Long Island Special Needs Attorneys

Guardianships
Every person is regarded as a legal adult upon reaching the age of 18 whether or not he/she has a developmental disability or is mentally ill. A guardian ensures that the rights, interests, and desires of the person with disabilities is protected. more

Supplemental Needs Trusts
Persons with special needs may qualify for certain governmental benefits; however, they cannot have monies in their own name that exceed a certain monetary amount. Supplemental needs trusts can help to protect those funds from being considered income for the purposes of qualifying for government benefits. more

Special Education
Under federal law and state law every student with a disability is entitled to a free appropriate public education. Our firm can help to ensure your child receives the education he or she is entitled to. more

Estate Planning
By drafting an estate plan,families can be sure that the disabled person receives an inheritance, without effecting their governmental benefits such as Social Security or Medicaid. Likewise, those with minor children who have special needs can show their intent and desire for certain person(s) to take over as guardian(s) at their demise. more

Special Needs Divorce Counseling
Matters relating to child support, custody and special education decision-making arise during a divorce proceeding, which can affect children with special needs. In particular, issues related to child support and eligibility for government benefits are often unaddressed. more