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Helping Dubbo families of children with a disability prepare for the future

Free legal matters seminar to provide advice on issues including guardianship and disability trusts

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Helping Dubbo families of children with a disability prepare for the future
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Planning for the future is often a concern for parents and carers of children with a disability. 

Parents may be uncertain of the steps they need to take to tackle complex issues including guardianship, Power of Attorney, wills and disability trusts.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance, in conjunction with Austen Brown Boog Solicitors, is stepping in to help ensure local families caring for a child with a disability are aware of their legal rights and responsibilities around these issues.

A free parent seminar will be held in Dubbo on Wednesday 2nd April, run by Andrew Boog from Austen Brown Boog Solicitors.

Melissa Brander from Cerebral Palsy Alliance said the seminar is designed to help parents and carers navigate legal issues that may relate to them as their children grow.

‘Parents are often uncertain about what the future holds in terms of who will care for their adult child with a disability, or who will be responsible for their adult child’s medical, financial and emotional well- being’, Melissa said.

‘This free seminar will address common legal issues relating to this and will help parents develop a step by step approach to managing these issues. Information is empowering, and the more parents know about their legal options and rights then the easier the decision-making and transition will be as their children grow up.’

Andrew Boog will present the information session covering topics such as wills, Power of Attorney, guardianship and disability trusts. There will also be opportunities for parents and carers to ask specific questions that relate their individual circumstances.

 ‘I’d encourage all parents and carers of a child with a disability living in the Orana region to register to attend this free seminar’, Melissa said. ‘The information provided could be life-changing.’

The free seminar will be held from 10:30am-12pm on Wednesday 2nd April at Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Dubbo centre (140 Gipps Street Dubbo). Morning tea will be provided.

Released on 26 Mar 2014