SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

 

Special Needs Trust Attorneys in San Diego

 

Parents with a child with disabilities must plan for the child's future. Some day, they will not be there to care for the child.

 

Through proper estate planning and the creation of a special needs trust, you can provide for the living needs of your child while still maintaining his or her eligibility for federal and state benefits.

 

At Ratner & Pinchman, PC, we have extensive experience in the use of special needs trusts for these purposes. In a free consultation, our attorneys can review your situation and discuss how our firm can help you provide for your child's future needs.

 

Contact us for more information.

 

Planning for Your Child's Future

 

If you are like most parents with a disabled child, you have provided loving care in your own home, with your own funds. The time will come, however, when you can no longer do so. To avoid placing the burden for care on your other children, you should begin planning now so when the time comes your child can receive proper care.

 

Our firm can help you plan for this eventuality, by creating a special needs trust to provide for the supplemental needs of your child. With proper estate planning, we can help your child preserve his or her eligibility for Medi-Cal and Supplemental Security Income benefits which can pay for the child's basic living needs.

 

Careful planning by parents can make all the difference in the life of the child with a disability. Let us use our experience to help you create the trust and other legal vehicles that can provide a comfortable living environment for your child, while preserving your estate assets.

 

Important Considerations

 

You should avoid transferring assets directly to your child with special needs, as this may disqualify him or her for benefits. An inheritance from another family member can have the same effect.

 

Our firm can help you form a trust and recommend funding options (such as life insurance proceeds) that can provide for the future needs of your child.

 

Free Consultation with a San Diego Elder Law and Medi-Cal Planning Attorney

 

For a free initial consultation with Ratner & Pinchman, PC, call 888-284-5709 toll free or send us an e-mail.