A Special Needs Trust (SNT) can provide for the future protection of a son or daughter with a disability. But more can be done.
Once a SNT is established, you may still have concerns:
- What if the trustee needs guidance in making prudent decisions?
- Who will meet with my child to observe his or her living arrangement or working conditions and make sure that they are appropriate?
- Who will make sure my child has accessed all available publicly-funded programs and he or she is receiving all to which he or she is entitled?
- Who will ensure the trust is administered in a way consistent with my child’s best interest?
- Who, besides the trustee, will review the financial statements and expenditures administered by the trust?
Over the years, families have asked us these questions. In response, Hinkle Fingles & Prior has established ‘Trust Protect,’ a unique legal service designed to provide added security, on-going expert guidance and professional accountability to the administration of your Special Needs Trust.
With Trust Protect, our legal partners and staff have a formal role in your child’s future and well-being. We will periodically meet with your beneficiary, monitor the conditions under which he or she lives and works, review relevant trust documents, provide guidance to the trustee, and ensure your child is accessing all available state and federal benefits programs.
Our attorneys have decades of experience, working directly with people with disabilities, advocating for public disability services, arranging and reviewing financial documents and records, and establishing, monitoring and petitioning for changes in guardianship arrangements. Many of our attorneys have a family member with a disability.
Contact our office if you have questions or would like to discuss Trust Protect.