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SPECIAL NEEDS (DISABILITY) ESTATE PLANNING

Attorneys Jody Cohen Press and Steven Press Parents who have children with special needs need to do an extra level of estate planning. Their plans need to contain trusts that will continue or permit future receipt of public assistance benefits for their children. Sometimes parents are told that they need to disinherit children with physical disabilities or who are developmentally delayed so they won't lose their benefits. This is not true. Parents can have wills drafted with Supplemental Needs Trusts. These trusts permit children to receive their benefits and still receive "the extras" that improve their quality of life.

Similar, but not the same as Supplemental Needs Trusts, are Special Needs Trusts. These trusts are created when a disabled child receives a large sum of money, typically through an inheritance or an injury settlement. Special Needs Trusts must be carefully drafted so children do not lose or become ineligible for public assistance benefits.

We have drafted these trusts and can advise you if they are appropriate for your child or children.

Contact us to discuss your family's circumstances.

Press Law Office, PLLC
Park Place East
5775 Wayzata Boulevard Suite 700
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Contact Attorney Steven M. Press at 612.338.8927 or 952.525.2297
Contact Attorney Jody A. Cohen Press at 952.525.2298

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