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Special Needs Planning

Special Needs Planning

Special Needs Require Special Thought

When clients have issues to address beyond the need for a “simple” Will and Powers of Attorney, the attorneys at O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C., in the Special Needs Law department are ready to assist. Our attorneys are familiar with the multifaceted aspect of this complex area of the law, as well as the network of services and providers who can assist clients effectively.

It is important to speak with a special needs planning attorney, rather than another type of lawyer, because special needs planning attorneys are continually monitoring the ever-changing statutes and regulations that affect individuals with special needs.

When Should You Consult With A Special Needs Planning Attorney?

Special Needs Planning can occur at any time throughout life. However, we can help you plan ahead to afford you and your family more options and greater flexibility.

  • If you or your spouse has a disability. Our special needs law attorneys can assist you in the complexities that arise when planning for your long-term care as well as help you qualify for public benefits.
  • If you are a parent or grandparent of a child with a disability. Whether you have a child who was born with a disability or has become disabled as a result of an accident, it is important to develop a comprehensive special needs plan. If the child is eighteen or older, a guardianship may be necessary. Also, it is key that your estate plan takes into consideration the public benefits available to your child and is carefully crafted so as not to disqualify them from those benefits. If assets are inherited directly by a child who is receiving public benefits, they run the risk of losing those benefits.
  • If you plan to leave an inheritance to a beneficiary who has a disability or is receiving public benefits.