Special Needs Trust2021-09-20T17:37:20-07:00

California Special Needs Trust Estate Plan

Protect the needs, lifestyle, and future well-being of your loved one

A special needs trust is created for the sole benefit of a disabled or mentally ill beneficiary.

There are many benefits of a special needs trust in estate planning:

  • Maintain SSI or Medicaid eligibility
  • Shelter from taxes
  • Protection from creditors

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Special Needs Trust

Documents for 1 person

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Why you need a special needs trust

Tax Deductible

Funds used to create a special needs trust are tax-deductible. To maximize the percentage your loved one receives, consider creating a trust.

Ongoing Support

The trustee named in the trust will have complete discretion over the trust property and will be in charge of spending money on your loved one’s behalf.

Protect Against Creditors

Creditors are not allowed to file a lawsuit against a special needs trust. Special needs trust funds are used for the beneficiary.

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We use the same estate planning software that many California attorneys use, so you can be confident in your documents.

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1. Complete our simple questionnaire

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2. Review and confirm services

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Securely sign online and we’ll complete your documents.

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Our experts verify all special needs trust information during your personal interview

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Common questions about special needs trusts

Who should I pick to be the trustee?2021-03-01T19:32:18-08:00
  • Pick a trustee you can trust to administer the special needs trust for your loved one.
  • Some trustees have the power to end the trust once it is no longer needed.
  • You should appoint a trustee that knows and understands the beneficiary’s needs, a point often overlooked.
  • Family members often serve as the trustee.

Note: You may consider performing annual audits on the trustee to make sure they are following the trust terms.

What protections does a special needs trust offer?2021-02-25T21:39:04-08:00

Funds used to create a special needs trust are tax-deductible.

Creditors also may not file a lawsuit against a special needs trust for monies owed. Special needs trust funds are used for the beneficiary.

What can special needs trust assets be used for?2021-02-25T21:30:54-08:00

Trust assets may be used to buy a variety of goods and services for your loved one such as:

  • personal care attendants
  • out-of-pocket medical and dental expenses
  • physical rehabilitation
  • education
  • home furnishings
  • vacations
  • recreation
  • vehicles
  • and other incidentals
What is probate?2021-03-17T14:17:49-07:00

Probate is a legal proceeding required to settle a deceased person’s estate, paying all debts of the decedent, and distributing the property to the heirs and beneficiaries.

When a Living Trust holds the title to some of the decedent’s property, however, that property can pass to the beneficiaries without going through probate.

A court probate of a will, depending on the size of the estate, can be expensive and time-consuming. The probate process varies dramatically between states, but can be completely avoided with proper estate planning.

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