Special Needs Planning
Planning for Your Disabled Loved One
Persons with disabilities often need lifelong assistance with the routine
tasks of living. At
Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC, our
Fairfax estate planning attorneys work with disabled adults, their families and parents of special needs
children to ensure high-quality care and support in living a full and
We routinely work with families of children and adults with special needs
to protect inheritances and qualify for public benefit programs. We advise
and assist families with persons disabled through medical malpractice
or accidents to ensure that any money received as a result of the
personal injury is protected.
Our attorneys can assist you with your case involving:
Special Needs Trusts
Depending on the amount of money you leave behind for your special needs
child, the government may see this and use it as a reason to cut down
their assistance. In order to leave money behind and have it not affect
your child's governmental assistance, it is important to create a
special needs Trust with an estate planning lawyer. This way, you can
still leave them money and property, but you can also feel safe in knowing
that it will not reduce the money provided by the government.
Guardianships for Young Adults
guardianship for your special needs child is extremely important. Whether you become
incapacitated or pass away, a guardianship is used to appoint someone
to step in and take care of them. This
legal document can help you feel more at ease in knowing that your child will continue
to stay protected, even if you are not the one watching over them.
We can also help you draft medical and financial
or establish guardianship and conservatorshipso that the parents or a
trusted individual can help make the important decisions for the disabled adult.
Academy of Special Needs Planners
All of our attorneys are members of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.
As part of our comprehensive special needs planning services, we can discuss
eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, and other
government benefits that may be available to your disabled loved one.
We can help you plan your estate using a special needs trust so the assets
your child inherits can pay for goods and services not covered by government
programs. We can assist in structuring personal injury and medical malpractice
settlements to protect eligibility for government assistance.
Special needs planning is a priority at
Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC and is something that is not taken lightly. The proper care and protection
of your special needs child deserves exceptional representation from a
Fairfax County probate lawyer.
Call a Fairfax County
estate planning lawyer to discuss your concerns and special needs planning goals!