If you have a child who is disabled, there are various of legal avenues you can explore to protect him or her. Not only can we help you plan their educational needs, but you can also use estate planning tools to protect their safety and financial well-being, should you pass away or become incapacitated.
The Scranton student planning law firm of Murphy & Murphy, P.C. offers experienced legal services to provide assistance for families who have a disabled child. We pride ourselves on our commitment to obtaining a favorable resolution to your legal matter. For more information about our practice, we invite you to contact us today.
Our Lehigh Valley special needs trust lawyers are here to help you craft a sound plan that will provide for your child's needs. Planning for a child with a disability is extremely important since they may not be able to actively participate in making decisions regarding their future, even once they reach an adult age, and because they often have additional expenses that will follow them their entire life. We can help you set up a special needs trust that provides for these expenses and directs how they should be paid by the representative who will oversee the trust.
Sometimes, your child's needs may require pursuing a guardianship. Our Pennsylvania guardianship lawyers can also help you have an appropriate person, including a parent, appointed into this position once a child reaches the age of 18 so that all of the adult child's needs are met. A guardianship appointment can help:
- Protect the assets of a disabled adult child
- Ensure proper custody of a minor child should a parent become incapacitated or pre-decease them
- Make medical decisions regarding the health and welfare of the disabled child if a parent is unavailable
We welcome the opportunity to meet with parents to discuss what kind of trust or whether guardianship would be appropriate for your situation. Our attorneys want you to feel comfortable about making sound decisions for your child's future.
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Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you use estate planning options to protect a disabled child. We are also available to provide recommendations based on documents sent into our firm for our review.