Northern New Jersey Estate Planning for the Special Needs Child

The northern New Jersey law office of A. Schancupp & Associates, L.L.C., is well-versed in the intricacies of estate planning for those with special needs.

Parents generally understand the need for a last will and testament to provide for their children upon their death. Often parents will establish a testamentary trust, meaning a trust that is created upon death, to maintain and manage their children’s inheritance until a certain age.

However, when dealing with a special needs child, consideration must be made for the effect of an inheritance upon the child’s Social Security benefits. The Essex County estate planning attorneys at A. Schancupp & Associates, L.L.C. have the experience to create theestate plan that is most beneficial for your specific situations of your special needs child or adult family members living with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Other mental disabilities
  • Other physical disabilities

We will help you structure a proactive and comprehensive plan that not only protectsassets meant to provide for them, but also ensures their care and other needs are attended to using other estate planning tools such as a living will and guardianship appointments. We can also ensure that this plan is followed and that your family member and their benefits are protected during the estate administration and probate process upon your passing.