Florida's Children First

Master Trust, ABLE Accounts & Special Needs Trusts: Tools You Can Use to Ensure Youth’s Funds are Available to Meet Their Needs – Recorded 10.28.21

DCF and CBC lead agencies have a fiduciary duty to protect the funds of children in state care and to ensure that they are used for their short and long-term needs. Attorneys and guardians ad litem play important role in making sure the funds are used appropriately and saved when possible. This session will review the law, policy, and practice on securing and spending funds as well as options for long-term savings for children with disabilities.

Co-hosted by Florida’s Children First Speakers:


Robin Rosenberg @Florida’s Children First

Travis Finchum @Special Needs Attorneys, P.A.

Melissa Lader Barnhardt @Comerica Bank


CLE Number: 2108663N


CLE: 2.0 Genera

Certification Credits: 1.0 Elder Law, 2.0 Juvenile Law

Approval period: 10.28.2021 – 4.30.2023



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