Estate Planning Isn’t Just For The Elderly

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Changing Lives For The Better With A Special Needs Trust

You’re an expert at thinking about the future and juggling massive responsibilities as you provide for your loved ones. Fortunately, you don’t have to shoulder the entire burden alone. With a special needs trust, you can make a positive, permanent difference in someone’s life.

As a city of tens of thousands, White Plains is synonymous with opportunity. The only problem is that such opportunities and resources aren’t equally accessible to all. At Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, our attorneys understand how hard it can be to care for those with special needs. Our clients trust us because they know we’ll go the distance to ensure that the law works for them instead of getting in their way.

What Is A Special Needs Trust?

Many people who have mental or physical disabilities require unique forms of care. While they often receive such assistance from their relatives, circumstances can change in the blink of an eye, such as when a provider dies or experiences their own medical hardships. Special needs trusts can help disabled individuals by furnishing essentials such as:

  • Clothing, food and shelter
  • Vocational training and rehabilitation
  • Heath care, medications and therapies
  • Transportation, property expenses and bills

Creating a special needs trust can make it easier to ensure your estate does what it’s supposed to after you’re gone. By reviewing your goals with an attorney, you can take charge of how the future plays out. At Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, our dedicated lawyers work hard to build a trust that anticipates your loved one’s requirements and to help you both reap the benefits of a special needs trust.

Talk To A Legal Advisor About Making Your Trust More Effective

It’s important to understand that trusts aren’t all the same. Since these documents can include custom terms and stipulations, everything rides on your legal decision-making ability. Whether you’re trying to ensure that your Medicaid benefits reach the right recipient or struggling to minimize future tax obligations, it’s up to you to create a workable trust.

Special needs trusts are critical estate planning tools, but to use them effectively, you need legal know-how and foresight. Don’t leave the future up to chance when your disabled family member or friend depends on your planning ability. Talk to an experienced lawyer at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, today by calling 914-269-2367, or feel free to send us a message online. We proudly help clients throughout the Westchester County, New York, area.

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