Adult children with disabilities often depend on government benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. Families are challenged to provide a secure and enriched future for their loved ones without jeopardizing their eligibility for the public benefits they need. Special needs planning attorneys can help your family develop strategies to enrich their quality of life.
Special Needs Trusts
Special needs trusts are a legal document specifically made to benefit those with physical and/or mental disabilities. They differ from other types of trusts because they accommodate the beneficiary’s unique needs for daily care. An experienced estate planning attorney helps work through the challenges of setting up the trust without rendering your adult child or family member ineligible for government benefits due to an increase in assets. We create a plan compatible with your situation and Indiana state laws.
We also discuss ways to protect your family member from financial exploitation. If you have questions about special needs planning for a loved one, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
Settlement planning is a growing area of law designed to help individuals preserve benefits received from legal settlements, inheritance, or judgment. The practice is part of an array of legal services such as special needs planning, estate planning, and financial planning. Large sums of money may need to be protected with access, investment, and spending restrictions so that it can last the beneficiary a lifetime.
Healthcare consulting is sharing expertise, giving advice, and guiding healthcare decisions that promote growth and benefit your loved ones. Healthcare consultants in the legal industry have the necessary education and background on healthcare laws, regulations, and policies to help your family find the right care and facility for current and future needs with efficient and effective ways to pay for it. We look at your entire estate for the most affordable solutions and options.
The Law Office of Matthew Allen has over 20 years of legal experience helping clients in Indiana understand estate planning, elder law, guardianship, special needs planning, Veterans planning, and probate. Attorney Matthew Allen is accredited by the United States Veterans’ Administration to represent Veterans and is a member of the Elder Law and Real Estate Sections of the Indiana State Bar Association.
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Indianapolis, IN 46220