Metairie Special Needs Trusts Attorneys

With help from a skilled estate planning lawyer at our firm, Nicaud & Sunseri Attorneys at Law, LLC, in Metairie, we can help you properly set up a special needs or supplemental trust for a disabled loved one or minor.

Our firm offers a free initial consultation to explain the benefits of a special needs or supplemental needs trust and how we can help you correctly implement one to protect a disabled, minor or other type of vulnerable loved one.

Benefits of a Special Needs Trust

A special needs or supplemental needs trust will help prevent you having to disinherit them from your estate because you may fear that an inheritance would jeopardize their eligibility status for government benefits such as Medicaid and other much needed programs. Instead, the funds from the trust are meant to help supplement the care your loved one is receiving in addition to the funds and services provided by the government.

Medicaid helps cover essential health care, food and shelter. The funds from the special needs or supplemental needs trust make it possible for the beneficiary to enjoy a higher standard of living, covering expenses for things such as discretionary items such as recreational activity, upgraded medical equipment and access to new, clinical trials for treatment that Medicaid does not or will not cover.

There are many other advantages to a special needs or supplemental needs trust, including:

  • An inheritance is a matter of public record if stated in a will that goes through the probate process, while trust payments remain private
  • The privacy from this kind of trust can help protect your child or vulnerable loved one from predatory behavior
  • A special needs trust will also ensure that your loved one is not disqualified from any further government aid because of the money that you have left in trust for them

For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with our Metairie wills and trusts attorneys, call 504-662-9596 or complete the contact form on this site today.