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Elder Law & Estate Planning Center

Brian T. Treacy, LLC


The Elder Law & Estate Planning Center (located in Bluffton , South Carolina) is a full service South Carolina Estate Planning Law Firm. Elder Law & Estate Planning focuses on fundamental estate planning, Elder Law, Veterans benefits, wills & trust planning, powers of attorney, Medicaid application & qualification, long-term care planning, probate & estate administration, Medicaid crisis planning, special needs & disability planning, Aid & Attendance qualification, charitable planning, estate tax planning, and asset protection. Elder Law & Estate Planning services families and individuals throughout Bluffton, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Hardeeville, SC 

Brian T. Treacy,

Owner, Attorney

Rebekah N. Freeman,

Associate Attorney

Call Today: +1.843.757.5294

10 Pinckney Colony Road, #400, Bluffton SC, 29909               

A Special Needs Trust (SNT) is a type of trust that allows a disabled individual or chronically ill individual to receive income without hindering their eligibility for programs such as Social Security, Supplemental Social Security Income, Medicare, or Medicaid.

In the past month and a half I have noticed an increase in prospective clients wanting to know more about protecting assets for a child/beneficiary who has one or combination of the following issues: financial, medical, addiction, or spousal.

When developing an estate plan, it is paramount you understand how distributions work and what that means for your potential beneficiaries.

Death & Your Internet Self

"Everyone, regardless of age, wealth, or circumstance, should have an estate plan." 

A New Year means another list of "New Years Resolutions". One resolution that should be at the top of everyone's list is "Deal with my Estate Plan". Whether that means finally creating your plan, or updating an existing one, it does not matter.

Here is a basic idea of how to get started with this New Year's Resolution.

"Whether you are 18 or 80, estate planning is necessary for you."

New Years Resolution: Deal with Your Estate Plan

People tell themselves, "How hard can it really be to get a will?" I can print it off the internet, have it signed and notarized, and BOOM, I'm covered. Cheap, Quick, and Easy.

Cheap, quick, and easy does not always equate to "legal and binding".

Why Should I Plan for My Internet Self?

I read an amazing New York Times article by Rob Walter entitled “Cyberspace When You’re Dead”, which discussed digital assets and what happens to them after death. The article was not specifically about estate planning and digital assets, but it was full of interesting ideas and stories about humanity and technology.

A trust is a legal arrangement where a “trustee” holds legal title to property for another person, called the “beneficiary”. When you create a trust, regardless of the type of trust, you will need to appoint a separate person or institution to be the trustee.

The type of trust you create will determine if your trustee is needed now or in the future.

Benefits of Separate Share Trusts

New Law: Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

DIY Estate Planning: 

A Disaster Waiting to Happen

How to Choose a Trustee

Rebekah N. Freeman, Esq.


"Failing to plan means you are planning to fail."

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