Special-Needs Planning And Guardianship

Help For Special-Needs Planning And Guardianship

When your loved one has special needs, you want to ensure that their needs are met, today and for the future. This is especially true if you are working on your estate plan and wondering how best to provide for them when you no longer can. Creating a plan — whether that plan includes a trust or appointing a legal guardian — can build a strong foundation to last a lifetime.

When you work with The Goodson Firm, P.C., we will help you ensure that your loved ones have a plan that can provide for their medical and financial needs. Our attorney has helped many families safeguard their special-needs children through the use of trusts and guardianships. We will work with you to help you understand your options and provide the legal help you need to create the right plan for your situation.

Appointing A Legal Guardian

If your loved one is a legal adult but has a condition that prevents them from making important decisions, guardianship can ensure that a trusted individual is there to help them make those decisions about education, finances, healthcare and more. The appointment of a legal guardian is an important one, and our firm will help you explore your options, petition the court and work through the hearing process.

Guidance For Special-Needs Trusts

A trust is a powerful option for those developing a financial plan to benefit a loved one with special needs. Creating a trust can help allow someone with disabilities to maintain the support they receive from government programs, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, job training and subsidized housing.

Because the assets in a trust are not given to your loved one outright, a trust allows you to provide support while ensuring that their benefits are not jeopardized. The funds in the trust can be used to improve their quality of life by giving them additional funds for a variety of needs. This includes:

  • Education
  • Medical and dental procedures
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Personal care attendant salaries
  • Entertainment
  • Home furnishings
  • Travel

At The Goodson Firm, P.C., we will help you create a trust that provides for the needs of your loved ones for years to come. We understand that you want your loved ones to have a high quality of life, and we provide you with the legal tools to ensure that they are cared for.

Contact Our Firm For Help

To create a plan that provides for your loved one and protects their future, call our Tyler or Dallas offices at 903-310-1441 or through our online contact form.