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Roswell Special Needs Trust Lawyer

Special Needs Trusts

If you have a child who was born with a disability or who now suffers from a long-term or permanent disability, you may have concerns about what will happen if and when you are no longer able to care for him or her. A special needs trust can give you peace of mind, setting forth provisions for a child's care and welfare in any contingency, without disqualifying the child from important government benefits. An experienced lawyer can help you put measures in place that meet the individualized needs of your family.

At the office of Patrick J. Gibbs, P.C., Attorney at Law, I have worked with individuals and families in and around Roswell for decades. For the last 20 years, I have focused my practice on issues related to estate planning and probate, including special needs trusts. I have personally handled more than 1,500 estate plans. I take a comprehensive approach, looking at probate and non-probate assets, such as insurance and retirement plans, always working to integrate your planning to meet your specific goals.

Experienced Assistance With Special Needs Trusts

I will help you take all the steps necessary to establish a trust to address any special needs of a family member. I will draft and execute all necessary documents to put the trust in place and will work with you to establish a method for the transfer of assets to the trust, whether during your lifetime or through your will or a beneficiary designation (e.g. life insurance) upon your death. I will also help you identify potential successor trustees, should you place assets in trust during your lifetime.

As a general rule, if your child receives anything from your will or another person's will, they will be disqualified from receiving Social Security benefits or Medicare. I will help you plan accordingly, taking the correct steps to ensure that your child gets all the benefits available to provide for his or her health and well-being.

Contact My Office

To arrange a private meeting with an experienced Roswell special needs trust attorney, contact me by e-mail or call my office at 770-645-4990. I am available outside of traditional business hours to meet with you, if necessary. My office is located in the Historic District in Roswell, Georgia.

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