If you will be providing for a child with special needs, be sure to speak with someone to ensure that child’s eligibility for the services he or she will need as an adult. Often, well-meaning parents and relatives can actually hurt their children by leaving them money directly, thereby disqualifying them from government benefits and services. If your child has assets of his/her/their own, there are ways to protect them too. It is essential that this type of estate planning is done by a special needs lawyer who understands the challenges faced by families with special needs children.
We help ensure that you are doing everything you can to protect your assets and pass them down to the next generation, minimizing confusion and red tape.