities is extraordinarily high.
Our attorneys offer a wide variety of life-planning services for special needs individuals and their families.
Saundra M. Gumerove & Associates provides a wide range of legal services to assist individuals and families with special needs. Proper planning is absolutely essential when you have a loved one who cannot fully care for themselves. Attorney Sandy is a uniquely qualified and experienced lawyer when it comes to dealing with special needs and disability-related matters such as guardianship, estate planning, special education, and more. She helps families in the Nassau County, NY area plan for the many challenges they may face in providing care and support for their minor and adult children with disabilities. If you need an attorney to create a special needs trust, establish legal guardianship, or otherwise assist with life-planning for a loved one with special needs, contact our office today.
Learn more about our services and receive a free consultation with Attorney Sandy; call (516) 822-3397 or fill out our online contact form now.
Caring for a developmentally disabled loved one presents many challenges both during and after your lifetime. How can you ensure the care and quality of life of your child after you are gone? Many parents, grandparents, and siblings of people with developmental disabilities have fears about their loved one’s financial future. The attorneys in our office offer personalized estate planning services, preparing wills, trusts, and advanced directives, to help families with special needs feel confident that their loved one will receive the proper care and financial support when they can no longer provide it themselves.
One of the goals Sandy helps families achieve is leaving their children an inheritance without disqualifying them from receiving public benefits like SSI and Medicare. This can be done via a Special Needs Trust, also known as a Supplemental Needs Trust. This legal arrangement allows you to appoint a trustee to hold your assets and distribute them to your beneficiary according to your specific wishes. It does this without affecting your beneficiary’s eligibility to receive public benefits, which a standard cash inheritance may. Want to learn more? Please contact us today.
Saundra has been recognized countless times for her community service and achievements. She is a sought-after speaker on legal matters and special needs issues. She has participated in Continuing Legal Education programs for the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association and the Academy of Special Needs Planners. She has also presented seminars for parents of children with disabilities for Nassau-AHRC, the Developmental Disabilities Institute, and Life’s WORC, where she is an advisor to its Pooled Supplemental Needs Pooled Trust.
The information contained on this website is presented for informational and marketing purposes only and is not to be understood as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice respecting your individual needs. Saundra M.Gumerove & Associates looks forward to speaking with you about your particular needs. Please note, however, that the mere act of contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a result, you should never send any confidential information to our office until a Representation Agreement has been signed by both you and Saundra M.Gumerove & Associates.