Special Needs Trusts
If you have a loved one with special needs, it is understandable that you would want to provide for them in your estate planning. Unfortunately, special needs individuals receiving public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) could lose those benefits if they have a sudden increase in assets. The same is true for other sources of income, such as the proceeds of a lawsuit. To protect your loved one, our attorneys can help guide you through the process of creating a Special Needs Trust that will hold, grow and disburse the money to help care for your loved one, while not affecting their eligibility for public assistance benefits. We help you structure your estate so that your family can know that their needs will be taken care of.