The Supreme Court of Ohio suspends an attorney for two years for
preparing estate planning documents for clients solicited by a company
that uses direct-mailings to market estate planning services in Ohio
and other states. Ohio State Bar Assn. v. Jackel (2008-Ohio-1981, May 1, 2008).
A male resident at the Kildegaarden nursing home in Denmark recently
made an indecent sexual proposal to a member of the staff. In a U.S.
nursing home, this behavior would have been ignored or rebuked. But at
Kildegaarden, the response of the facility's director, Inger Marie
Kristensen, was to tell a nurse to telephone for a prostitute.
This article examines the unique planning
requirements of families with children, grandchildren or other family
members (such as parents) with special needs. There are many
misconceptions in this area that result in costly mistakes in planning
for these special needs beneficiaries. It is therefore incumbent upon us - the client's advisors - to ensure that clients understand all of