Highland Special Needs Trusts Lawyer
When someone you care about has special needs, working with a lawyer can help you protect interests and provide for him or her in the future. At the law office of Donald R. Johannes, Attorney at Law, in Highland, Illinois, we use decades of experience to help families create special needs trusts to achieve their personal and financial goals.
The law affecting special needs trusts is complex, and it takes an experienced lawyer to truly protect your needs. We have done a great deal of work in the area of special needs trusts — dedicating our careers to protecting the legal rights of the elderly, as well as those of people with mental and physical disabilities. We know the law on special needs trusts, and we know the best ways to protect the people you love.
Trusts For A Disabled Child In Madison County
Many people set up special needs trusts when a loved one with a disability receives government resources. The law requires that families spend their own resources first before receiving government assistance. However, doing so can mean that families pay more than they can — and that people with disabilities miss out on little things that can make their lives just a bit easier.
A special needs trust puts money aside for a trust beneficiary so that the person can have nice and needed things, like clothes and meaningful enrichment activities. Although people often don’t like to think of it, special needs trusts can also be set up to cover future funeral expenses.
“Special needs” doesn’t always mean disability. Each family is different, and families face different challenges. Sometimes, it is necessary to put money in a trust to prevent a beneficiary from misusing it. For example, when a family member is addicted to drugs, creating a spendthrift trust can make sure that an inheritance is used positively.
We can help you determine which type of trust is right for you. We draft and review trusts and aid in trust administration.