Estate planning can be tough to start. You may jot down some thoughts and wishes and then get distracted. It is important to recognize that handwritten (holographic) wills may not be legally binding and can lead to conflict.
Of course, from the time a child is born, his or her parents want to provide love, resources and support to help their son or daughter thrive in life. We recently talked in this space about the use of virtual reality to enrich, teach and calm people with autism and other intellectual disabilities.
According to the Virtual Reality Society, “virtual reality” is a “three-dimensional, [computer-generated] environment [that] can be explored and interacted with by a person.” VRS reports that virtual reality is usually created using a variety of technology like headsets, specialized gloves and treadmills.
Often, siblings are in their 60s or 70s, but rivalries remain and may have only intensified over the years with career and financial success or lack thereof. From the time Mom or Dad needs more care, the disagreements can start.
At Chayet & Danzo, LLC, we regularly advise and counsel parents of children with special needs, including autism. When a child is diagnosed with a developmental disability like autism, the parents should consult a lawyer experienced in legal issues related to people with disabilities.