Many parents of disabled or sickly children live in near constant worry about what will happen to their kids once they’re gone. Our system is set up in such a way to make it basically impossible for them to be taken care of or have their needs be met by the government, so parents have to make very stringent and concrete plans for a future in which they will not be present in their children’s lives.
One of the best ways to do this is through setting up a special needs trust, which allows a special needs recipient of a post-mortem inheritance to continue being eligible for governmental assistance. Often, recipients of even a modest inheritance get booted from social security and other forms of welfare because they surpass the income requirements, so parents looking to leave something for their children have to plan the process carefully.
Setting up a trust or joining a pooled trust is no easy feat, as many who have just had some basic wills drawn up and then tried to revise them can tell you. If you’re planning on leaving even a basic inheritance for your special needs children or wards, it’s highly recommended that you get some specialized legal help so that there is nothing left to chance.
In Orange County, the best firm offering the services of special needs trust lawyers by far is Burris Law, who specializes in most types of end-of-life planning and estate law. The lawyers at Burris are remarkably effective, personable, and have created a large and loyal client base, as evidenced by their many glowing testimonials:
Ariana helped my parents and I handle my parents’ end of life planning and setting up a revocable trust for their assets. The process was incredibly smooth, quick, and positive. Ariana and her staff are extremely helpful and responsive, and more than happy to answer any questions that may arise when you inevitably get overwhelmed with the amount of information that you need to understand. Ariana made it clear that we are her clients FOR LIFE.
On top of that, they run their business responsibly during COVID, with all initial meetings being handled remotely and only the signing occurring in person. We were given a timeslot and showed up in masks and were in and out quickly. Amazing experience with a lovely business. Would definitely recommend Burris Law to anyone looking for someone to manage their estate planning. THANKS ARIANA! (Rakesh J., Yelp Review)
For most people I would assume getting a lawyer is a scary thing… for me it surely was! Jason and his team were recommended by a mutual friend and I was of course leary because I just did not know what to expect. I was not excited to have to hire an attorney, I was scared and honestly just frightened that I did not know what to expect. I am SO THANKFUL that my friend recommended Jason and his team. They were KIND, HONEST and FAIR! I could tell from the jump start that they were there to help quickly and fairly. I always heard to be careful of attorneys who charge by the hour because they drag things on etc. Jason was so the opposite. He wanted to be financially fiscal for me which was so relieving from the start – I cant thank this team enough. They literally helped me in every way possible and I am beyond grateful. Getting a lawyer was scary but they definitely changed my perspective and made me humble to know that kind and honest people come into your life in the strangest way sometimes. THANK YOU BURRIS LAW! (Alea C., Yelp Review)
If you have special needs children and are desperately worried about their future after you’re gone, get in contact with Burris Law today. You can finally find some of the peace you’re looking for after they’ve set you up with a comprehensive plan detailing how your kids will be taken care of for the rest of their days.
200 N Tustin Ave #110, Santa Ana, CA 92705