Trusts Designed For Those With Special Needs
Caring for a loved one with special needs presents a number of challenges. If you have a child with special needs, you fully understand the importance of ensuring that your child has sufficient resources for his or her care after you are unable to care for him or her. Most individuals with special needs are eligible for certain government benefits. However, acquiring money through an inheritance or other means could compromise an individual’s eligibility for these programs. By working with an experienced estate planning lawyer, you can design a special needs trust or other estate planning tool that will ensure your loved one has supplemental financial resources without jeopardizing eligibility for benefits.
One of the most common estate planning tools for individuals with special needs is the special needs trust. By creating a special needs trust, you can protect your loved one’s eligibility for government benefits, including SSI and Medicaid, while setting aside assets in a trust to be used for additional goods and services.
Providing Compassionate, Skilled Legal Representation
At The Law Office of Nicole C. Morris, P.A., our lawyer represents families who want to ensure their loved one can receive the care he or she requires. We are proud to not only serve as trusted counselors and resources for families across Florida, but also to serve as trustees of special needs trusts, thereby providing peace of mind to caretakers that their loved ones’ needs will continue to be met once they are no longer able to do so. Our lawyer represents families across Florida who have children with all types of disabilities, and we hold a special place in our hearts for families dealing with autism. We represent families who have vulnerable beneficiaries, including those who struggle with substance abuse problems. We also represent individuals who have parents or other elderly relatives who require special needs planning.
Our West Palm Beach special needs trust attorney builds strong relationships with our clients in order to understand exactly what they need. Once we understand our clients’ specific needs, we create the estate planning instrument that will accomplish these goals.