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When you have a loved one with a disability, you may want to find estate planning solutions that will care for his or her unique concerns. Sometimes these special needs trusts are used to manage the personal injury awards for an individual suffering from a severe injury. A special needs trust or supplemental needs trust can provide your loved one with the protection and resources he or she needs, without disqualifying him or her for benefits to which he or she is otherwise qualified. At The Law Offices of Rickard L. Borg, as an experienced special needs trust attorney has been helping California families for over 35 years. We understand what options are available.
A Practical Approach to Finding Solutions
In addition to ensuring your loved one has access to the full range of government benefits he or she deserves, a special needs trust can provide proper personal planning and fiscal planning. From immediate health care concerns to long-term care needs and nursing home benefits, a special needs trust can manage all the concerns you have for your loved one.
There are two ways to set up a special needs trust. Our firm is prepared to help you with either one:
- Inheritance: If you would like to provide for your loved one as part of your estate plan, you can set up a special needs trust designed to meet his or her concerns.
- Litigation and settlements: If someone you love has been awarded a settlement as part of a disability or personal injury lawsuit, a special needs trust can help you ensure the settlement is used to protect your loved one for years to come.
The most important part of your special needs trust is making sure you have a responsible trustee. Making you understand the responsibilities of the trustee, our firm will help you make a smart decision. If you are unable to determine a trustee, the court will appoint one.
Contact a Carlsbad Estate Planning Attorney
There are estate planning solutions out there designed to help individuals with special needs. With an experienced lawyer on your side, you can come up with a plan that works for your loved one. Contact our Carlsbad Village law offices today and ask for Marge, Vanessa or Rick to set up a consultation.