While Michael believes that all of his clients have special needs, he also lends his knowledge to those individuals who have special needs family members – those who have either physical or mental impairments. Michael works diligently to help these families: (1) understand the challenges they may face in caring for their loved one(s) over the long term; (2) recognize and apply for any government programs that may be available to them; and (3) learn how to manage their finances and title their assets in such a way that their special needs loved one(s) may continue to qualify for government benefits and entitlement programs.
As the parent of a special needs child himself, Michael understands these families’ challenges and concerns – and is committed to help them set up and maintain a personal financial program that suits the needs of the entire family for the long term. Michael is certified from The American College as a Chartered Special Needs Consultant. Michael resides in Shillington, PA, with his wife Deborah, and they have 3 grown children.
CLU, ChSNC, CRPS, CDFA
Christopher joined Butterworth and Associates as a partner in May of 2012. Chris earned his Chartered Special Needs Consultant designation in 2013, and since then he has been working closely with the local and national special needs community. In addition to the professional services that Butterworth and Associates offers, Chris sponsors several social opportunities for special needs families, including: group basketball, dance classes, and game nights.
Recently Chris acquired his Certified Divorce Financial Analyst certification, which allows Chris to act as a qualified expert in divorce proceedings, as well as help parties with the equitable distribution of their marital assets.
Chris is a Governor Mifflin High School alumni and a 2012 graduate of Lycoming College. At Lycoming College Christopher was a member of the varsity golf team and is currently a member of Ledgerock Golf Club, where he continues his passion for golfing. In addition Chris coaches the Governor Mifflin Junior High wrestling team. He resides in Lancaster, PA with his wife Lauren, daughters Quinn and Cohen, and dogs Brooke and Bubba.