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Secure The Future Of A Loved One With Special Needs

Having a child or another loved one with special needs can bring many challenges. While you may currently be able to care and provide for them, you also need to plan ahead.

Your planning should include making contingency arrangements to care for the special needs person in your life in the event you would pass away or become incapacitated.

Special needs planning requires a lot of thought. It’s wise to consult an experienced legal professional to make sure your plan will cover all the bases.

How A Special Needs Planning Attorney Can Help

A special needs planning attorney can help you with the following:

  • Secure or appoint a guardian
  • Establish and maintain a special needs trust
  • Apply for and secure government benefits
  • Arrange retirement and life insurance beneficiaries
  • Make arrangements for future medical needs

Every case of special needs planning is unique. Cases vary depending on the particular needs and dynamics of each family. Call The Family First Firm today for a free consultation.

What Is A Special Needs Trust?

A loved one with special needs will require medical treatments and assistance specific to their condition. Unfortunately, these medical care services are not free. Expenses pile up, and it can be difficult to keep up with the bills. Fortunately, there are government-funded programs that offer financial and medical assistance to people with special needs. In order to qualify for these programs, you may not exceed certain income and asset limits.

A special needs trust can help you stay within these income and asset limits. Assets transferred to a special needs trust are owned by the trust, so these assets are excluded from the computation when you’re applying for these programs.

Additionally, a special needs trust can help to cover the medical and personal needs of your loved one. If you are the parent, this helps to give you peace of mind. Contact us to discuss whether a special needs trust would be part of a suitable strategy for your loved one.

Government Benefits For People With Special Needs

Medicaid and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are two government-funded programs that offer financial and medical assistance to people with special needs.

If you want to know more about these programs and their application processes, contact the team at The Family First Firm and schedule a consultation. An experienced special needs attorney can explain the eligibility requirements and processes for these programs and other solutions that may be appropriate for your situation.

Why Choose The Family First Firm?

  • Individually-Oriented Solutions - The elder law attorneys at Family First Firm work with senior clients and their families to comprehensively address legal roadblocks. Our Medicaid and estate planning services are tailored to fit each client’s current and future needs.
  • Assist Clients In Every Step - Applying for benefits, guardianship, creating wills or trusts, and establishing other forms of asset protection can be overwhelming. To ease the stress, we are here to guide our clients and their family members every step of the way.
  • Credible and Highly Trusted - Our firm is recognized as one of the fastest-growing law firms in the U.S. in 2021 by Law Firm 500.
  • Accessible Legal Services - Booking your first free consultation is just a click away. You can schedule a consultation with our attorneys through our website and social media pages.

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How To Plan For Special Needs Care

If you have a child or another loved one with special needs, you cannot assume you will be at their side forever. You have the opportunity now to arrange for their care in the near or distant future. There is peace of mind in knowing you have prepared a thorough care plan.

Long-term care for special needs individuals can entail a lot of legal paperwork. This may include estate planning strategies, guardianship, and even Medicaid planning. Our experienced team is prepared to complete many of these steps on your behalf.

Plans and solutions to special needs care differ, depending on the needs and circumstances of each family. Speak with our special needs attorney at The Family First Firm to discuss your options.

Can My Loved One With Special Needs Create An Advance Directive?

There’s no law in Florida that prohibits competent people from preparing their own advance directive, but appointing a guardian is often a preferable approach to prepare people with special needs for these future decisions.

A special needs attorney can provide you with options and strategies that are well-suited for your situation. A special needs attorney can also assist in coordinating the special needs plan with government programs like SSDI and Medicaid.

Schedule a consultation with The Family First Firm today to start preparing your plan.

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