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Attorney Kim Martin was the FLS Breakfast Speaker for November


By Charles E. Bailey

The DBA Family Law Section welcomed Kim C. Martin, Esq., as its guest speaker at the section’s monthly breakfast on November 5. Kim is an attorney at Nadler Biernath, LLC and specializes in estate planning for families that have family members with special needs.

fls-breakfast-nov-0981Kim stated that it is essential that family law practitioners know how to properly structure financial support for a child with special needs in order to protect the child’s eligibility for Medicaid and other benefits and services – both during and after the child’s minority. An attorney’s failure to properly advise parties in such matters can be financially ruinous to the family. Kim’s presentation was substance-filled and included such topics as being able identify when a special needs trust is appropriate; knowing what kind of special needs trust(s) should be considered (e.g. ‘third-party’ trusts and/or ‘first-party (d)(4)(A)’ trusts); and understanding how such trusts can (and cannot!) be funded. She also provided practical but invaluable practice and negotiating tips.

The Family Law Section is grateful for Ms. Martin’s willingness to share her time and expertise with us. We look forward to partnering with her in the future to continue educating family law practitioners about the divorce, support and estate planning needs of families with children with special needs.

The Family Law Section Breakfast is held on the first Tuesday of each month, 7:30-9 am at the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur, 101 E. Court Square. Join us for for a delicious buffet breakfast and a changing lineup of guest speakers who provide insights and new information about family law.

Our guest speaker for the January 5 breakfast is TBA. To RSVP click here.

For more information . . .
If you practice family law in DeKalb County we encourage you to visit the Family Law Section page on the DeKalb Bar website where you will find valuable information regarding each DeKalb County judge’s preferences for a variety of calendar and procedural issues.

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