Special Needs Trust and California ABLE Accounts for People with Disabilities

In order for a disabled person to receive disability benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, he/she must demonstrate that he/she needs the income to live independently.  Any assets, even gifts from family members, may be counted against him/her, and could reduce his/her benefits. There are two ways that family members can contribute to a disabled person without those contributions affecting their benefits- special needs trusts and California ABLE accounts.

By |2019-07-03T14:54:18-07:00June 1st, 2019|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Child Support For Special Needs Children

Child support for special needs children - not a topic that most families are faced having to discuss, however approximately 20% of couples have at least one special needs child. California courts require parents to financially support their special needs child (regardless of their age). An order of child support for special needs children may [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:28-08:00January 20th, 2017|Conservatorship, Family Law|Comments Off on Child Support For Special Needs Children