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Disabled should never mean disadvantaged.

Whether you’re the parent of a child born with special needs, or an adult forced to make adjustments after the onset of a disability, Kearns & Kearns can help you secure the necessary health care, financial security, comforts of living, independence – and renewed optimism – to last a lifetime.

Kearns & Kearns attorneys are members of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, not-for-profit, invitation-only organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Jay Kearns is a founding member and past president.

We know how to strategically set up a comprehensive special needs trust for you that would set aside funds – including gifts, legal settlements and/or inheritance – without jeopardizing the ability to receive public benefits now or down the road – such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).


Why have a Special Needs Trust?

A special needs trust pays for the “extras” – quality-of-life-enhancing goods and services that can include everything from a private nurse or handicap-accessible vehicle to recreational and educational experiences. Even the purchase of a home.

Not only the Trust, but the support, too.
In addition to designing and drafting the special needs trust itself, Kearns & Kearns can help you by providing services, including:

  • Helping you select a qualified trustee – the personal advocate responsible for managing, investing, and distributing the trust’s funds wisely
  • Helping you select trustworthy, experienced financial advisors
  • Counseling your trustee on tax issues and public benefits
  • Advising you and your trustee on how to make distributions without losing public benefits
  • Preparing trust and probate accountings

Learn more about the special advantages of a special needs trust, and if it’s right for you. Click here to contact Kearns & Kearns now.

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