On Thursday, September 24, NAMI Sussex will host a free online webinar provided by the law firm Hinkle, Prior & Fischer on the topic of “Estate Planning and Special Needs Trusts.”  An attorney from the firm will discuss the documents necessary to ensure that a loved one with a mental health or cognitive disability can remain financially protected when parents or guardians pass away.  Done properly, a Special Needs Trust can provide for the loved one’s needs without jeopardizing his or her eligibility for crucial benefits such as SSI, SSDI and Medicaid. 

The one-hour webinar will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will utilize Zoom as its online platform.  An opportunity for questions and answers will be provided.   Use the following link to register: 


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Attorneys at Hinkle, Prior & Fischer, P.C., have over 70 years of combined experience providing specialized legal services to families of children and adults with a wide range of disabilities, and seniors.  The firm has argued many of the precedent setting cases affecting individuals with disabilities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

NAMI Sussex is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, providing support, education, and advocacy on behalf of individuals and families affected by mental illness.  For more information about the free programs and support groups the organization provides in the Sussex County area, visit www.nami-sussex-nj.org, call 973-214-0632, or email nami.sussex@gmail.com.