Clients also rely on us to address immediate family care needs, which may arise when a family member becomes incapacitated or disabled, or when a child is born with disabilities. We possess the legal skill, foresight, and compassion to effectively provide legal services to people and families with special needs.
A special needs trust is generally set up to provide for a disabled person's needs other than basic food, housing, and health care expenses, which may be covered by public benefits such as SSI and Medicaid. With a special needs trust, assets intended for the disabled person are transferred into trust with an independent trustee, and funds in the trust are used to supplement government benefits. Establishing a special needs trust is very important for people with disabilities, for otherwise they could be disqualified from receiving public benefits that they do in fact need for care and services.
The Law Offices of Andrew Cohen is committed to assisting families who seek to protect their assets and the security of their loved ones. Please contact our offices in Valencia for a free initial consultation regarding estate planning and present and future family care.