New York Special Needs Children

Supplemental Needs Trusts Attorney

Special Needs Assistance NY

As a parent of a child with special needs, you dedicate yourself to ensuring the health, welfare and safety of your child. Chances are you also worry about what will happen to your child if something should happen to you.

The issues are more complex if you have other children; however, there are steps you can take to protect your special-needs child and your other loved ones. These steps require careful planning from a knowledgeable estate planning attorney with extensive experience handling estate plans for special needs children.

Protecting Your Assets

A poor decision or the wrong estate plan could deplete your assets and jeopardize the care of your children after you are gone (or even while you are alive). Your assets are subject to judgments and liens from creditors, which can arise unexpectedly. For example, if you are found liable for an accident and a judgment is entered against you, the judgment creditor has a right to reach your assets to satisfy the judgment. A proper estate plan can shield your assets from creditors and ensure your children’s inheritance is not disturbed.

Likewise, if you utilize the wrong estate plan or trust for a special-needs child, they may not qualify for Medicaid assistance and your assets (or their assets) may be depleted unnecessarily.

For a free consultation with an attorney to discuss assisting you with an estate plan or a trust for special needs children, call us toll free at 1-800-344-6431.

Experienced New York Special Needs Lawyers

The experienced estate planning attorneys and staff at the Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel have extensive experience helping families with special-needs children. Our estate planning attorneys and staff possess an average of more than 30 years of experience.

We understand the law and know the available estate planning tools that can protect your child and help provide for his or her care after you have passed away. We understand your concern for your child’s welfare, and we want to help.

Contact an Experienced New York Special Needs Trust Attorney

For additional information about retaining the services of an experienced attorney to assist you with estate planning issues in New York City involving special-needs children, or to discuss your specific situation, please contact one of our lawyers for a free confidential consultation. We can be reached toll free at 1-800-344-6431, or in the five boroughs at 718-350-2802 and Nassau County at 516-561-6645. You also can fill out our intake form, and we will contact you.

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The Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel represents individuals, parents and grandparents in estate planning and elder law matters throughout the New York City area.