Parents with special needs children are often overwhelmed with the myriad of laws and regulations that apply to the various medical and housing benefits available. One of the risks of wading into this morass without legal advice is the chance of overlooking an aid program that may provide the kind of care that the child needs.
Some of the legal issues that parents of a special needs child face include ensuring Medicaid eligibility, applying for the most beneficial Medicaid benefits, creating a special-needs trust, setting up a guardianship or conservatorship for the child and dealing with a divorce. An attorney who is knowledgeable about special needs programs can provide guidance and advice for parents who want their child to live in comfort and dignity, even when they are no longer around.
One of the principal challenges faced by parents of special needs children is protecting their assets from payback requirements that are often attached to federal or state medical assistance programs. A lawyer who practices in the special needs area can suggest various techniques and legal devices to shield assets from collection. Whether it's crafting a special needs trust or setting up a conservatorship, an experienced lawyer can find the right solution for each situation.
The attorneys at the Pollan Law Firm deal exclusively in special needs planning and elder care. They examine each client's unique situation and strive to provide the solution that best serves their client's needs. The Pollan firm is located in Atlanta, but it serves clients throughout Georgia.