Purchasing a Home With a Special Needs Trust

Purchasing a Home With a Special Needs Trust

Buying a house with a special needs trust can be a good move, but you should understand the pitfalls and complexities. For some people with disabilities, homeownership may present a uniquely empowering opportunity. But for many others, purchasing a home through a...
How Do I Give a Financial Gift to a Loved One With Special Needs?

How Do I Give a Financial Gift to a Loved One With Special Needs?

There are some things you need to know before giving a financial gift to a loved one who has special needs. The end of the year is approaching and the holidays are about to be in full swing. With that comes a time of gift-giving for family members. These gifts can be...
Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts: Why You Probably Need Both

Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts: Why You Probably Need Both

There has been a lot of excitement over the development of ABLE accounts recently. While ABLE accounts can be helpful planning tools for people with disabilities, they are certainly not a replacement for Special Needs Trusts. We’ll briefly look at why that is...

Special Needs Planning

Special Needs Planning As a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners, The Bell Law Firm understands the unique needs of special needs families, and works closely with these families and individuals to help them preserve their entitlement to public benefits. An...

The Most Important Planning Tool for Special Needs Families

Planning for special needs families continues to evolve. Historically, families left their estates to other family members, and they just hoped the family would take care of the special needs person. Leaving an inheritance for a special needs person was risky and...