Our clients with family members who need help in coping with life usually need more extensive structure than a basic estate plan affords. Our clients turn to us to recommend solutions to provide for special family members when they are no longer able to do so. Often this means preparing what is known as a “Special Needs Trust” to make sure that funds are available throughout the family member’s lifetime.
Some friends or families have members who are not able to care for themselves, or minors who have lost their parents or have parents who are not able to care for them. Our attorneys are skilled at assisting clients in setting up guardianships of the estate and person, where necessary, both for minors and for adults. We evaluate whether your existing estate plans can be implemented or, if none, whether the best solution is for a guardian to be appointed to act for them.