Special Needs Planning Attorney | Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Butte, Helena, Kalispell & Bozeman, MT

Having a child or other loved one with special needs in your care means you have many additional considerations when it comes to decisions you make as you plan for their future and yours. While some of the decisions you make may seem easy and insignificant, it’s important to know the legal implications that your actions and decisions have now – as well as into the future.

With this in mind, it’s imperative that you have adequate special needs legal guidance and representation – someone who is well-versed in special needs law and the intricacies that are often involved at the state and federal levels.

As part of ourspecial needs law services, we work with clients on an ongoing basis to give them legal guidance on issues that include:

  • Planning for future care needs
  • Securing necessary and available government benefits
  • Estate planning and establishing special needs trusts
  • Coordinating retirement and life insurance beneficiary designations
  • Naming future trustees of a special needs trust
Special Need Child Care

As with most aspects of caring for an individual, special needs law planning requires a wide range of documentation and forms – many of which require a special needs lawyer with advanced knowledge of state and federal law to ensure they properly executed.

By working with a Montana special needs lawyer clients on a long-term basis, I’m able to learn their specific requirements and work within the confines of special needs law to find solutions that make the best legal sense.

If you have a child or other family member with special needs, don’t take chances with their future. Ensure they have the proper representation today and give them the best-possible outcome.

If you need help with life planning for the special person in your life, please call us today.


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