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Special Needs Financial Planning: A Comparative Perspective

Edited by: Lusina Ho, Rebecca Lee

ISBN13: 9781108481205
Published: July 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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Countries around the world are facing pressing needs to enhance financial planning mechanisms for individuals with cognitive impairment. The book provides the first comparative study of the three most common of such mechanisms in Asia and the West, namely guardianship, enduring/lasting powers of attorney, and special needs trusts. It involves not only scholarly overviews of the mechanisms in the jurisdictions studied, but also thorough, structured and critical reviews of their operational experiences. This book will have broad appeal to scholars, students, law and policy makers and practitioners in the fields of mental disability, healthcare and elder law. It is widely recognised in the field that books like this one are needed. This book will also be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students in mental health, disability law and elder law.

  • Examines new breakthroughs in financial planning tools for individuals with special needs and provides analysis on the latest developments
  • Comparatively examines selected Asian and Western jurisdictions enabling readers to understand the approaches of different jurisdictions
  • Comprehensive coverage of both scholarly and practitioner contributions providing multi-angular perspectives on financial planning tools

Mental Health Law
Part I. Adult Guardianship:
1. Adult Guardianship and Other Financial Planning Mechanisms for People with Cognitive Impairment in Australia Terry Carney
2. The Role of Guardianship in the Special Needs Plan in Saskatchewan, Canada James H. Gillis
3. Japanese Adult Guardianship Laws: Developments and Reform Initiatives Makoto Arai
4. The Use of Trusts in Taiwan's Adult Guardianship System Tai Yu-Zu
Part II. Lasting/Enduring Power of Attorney:
5. Adult Guardianship and Powers of Attorney and in England and Wales Denzil Lush
6. Supported Decision-Making and Enduring Powers: Innovations in Ireland Áine Hynes
7. Developments in Enduring Powers of Attorney Law in Australia Trevor Ryan
8. Financial Planning Mechanisms Available to Persons with Special Needs in Singapore Tang Hang Wu
Part III. Special Needs Trust:
9. What Will Happen When I'm Gone? Dana Katherine Birkes
10. The Wispact Trusts: Making a Difference in a Means-tested Support System Roy Froemming
11. SNTC's Operational Experience as Singapore's First Non-Profit Trust Company Esther Tan and Amelia Leo
12. A New Perspective in Adult Guardianship and Trusts in Korea Cheolung JE
13. Reforming Enduring Powers and Launching a Special Needs Trust in Hong Kong Lusina Ho and Rebecca Lee.