Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts
In order to ensure that you and your loved ones are taken care of in the event that you become incapacitated and are no longer able to make decisions for yourself, it is beneficial to establish a legal guardian. If a legal guardian is not named, the incapacitated person can lose all rights and have them granted to a guardian chosen by the judge. Even though courts will presumably act in what they believe to be the best interests of the parties involved, their choices don’t always align with our own. If it’s important to you to know who will be acting on your behalf should the need arise, designating a legal guardian ensures a smooth process.
Likewise, parents and caretakers of children or adults with disabilities or special needs face specific challenges that don’t end with basic estate planning. Blazier, Christensen, Browder & Virr, P.C., can assist with the implementation of a special needs trust to eliminate the worry that your loved one will not be taken care of in the event of your incapacitation or passing.
Special needs trusts are extremely beneficial in special needs planning because it helps ensure that funds will go specifically to the care of your loved one instead of someone else. It will also establish benefits that will ensure better quality of life for the loved one left behind.
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