Special Needs Planning

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If you are struggling to raise a child with a physical or developmental disability, we can help you navigate the legal and financial issues.  Many people fail to understand the basic premise behind “special needs planning” until they experience the need to plan for their own loved one.  Special needs planning encompasses two important aspects:

  • Caring for the special needs person and promoting his or her independence.
  • Preserving access to any and all government benefit programs available for the benefit of the special needs person.

Contact us to learn how to avoid some common pitfalls related to planning for special needs.  Even a basic estate plan should address these issues, so be sure to get it done right and by a professional with experience in the area of special needs planning.  Like us!  Call us today.


If you are anticipating getting a settlement from a lawsuit for the benefit of an individual who receives special needs benefits, careful pre-planning is required to assure that you preserve all benefits under a government program.  Contact us even if you have an attorney on your case.  While we DO NOT practice in litigation of any kind, we serve several clients during their litigation or settlement process so that when the award is paid out, all benefits are preserved.

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