Social Enterprise Addresses Needs and Legal Concerns of the Disability Community

Submitted by Jose Torres-Vega on January 4, 2017 - 7:45pm

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             CONTACT: Julie Reiskin 303-667-4216 or jreiskin@ccdconline.org

 

COLORADO CROSS-DISABILITY COALITION LAUNCHES NEW PROBATE POWER LAW PROGRAM

 

Social Enterprise Addresses Needs and Legal Concerns of the Disability Community

 

DENVER (January 3, 2017) – The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), the premiere organization in Colorado for advocating for disability rights, announced today that it has launched its new Probate Power Law Program.

Probate Power will focus exclusively on the disabled community and will work with individuals and families who need assistance in setting up guardianships, special needs trusts, simple wills, and similar legal services.

The Program will begin January 10th and will be overseen by managing attorney, Chris Brock.

“The goal of Probate Power, first and foremost, is to always make sure our clients know they have a voice,” Brock said. “Having a legal team that knows the questions to ask, the nuances, and how the system works – specific to the disabled community – is crucial.

“For example,” Brock added, “when a disabled person is set to receive substantial assets (such as an inheritance or an injury settlement), it is important to protect that person's eligibility for services like Medicaid through an appropriately drafted special needs trust.”

Market rate fee will be charged. The net income from Probate Power will be used to support the advocacy and training programs of CCDC all year-round.

For more information about the Probate Power Program, visit http://www.ccdconline.org or call 720-279-8233.

 

 

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About CCDC: The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) advocates for social justice for people with all types of disabilities. The CCDC is the premiere organization in Colorado for advocating for disability rights. We work with individuals, service providers, and governmental agencies to ensure that people with disabilities have equal rights and equal access. We ensure physical structures are compliant and that policies and procedures decrease barriers. We seek compliance with the ADA and help others to accomplish the same.

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