Planning for Special Needs in Northwest Arkansas
Help the special people in your life maintain and get the benefits they deserve by planning ahead.
People with special needs need extra special planning, care, and consideration.
- Leaving money for the benefit of the child without causing the child to lose important, means tested public benefits
- Making sure the funds are well managed for them and their benefit
- Keeping siblings from facing the burden of care
- Fairness of distribution between your children
- Make sure there is enough money to meet your disabled child’s needs
- Avoid paying it all back to Medicaid
- Disinheriting your loved one isn’t always the right answers.
A Special Needs Trust is used to hold money for your children without that money counting as an asset for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid. You can have the money in the trust used to pay for services that are not covered by government programs, insurance, or for extras that improve their quality of life like electronics, transportation, tickets, hobbies, and more.
A Supplemental Needs Trust can be the beneficiary of your life insurance policy or your entire estate. Anybody, not just you, can contribute to the special needs trust. And, there isn’t a Medicaid payback in these trusts. The money can be passed on as you want, not as the Government dictates with certain kinds of special needs planning.
What Our Clients Say
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We have trusted DeWitt Law Firm with our estate planning! We are pleased that all our t’s are crossed and our eyes dotted! Thank you Gary and Winnie!
Thank you again for being such nice people. I was very on edge about all of this. Thanks for taking the time to make me feel at ease and helping me through this process.
Gary and Winnie were so easy to work with to set up our Trust. They both explained everything in layman’s terms and made us feel comfortable with the decisions we made for us. We would recommend them to anyone that is interested in Estate Planning.
D.M. | Client
Gary DeWitt was an absolute pleasure to work with. He walked me through the entire guardianship process and addressed all of my concerns. He is a very intelligent, capable, and professional attorney. I would like to thank the Dewitt Law Firm for their expertise and professionalism in handling our family’s guardianship case. Gary and Winnie were outstanding and really put my mind at ease during the entire process. I highly recommend him and his staff.
DeWitt Law Firm’s Process
We listen to you and identify what matters most to you – wants, goals, worries, and concerns
We explain, in plain English, what is involved and what your options are
We discuss the legal issues involved and advise you on the consequences of each option
After we Listen, Explain, and Advise, only then will we Prescribe a solution for your peace of mind.