Elder Care Law: Special Needs Trust

Having a loved one with special needs requires special estate planning measures. Leaving assets directly to a person with special needs through a will or regular trust may not be the best option for competency reasons, and it may negatively affect the disabled person’s eligibility for much-needed government benefits, as well.

A special needs trust can be a good way to ensure the quality of life and financial stability you want for your loved one without affecting public benefits like social security disability or Medicaid. This specialized type of trust may be used to pay for things like travel, education and specialized care that would not normally be covered by government programs.

Speights Law can determine how a special needs trust might fit into your overall estate plan and come up with the right solution for you. Our attorneys will help you set up the type of SNT that fits your needs, set up trustees, advise you on how to fund it, properly handle guardianship and conservatorship matters, and more.

We can also help you structure your estate plan to provide for your other beneficiaries, both now and in the future. Get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family will be well looked after for as you get older.

Why Choose Speights Law?

As estate planning attorneys serving the Cherokee County area, Speights Law understands that not all families have the same needs. We will sit down with you and thoroughly assess your family’s situation so we can come up with the most advantageous plan.

If you have a loved one with a disability or special needs, you can’t afford to leave anything to chance. Call (770) 796-4029 and talk to one of our estate planning and special needs attorneys today.

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