SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING LAWYERS SERVING VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, D.C., COLORADO AND CALIFORNIA
If you have a child with a disability, you understand the challenges associated with both “regular” life and long-term planning. For a parent who has a child, or children, with special needs, some of the important issues that need to be addressed when planning for their care include:
- How do you leave funds for the benefit of your child without them losing vital public benefits?
- How do you make sure that the funds are well managed and used exclusively for the benefit of your child?
- How do you make sure that any other children are not burdened with caring for a disabled sibling, and that any necessities are spread relatively evenly among the siblings?
- What is fair in terms of distributing your estate between your disabled child and your other children?
- How do you make sure there’s enough money to meet your disabled child’s needs for the foreseeable future?
Often, parents of children with special needs try to resolve these issues by leaving their estates to their other children, leaving nothing to the disabled child, in the hopes that the other children will make sure to take care of their sibling. However, there is a better way to plan for your disabled child’s care. At InSight Law, our team works closely with our clients in determining the best solution for handling their family needs.