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Securing Your Child’s Future

When you have a child or a loved one with disabilities, multiple questions arise. If you are their primary care provider, how will arrangements for their care be made when you are unavailable? How can you leave an inheritance to a child or grandchild with special needs if they can not manage finances?

The attorneys at Cavitch Familo & Durkin, are here to help our clients navigate the maze of special needs planning. This is a difficult time for you and your family, and we will be there with you whenever and however you need us.

How A Special Needs Trust Attorney Can Help

A special needs trust attorney can assist you in developing goals and a plan to address meeting your family member’s financial, health care and support needs. This includes:

  • Drafting the necessary documents for expressing how you want your property, finances, health care, and daily care of your loved one handled following your death and/or incapacity
  • Through estate planning, how to financially support a person with disabilities by creating access to government benefits such as Medicare, Medicaid, SSI and SSDI, and other community supports.
  • Addressing whether guardianship or conservatorship is necessary to assist your loved one.

By speaking with an attorney who understands Ohio’s law on special needs planning, you can understand your options and build a plan to move forward.

What You Should Know About Trusts For Special Needs Planning

Our special needs trust attorneys provide advice and counsel regarding estate planning with:

  • Special needs trusts
  • Pooled trusts
  • Self-settled trusts
  • Third-party trusts

These trusts are important to safeguard assets left for a child with disabilities and ensure your child or loved one can access public benefits, such as Medicare and SSI, to maintain a quality of life.

Trust In Cavitch Familo & Durkin

Since 1886, our firm has made a point to offer a high quality, high standard of legal services to our clients from Cleveland and across Ohio. We take pride in the relationships we’ve built and our reputation for success. If you have questions about special needs planning for your children, call our office at 216-621-7860.

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