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November 09th 2010:What will happen to my child after I’m gone?

Kenneth Pope is a lawyer specializing in support for individuals with disabilities and their families. Cynthia Martineau is a registered nurse whose daughter, Rachel, has Rett syndrome. They describe their professional backgrounds and their experience with estate planning for family caregivers with teenaged children with special needs. They highlight the future challenges that concern the family caregivers of such children. They talk about arrangements and questions about future quality of life for maturing children who lack a family caregiver. They explain how estate planning helps answer the

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Kenneth Pope

Kenneth Pope has practiced law in Ontario since 1980. He offers specialized support to individuals with disabilities and their families. He is dedicated to providing legal, tax and estate planning services to families in Ontario and across Canada. Through his experience in working with special needs families, he’s become an expert in writing wills with trusts which ensure that parents of children with disabilities can protect inheritances while preserving provincial disability benefits. He’s knowledgeable in Testamentary and Inter Vivos Trusts, asset protection, minimizing taxes on inherited assets (including income generated by those assets), Powers of Attorney, competency issues, contested
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Cynthia Martineau

Cynthia Martineau is a registered nurse with 25 years of health care experience. This includes 21 years in the Canadian Forces, where her responsibilities included National Practice Leader for Aeromedical Evacuation and medical operations officer for the Air Force on behalf of the Canadian Forces Medical Group. Her responsibilities also included overall management of a multi-site military healthcare centre and overseeing the operational aeromedical evacuation support for the current NATO-led mission in Afghanistan. She’s currently the Director of Local Health System Development for Ontario’s South East Local Health Integration Network, where she oversees health care planning and integration
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