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Special Needs Trusts


Las Vegas Special Needs Trusts Lawyer

Protect Your Loved One With a Special Needs Trust

With a special needs trust you can set aside money or property for the benefit of a child or an adult living with a disability. Whether this disability was caused by an unexpected and life-altering accident, a condition arising from birth or a chronic illness, severe disabilities almost always create a significant financial burden for the family because of the curtailed earning power of the disabled person and the ongoing expenses associated with their care.

A special needs trust protects the assets of the physically or mentally disabled and provides immeasurable benefits. Such trusts are frequently used to receive an inheritance or personal injury settlement proceeds on behalf of the disabled person, or they are created from the proceeds of insurance settlements, litigation or compensation from criminally-inflicted injuries.

At The Law Offices of Brian C. Tanko, we believe in working closely with our clients and their family to ensure that their special needs family member can have the highest possible quality of life. We will initially assess the needs of your loved one, the available resources and the desires of you and your beneficiary.

Once we acquire this information we will be able to create a comprehensive plan that will comprehensively address your loved one’s long-term needs. We can help support the needs of your beneficiary by 1) helping to preserve their government benefits, 2) help to meet their long-term cash flow needs, and 3) help to enhance their quality of life and this may include education, recreational activities and custom living arrangements. The funds in a special needs trust can give you peace of mind and they can make a big difference in quality of life by paying for:

  • Essential dietary needs
  • Transportation
  • Personal care expenses
  • Out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • Insurance
  • Rehabilitation
  • Furniture
  • Education
  • Computers
  • Entertainment
  • Travel
  • Recreational equipment

Searching for an attorney to establish a special needs trust in Las Vegas?

A Las Vegas estate planning attorney from The Law Offices of Brian C. Tanko can help you draft a special needs trust that carefully considers your loved one’s needs and long-term goals. With our help, we can ensure that the special needs trust complies with SSI and Medicaid rules and does not risk your loved one’s eligibility to receive critical government benefits.