San Jose Special Needs Trust Lawyer
Planning for Children With Special Needs
For individuals with children or grandchildren with special needs who are receiving public assistance such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medi-Cal, creating a special needs trust is critical. If a child receiving government benefits receives substantial funds directly, they may lose their eligibility for the government resources that are vital to their care.
Supplemental Needs Attorney
My name is Sue Campbell, Attorney at Family Law. As an estate planning attorney, I make a commitment to helping California families with special needs children create trusts designed to protect their child's interests and serve their unique needs. I have worked with special needs organizations and was a past president of the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education for PAUSD.
Years of Experience Establishing Special Needs Trusts
Estate planning is not just about creating a will but establishing a comprehensive framework for your estate that serves the best interests of the ones you love. If you have a special needs child receiving government benefits, a large part of this framework will involve protecting your child's rights to those benefits while still ensuring that your assets are distributed to that child according to your wishes.
To accomplish this goal, I will help you establish a special needs trust that meets the government's strict criteria in these cases. As a San Jose special needs trust attorney, I will help you create a trust designed specifically to allow your child to continue to qualify for medical and other public services, yet still benefit from the money you want to leave them as your beneficiary.
Creating a special needs trust for a child not receiving public benefits is still appropriate in many situations. Financial problems, physical or mental conditions are a few examples where a direct bequest to them of a substantial sum of money is inappropriate. As your lawyer, I will help you determine the best course of action in these circumstances.
Free Attorney Consultation
For a free consultation with an experienced Santa Clara special needs planning attorney, contact me to set up an appointment. Feel free to call my office at 408-277-0648 or contact me by e-mail. Early morning and evening appointments are available by request.
My office in downtown San Jose is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. I offer free parking located directly adjacent to my office.