Special Needs Law

Some families must assume special responsibilities to care for a loved one who will continue to require help through adulthood because of physical or mental challenges. At Mall Malisow & Cooney, we offer holistic Special Needs Planning. This broad approach uses state and federal Trust Laws to protect the assets of a person with disabilities.

Such planning can be used to effectively coordinate your loved one's care needs and to enhance the quality of your loved one's life. One of our firm's Special Needs Planning attorneys will be happy to discuss your concerns with you. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact our Farmington Hills office.

Types of Special Needs Trusts

Sometimes called "Discretionary Trusts" or "Amenities Trusts," Special Needs Trusts can help preserve assets to enhance the quality of life and care for the individual with special needs after becoming eligible for government benefits, including Medicaid.

Other Estate Planning Tools

    Special Needs Trust planning allows for the most efficient use of all available resources and provides for the management of assets designated for the care and well-being of a person with disabilities. Whether assets are protected by a 1st Party or 3rd Party Trust, this should always be part of a carefully designed estate plan. The plan should include:

    In addition to maximizing the amount of available resources to the person with disabilities, these planning tools may also reduce or eliminate the need for a court-appointed Guardian or Conservator.

    Talk To Skilled Special Needs Planning Attorneys

    Contact us today to discuss your situation with a skilled Special Needs Planning lawyer.