As a parent, the thought of leaving your children behind in your passing is never easy. You wonder if you’ve left them with everything they’ll need to find their own success, avoid any possible catastrophes, and are able to live a happy and fulfilling life.
This goes double for the parents and guardians of people with special needs. It’s easy to spend endless waking nights wondering what will happen to your children after you’re gone, especially if they are incapable of taking care of themselves without assistance.
This is complicated further by the elimination of eligibility for your special needs children to receive government aid due to even modest inheritances after your passing. These small nest eggs may not even be able to last them a year, but they will nonetheless be ineligible for governmental assistance due to income requirements.
That’s where special needs trusts come into play. Special needs trusts act as separate entities that parcel out funds as needed after the guardian passes, so the beneficiary is able to receive the full amount of government assistance they require while being supplemented by income provided by the trust.
Special needs trusts are complicated to set up and come with a number of options that may impact the beneficiary’s future, so it’s highly recommended that you seek out a trusted special needs trust law firm that has had plenty of success in the field.
A southern California local law firm that meets these qualifications is Burris Law. The firm specializes in business and trust law, and its partners have been assisting in the drawing up and execution of trusts for decades. Just take a look at what their clients have been saying about them:
I had a consultation with Jason who was extremely thorough and helpful throughout the entire conversation. We discussed what options my parents and I have for a real estate dispute issue, and everything was explained in a digestible manner that helped us reach a decision for the next steps.
Beyond pleased with Jason, as he is knowledgable, professional, and compassionate. Definitely will be reaching out to this firm in the future and recommend to family and friends.
Also, their staff is incredibly helpful. From the intake coordinator to the paralegals– they make the process very seamless. Communication was always seamless, responsive, and quick.
Thank you all so much. – Sarah O., Yelp Review
Ariana Burris was an absolute pleasure for me and my family to work with. We interviewed three other law firms before deciding to move forward with Burris Law. Arianna helped my parents establish their trust and a few other items they wanted in place. Ultimately we chose to work with Ariana due to her experience and the values she represents. She took the time to really understand our situation and tailored her knowledge to our needs. Relationships + Solutions + Results. 10/10 great people all around at Burris Law! We highly recommend! – Ryan B., Yelp Review
If you are the parent or guardian of a special needs child or dependant, we highly recommend starting a special needs trust as soon as possible with the specialists over at Burris Law. You’ll finally be able to sleep soundly knowing that your charge will be able to live a fulfilling and happy life, even if you aren’t around to see it.
488 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866