Planning for Living
William King Self, Jr., a Member of the Memphis law firm Apperson Crump, PLC, is designated an Elder Law Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.
Elder Care Law
Mr. Self's elder care law practice focuses on satisfying his clients’ “life planning” needs, working with clients and their families to help his elder clients live full and secure lives. He provides extensive estate planning counseling, including preparation of Wills, Living Trusts, and Irrevocable Trusts, as well as powers of attorney and advanced directives for health care. Medicaid eligibility planning may be appropriate if nursing home or home-based nursing care is likely to be needed in the future. Those interested in discussing appropriate planning options should call his office to set up an appointment.
Special Needs Planning
Special Needs Planning, often using revocable or irrevocable special needs trusts, is another important part of King’s practice. He can assist you with planning and establishing an appropriate trust for your unique situation. There are several kinds of special needs trusts, each serving the primary purpose of providing for the supplemental needs of disabled persons without disqualifying them from public benefits like Medicaid. A family member of a loved one with a disability can establish a “third party” special needs trust funded now or at the family member’s death through a bequest or life insurance. A “first party” special needs trust protects assets received from tort lawsuits or inheritances. King assists tort victims and their attorneys retain public benefits including SSI and Medicaid while protecting assets for the disabled person in a special needs trust. Find out more about how a special needs trust might help.
Serving Memphis, west Tennessee and northern Mississippi
With offices in Memphis, TN, we work with clients throughout west Tennessee and northern Mississippi. If you or a family member has a situation where we might be of assistance, please contact us to schedule a personal, confidential conference.