Special Needs Planning Lawyers in Sarasota
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If you have a child who is disabled or who has special needs, you may have questions about securing your child’s future when you are no longer there to care for them directly. Planning for the future can be stressful, but our knowledgeable special needs planning attorneys in Sarasota can help. For over 36 years, Advocates in Aging has provided clients with top-quality legal representation that puts you and your family’s best interest first. We can put this wealth of knowledge and experience to work for you.
Special Needs Trusts
It is never too late to begin planning for the future. Whether your child is still a minor or you are reaching retirement age, now is a great time to start the necessary estate planning that will secure your child’s future. Creating a stable future in which all their needs are met is not as simple as leaving them your assets. Often, this money disqualifies them from eligibility for crucial Medicaid and Social Security benefits.
Through creative uses of ABLE ACCOUNTS as well as establishing a special needs trust, sometimes referred to as a supplemental needs trust, you can leave your money and assets to your child without disqualifying them from the essential public benefits they require. With a special needs trust, the money is not distributed directly to the individual and is instead distributed to a third party who then secures the specified services for the individual beneficiary.
A special needs trust can provide for:
- Medical and dental expenses not covered by Medicaid
- Expenses associated with special dietary needs
- Costs associated with attending religious services
- Education and supplemental tutoring
- Entertainment expenses, including materials for hobbies and recreation
- Products and services that improve the quality of life of the beneficiary
- Travel and vacation expenses
- Transportation and vehicle maintenance
Special Needs Planning Starts Today
If you are concerned about the long-term care and quality of life your child with special needs will have after you have passed away, you have options. Advocates in Aging is committed to helping clients protect their estates, and we can help you ensure that your children will be provided for. Our special needs planning lawyers in Sarasota treat every client with care and compassion, and we are here for you.
Do you have questions about special needs trusts? Advocates in Aging is here to help. Call (941) 242-7270.
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