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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 medical care be made when you are unavailable? How can you leave an inheritance to a child or grandchild with special needs if they cannot 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 meet your family members’ 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, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and other community supports.
  • Beginning long-term care planning by acquiring long-term disability insurance so you can support your loved one if you can no longer earn an income.
  • Addressing whether guardianship or conservatorship is necessary to assist your loved one.

By speaking with experienced attorneys who understand 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 the following:

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

These trusts are essential to safeguard assets left for a child with disabilities. By establishing the right trusts, our estate planning attorneys help ensure that 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 of offering a high standard of legal services to our clients from Cleveland and across Ohio. We take pride in our relationships and our reputation for success. If you have questions about special needs planning for a disabled person, call our office at 216-621-7860.

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