Compassionate Counsel For Families Of Vulnerable Children Or Adults
Caring for a child or adult with special needs is often a full-time job, as any caregiver can tell you. But what happens if you are unable to continue caring for your loved one due to sudden illness or incapacity?
Beltrano Law can help you ensure your loved one’s needs and interests are protected. We provide knowledgeable and compassionate counsel for Connecticut and Westchester County families of children or adults with disabilities on all the legal protections available to them.
Riverside special needs planning lawyer Michelle Beltrano and her legal team have extensive experience working with families who care for children on the autistic spectrum, loved ones with cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and other disabilities.
Putting The Right Legal Tools In Place
We help clients leverage various legal tools to protect assets and provide for a loved one with special needs, without jeopardizing his or her eligibility for government benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and other forms of public assistance. Examples of our involvement include helping clients:
- Establish a legal guardianship or conservatorship
- Create and maintain special needs trusts
- Receive education and program support
- Understand and apply for government benefits
- Establish supplemental special needs trusts to protect any personal injury or court settlements received by a minor or vulnerable adult
Protecting Parental Involvement Into Adulthood
In addition to protecting financial resources, Michelle helps families anticipate and plan for important life transitions such as when a child with disabilities turns 18. Legally, this ends all involvement or financial management by parents. However, in establishing an adult guardianship or conservatorship and special needs trust, parents can continue to assist their child while simultaneously allowing them to remain as independent as possible.
Smart Planning To Give Your Family Peace Of Mind
Beltrano Law seeks to help clients gain peace of mind about their loved ones with disabilities. By establishing concrete plans that provide for their continued financial stability, independence and personal welfare, we can help you preserve their quality of life.