Planning for Special Needs Family Members

It is important for many to make sure that family members with special needs are properly cared for and supported, even after you pass away. Fortunately, an elder law attorney, such as those at Peck Ritchey, LLC, can help Chicago residents plan for specific support of special needs family members and provide for their protection through the law. Once these plans are secured, you can rest assured that your family member will get the care he or she needs in the future.

Options for Support of Special Needs Family Members

Planning for special needs family members can be difficult, especially if you are unsure about the options available to you. The attorneys at Peck Ritchey, LLC, however, are experienced in elder law and can guide you through your decisions for the future. Options you have to support special needs family members in the future are:

  • Special needs trusts
  • Estate planning
  • Guardianship

In a special needs trust, a disabled person’s interests are protected in the sense that he or she can remain eligible for public benefits and at the same time, draw financial support from the trust fund set up by you. In estate planning, you can work with an attorney to secure your loved one’s future access to funds. And through guardianship, an adult over the age of 18 can still be taken care of by a close friend or family member.

Contact an Elder Law Attorney in Chicago

If you are trying to secure the financial future of a loved one with special needs, contact the attorneys at Peck Ritchey, LLC, today by calling our Chicago offices at (855) 328-5787. We can help you evaluate your options and make the best decision for yourself and your loved ones.