Special Needs Law

If you have a loved one with a disability, then you already know that it is difficult to plan for providing for your loved one's future needs. Who will be the guardian when you pass? Who will provide the special care and support? Who will prepare meals? Who will monitor medical care? Who will pay bills? Who will help keep the routine that your loved one has established?

Gilliam Law Firm PLLC can help you prepare for the future and ensure that your loved one continues to enjoy the same quality of life that individual had when you were alive. Duane Gilliam advises families on their options,  which may include certain types of special needs trusts or other alternatives, to ensure public benefits are not reduced or eliminated. We can help you develop a Personal Care Plan, a Special Needs Trust, a Supplemental Needs Trust, and many other legal instruments to ensure that your wishes are met. 

Special Needs Law and Planning addresses many details including providing for current care and future care, protecting assets from estate taxes and long-term care costs, preserving eligibility for government benefits, and providing funds for the “extras” that improve your loved one's quality of life. If you have a loved one with a disability who is receiving an inheritance or settlement or jury award in a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to ensure that these funds do not compromise an individual’s eligibility for certain public benefits like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income.

Gilliam Law Firm PLLC will help you ensure that family members with special needs will be taken care of. Call us at (910) 485-8899 to make an appointment.