California Estate Planning For Children With Disabilities
At the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo, we understand the challenges parents face in estate planning matters involving a child with special needs. Parents wish to ensure that their child’s financial interests are protected while maintaining eligibility for certain government benefits. Please contact us to speak to a California estate planning attorney for children with disabilities.
We have significant experience working with families with diverse estate planning needs, including families of children with the following:
- Down syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Speech and hearing disabilities
There may be a variety of tools available to help you meet your estate planning needs and to protect the interests of your child. One of the main concerns of parents of a child with special needs is to ensure that their child receives his or her inheritance without compromising his or her eligibility for government benefits. We can discuss specific ways in which to protect your child’s financial interests now and in the future.
Special Needs Trusts
A special needs trust is a powerful legal tool that can help protect the financial interests of a child with special needs. One of the main benefits of a special needs trust is that it allows parents or caregivers to access money now to care for a child with special needs, without affecting the child’s eligibility for Medicaid and other government benefits in the future. Learn more about special needs trusts.