Special Needs Trusts
Special Needs Trust Lawyers in West Hartford CT
Disabled should never mean disadvantaged.
Whether you’re the parent of a child born with special needs, or an adult forced to make adjustments after the onset of a disability, Kearns & Kearns, Special Needs Trust Lawyers in West Hartford CT, can help you secure the necessary health care, financial security and independence.
Kearns & Kearns attorneys are members of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, not-for-profit, invitation-only organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Jay Kearns is a co-founder and past president.
We can create a comprehensive special needs trust for you that would preserve gifts, legal settlements and/or an inheritance – without jeopardizing your ability to receive public benefits now or in the future – such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Why have a Special Needs Trust?
A special needs trust pays for the “extras” – quality-of-life-enhancing goods and services that can include everything from private nurse or handicap-accessible vehicle, recreational and educational experiences, or the purchase of a home.
Not only the Trust, but the support, too.
In addition to designing and drafting the special needs trust Kearns & Kearns can help you by providing services, including:
- Helping you select a qualified trustee – the personal advocate responsible for managing and distributing the trust funds wisely
- Counseling your trustee on tax issues and public benefits
- Advising your trustee on how to make distributions without losing public benefits
- Preparing trust accountings
Learn more about the special advantages of a special needs trust, and if it’s right for you.