Helping You Provide For Your Loved One With Special Needs
You’ve always cared for your special-needs child, but as he or she approaches the age of 18, you will have to take special measures to keep providing care and supervision. The law presumes an adult is competent and able to make decisions over his or her life unless it can be otherwise proven in court. If your child needs help preparing food, managing money, going to the doctor and with other basic life skills, you may need to establish a guardianship so you have the legal authority to make important decisions as your child becomes an adult.
A guardianship is not the only solution. You may be able to achieve the same results by using powers of attorney, for instance. Whatever your situation, attorney Steve Turkett at Turkett Law Office, PLLC will work with you personally to help you understand the law and how it applies in your case. With special needs family members of his own, Steve has a deep understanding of the legal and personal aspects of these cases. He understands the special care they need and the legal tools that are instrumental in providing that care.
A supplemental-needs trust, also known as a special-needs trust, is another legal instrument that can benefit a person with special needs. As a disabled adult, your child may rely upon public assistance and have to meet strict eligibility requirements. A supplemental-needs trust allows you to set aside money for your loved one without compromising their eligibility for benefits. A special-needs trust can greatly enhance a person’s life, giving them resources for entertainment, travel and other things they enjoy.
Work With A Firm That Understands
We understand what you are going through because we have deep personal experience in this area in addition to our legal experience. To discuss your legal needs with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney, please contact our law office today online or by telephone at 817-769-2750.