Los Angeles Special Needs Trust Lawyers
Planning for People With Special Needs
Estate planning strategies, like creation of a special needs trust, can offer practical solutions to meet the goals of providing loved ones with the best care in the most cost-efficient manner.
At the Los Angeles law firm of the Law Office of Hugh Duff Robertson P.C., we can assist parents with creation of special needs trusts that help their loved ones with special needs get every advantage possible within the bounds of the law.
Special needs trusts (often called supplemental needs trusts) allow people with disabilities or illnesses to have assets held in trust for their care. If the special needs trust is drafted properly, assets in it will not be counted for purposes of qualifying for certain benefits. These may include supplemental security income (SSI), Medicaid and certain housing benefits.
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If you are the mother, father, brother, sister or loved one of a person with special needs, such as a developmental disability or mental illness, you may have concerns about what will happen to him or her after you are gone. You may want to give property or assets to your loved one to ensure he or she will receive adequate care. But by outright gifting property to your disabled love one, you may jeopardize their eligibility for benefits. To avoid this result, many families will turn to a special needs trust as a method to provide for care without jeopardizing benefit eligibility.
The laws on special needs trusts can be complex but, at the Law Office of Hugh Duff Robertson P.C., we try to make it more understandable by talking with you about special needs trusts in plain English.
To talk with an attorney about a special needs trust, schedule a consultation with the lawyers at the Law Office of Hugh Duff Robertson P.C.. Call us at 310-824-0467 or complete our online form.