“Special needs” is a term used in reference to children with some form of disability or circumstances requiring extra measures to attend to. Planning for the long-term care of children with special needs is complicated by a number of issues, such as:
- How do you make sure there are enough assets to meet your disabled child’s needs?
- How do you determine what is fair in terms of distributing your assets between your children with special needs and your children who do not suffer from such disabilities?
- How do you allocate assets for your children with special needs without sacrificing important public benefits?
- How do you make sure that the assets allocated to your children with special needs are well-managed?
- How do you ensure that your other children are not overburdened with caring for children with special needs and that any such burdens fall evenly among these siblings?
These challenges are further complicated by the fact that due to significant advances in healthcare, children with special needs are increasingly outliving their caregiver parents.
If you have children with special needs, you can access everything you need through the virtual services of the Law Office of Kim M. Dubois PLLC.
About Special Needs Planning
Adults with special needs children must start out by asking themselves a series of difficult questions, such as:
- Will their child require full-time care?
- Will their child be able to work?
- Where will their child live?
- What sort of social life is their child likely to want?
- How many and what types of assets can the parents afford to dedicate to their child?
Parents of children with special needs can benefit greatly from consulting with a special needs attorney, who can assemble a structure for comprehensive special needs planning. Parents of special needs children typically contact a special needs attorney as their child approaches his/her 18th birthday because age 18 is the age of legal adulthood in most states. At this point, such parents may no longer have access to the child’s health, educational, legal, and financial records unless they have taken prior action.
Contact the Law Office of Kim M. Dubois PLLC Today for Assistance
Special needs planning is complicated and emotionally charged. Parents of children with special needs often benefit greatly from the advice of an experienced and compassionate special needs attorney, but often assume they can’t afford one. These parents should utilize the virtual services offered by the Law Office of Kim M. Dubois PLLC, which are comprehensive yet affordable.
The Law Office of Kim M. Dubois PLLC provides a host of virtual services for your convenience and affordability. Our consultations are free and we follow a strict policy of returning phone calls and email messages on the same day.
Contact us to learn more and schedule your free consultation.