For families who have members with special needs, it can sometimes feel like life is all about asking questions. Orange County special needs trust lawyers are well aware of this and are committed to helping clients find the answers and to develop workable solutions. A number of questions come up repeatedly, so here’s a little […]
In order to ensure proper use of funds, Orange County special needs planning lawyers help their clients choose a trustee. This person is put in charge of the special needs trust, and instead of providing money directly to the beneficiary (the child with special needs), the trustee will usually pay directly from the trust to […]
Thanks to a new law passed in Congress last month, disabled individuals will no longer have to choose between saving a small nest-egg for future care expenses or preserving long-term eligibility for low-income benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Social Security Insurance (SSI). Under the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, individuals with disabilities now have […]
Parenting isn’t always easy, and it’s even less so when your child has a disability. We all have dreams of our children reaching full independence, but sometimes, this just isn’t possible. Our children may have needs that go beyond what others require, special needs that require specific planning in order to make sure that the […]
Divorce can be complicated, frustrating, disappointing, expensive, along with a whole range of other emotions, as anyone who has endured this type of proceeding can attest. As difficult as the issues can be in a divorce proceeding, can you imagine what happens when divorce involves a child with a disability? This issue of The ElderCounselorTM […]
This month’s issue of The ElderCounselor™ examines the unique planning requirements of families with children, grandchildren or other family members (such as parents) with special needs. There are numerous misconceptions in this area that can result in costly mistakes when planning for special needs beneficiaries. Understanding the pitfalls associated with special needs planning is a […]
For parents with disabled children, whether minor or adult, it’s a good idea to take the extra step of meeting with an Orange County special needs planning attorney. This gives you the opportunity to set up the best possible scenario for your child if you are no longer able to provide care for him or […]
If you have a family member with special needs, it is important to factor him or her into your estate planning. In fact, there are “special needs trusts” or “supplemental needs trusts” that can be created specifically for this purpose. Working with a special needs lawyer in Orange County is the best way to make sure that you are setting your loved one up to be cared for when you are no longer able to do so yourself.
There are a lot of considerations that need to be made when it comes to Orange County special needs planning, and you want to be sure you have an attorney who is well-versed in your options.
The documentation that you create with your special needs planning lawyer in Orange County will be quite detailed and will take an incredible amount into consideration, but it will likely not cover every possible concern or wish you may have for your child’s future care. For that purpose, many parents work with their lawyer to […]