Probate Power program designed to help people with disabilities manage legal affairs

The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) has launched a new program aiming to empower people with disabilities to manage their own affairs.

The Probate Power program will work with families who need assistance in setting up special needs trusts, handling legal services and even preparing wills.

“One thing they may have to think about is if their child, or their disabled adult child, if he doesn’t have capacity to make his or her own decisions, they may need to think about a guardianship,” managing attorney Chris Brock told Nicole Brady on this week’s Politics Unplugged.

Brock went on to describe how a mother recently called him to set up a guardianship because doctors would not perform a surgery her son needed unless one was in place.

Brock also says a special needs trust can help protect a person’s eligibility for services like Medicaid while protecting their assets.

You can visit the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition’s web page to learn more about the program or call 720-279-8233.

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