We know, first-hand, the unique needs of families and individuals with special needs. We know that when you have a child with special needs, daily stresses like IEP meetings, medical care and therapies can make thinking about the future overwhelming. Your child depends on you in so many ways and will continue to depend on your guidance into their adulthood. By planning now, you ensure that your child will receive the care and support that you intend for them at every stage of their life.
Every family situation is unique. When crafting a customized plan for your family we take time to get to know you. On our initial visit we’ll sit down with you to talk about your child’s unique needs, benefits that may be available to him or her and your vision for their future. We identify possible threats to your child’s care including any assets that he or she may inherit from you or others. We provide to you a plan to accomplish your goals.
If your plan includes a Special Needs Trust, and your child is receiving Medicaid benefits, we take the extra step of having it approved by your county Department of Job and Family Services so you can be sure that your child will not lose any government support they are entitled to receive.
We take these extra measures because we believe that peace of mind is the best gift we can give to families.
When a child with special needs reaches the age of 18, a guardianship can be obtained through a court process, whereby a guardian is given the authority to make decisions affecting the care and maintenance of the disabled person. The attorneys at Resch, Root & Philipps are experienced at assisting families through the court process to establish the proper type of guardianship for their circumstances.
Read» the 2017 Guide to Supplemental Security Income (SSI)