Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2010
The United States Air Force has selected Frank R. Acuña, Managing Partner of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP's Northern California Business and Real Estate Group, to provide special needs estate planning services to Travis Air Force Base service members and their families. This pilot program is designed to maximize public assistance benefits for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.
Special needs trusts and related documents are critical to preserving Social Security Disability payments and Medicaid/MediCal benefits for children and adults who will be unable to support themselves because of birth defects and other disabilities. Properly structured, a special needs trust will provide lifetime assistance to a child or adult, while preserving all available public assistance benefits.
Jaye Hurt, of the Travis Air Force Base Airman Family Readiness Center, will coordinate the program which provides expert special needs planning services on base, where they can be used most easily by airman and their families. These service are an adjunct to the legal services provided by the Air Force Judge Advocate General's office.
Frank R. Acuña is the managing partner of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP's Northern California Business & Real Estate Group. He is admitted to practice in California and in New York and is a graduate of the U.C.L.A School of Law (J.D.1985) and Loyola Marymount University (B.A. 1977). Mr. Acuña is a nationally recognized speaker on special needs planning and has presented seminars to a wide variety of tax professionals, elder care professionals, mental illness advocacy groups, and the public. Mr. Acuña and the Northern California Business and Real Estate Group may be reached at (925) 906-1880 and toll free at (866) 906-1880, or at frank(dot)acuna(at)kts-law(dot)com.
Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP is a full service law firm which represents individuals as well as business and real estate owners, managers, and lenders throughout California. The firm has offices in Walnut Creek, Elk Grove, San Diego, Los Angeles, Irvine, and the Inland Empire. The firm’s statewide attorneys can be reached at (800) 525-1690 or through its website: http://www.kts-law.com