Articles &

Members of Spain, Spain & Varnet P.C. have either written or been quoted in numerous articles related to estate planning. Richard Spain has written articles in several journals, including one published in The Practical Lawyer titled “Estate Planning for a Disabled Beneficiary.” Theresa Varnet has also written several articles for journals and magazines, including a column that was regularly published in Exceptional Parent magazine. Listed below are links to several recent articles in which firm members have been quoted.

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Information on Home Control Manual

Theresa Varnet and Richard Spain have written a manual on home control and home ownership for persons with disabilities to provide individuals and families with information to assist them in their effort to secure control over where the family member with a disability will live and with whom they will live.  The manual provides information about government benefits, trusts, estate planning, and financing strategies for obtaining and keeping a home.  The information presented is necessarily general in nature; there is no one set path to be charted.  Nonetheless, considerations will be explored and some solutions will be offered.  While each situation is as unique as the individual involved, it is prudent to explore all options, including those which may not necessarily seem to be applicable to persons with disabilities.

Home Control Update September 2016 – Download Article