Tennessee Special Needs Trust Attorneys

Special needs estate planning focuses on providing care for the needs of our loved ones with disabilities after we are gone.

Our special needs trust attorneys are here to help design your trust with arrangements that protect your loved one’s eligibility for need-based government benefits.


What is a special needs trust?

A special needs trust protects disabled individuals’ eligibility in government assistance programs like Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

The special needs trust allows a trustee to distribute either income or assets in a way that doesn’t jeopardize the government benefits that your loved one receives. Since the special needs individual doesn’t actually own the assets within the special needs trust, they can still be eligible for the various benefits programs that have strict asset limits.

We’ll discuss your unique situation and help create a custom roadmap to ensure your wishes are always upheld. Contact us to get started today.

Protect your disabled love one's future

special needs trust attorney knoxville
special needs trust attorney knoxville

Parents of children with special needs must make careful estate planning choices to coordinate all of their children’s legal, financial, and special care needs – both now and in the future.

Usually receiving an inheritance, lawsuit settlement, or other monies will disqualify a special needs person from their government benefits. Special needs trusts are used to enhance the disabled person’s life while still allowing them to receive their public benefits such as Medicaid or SSI.

We serve clients in Knoxville and the surrounding area. Start the process by contacting us at (865) 666-6175 to schedule a no-obligation conversation with an experienced attorney today.

Special needs planning can be intimidating. 

Not only are you forced to think about what happens when you die, but you also have to make potentially family altering decisions.

That’s where having a solid plan in place today can create peace of mind for whatever tomorrow brings.

Contact Will Gurus today to learn about your estate planning options.

Advantages of special needs trusts

Some of the many benefits of a special needs trust include:

Improved quality of life

A special needs trust lets you supplement the beneficiary’s lifestyle while maintaining eligibility in government assistance programs like Medicaid and SSI.

Allows for additional contributions

Establishing a child's trust gives grandparents and other family members options to contribute without triggering gifts or other taxes.

Ensure assets are utilized as intended

With an special needs trust in place, you control distributions while following Social Security Administration and IRS guidelines.

Flexible funding options

Special needs trusts provide various funding options, whether cash, securities, or other assets.

Knoxville Special Needs Planning Attorneys to help map out your loved one's ideal tomorrow

Creative solutions from a caring team

Estate planning isn’t one-size-fits-all. Just like you, your plan deserves to be unique and fits your exact needs and wants. At Will Gurus, we take the time to listen first.

By listening carefully, we get to know each of our clients and then work together to make the best plan. Contact us at (865) 666-6175 to schedule a free no-obligation consultation today.

tennessee special needs trust lawyer
tennessee special needs trust lawyer

It all starts with a free conversation

Many people know they need an estate plan but are unsure where to start or what elements to include. Our process always begins with a one-on-one conversation with an experienced special needs trust attorney.

The initial conversation is performed at no cost to help see where we can provide the most significant benefit given our clients’ unique needs. Understanding your vision for tomorrow, we’ll recommend which tools would best provide the framework to make that happen.

You get to remove this burden from you and your family. We ensure all of the necessary legal mechanisms are in place so that you don’t have to worry about the what-ifs tomorrow may bring. 

If your situation changes, we are always here to help tailor your estate plan to best suit your needs. 

Contact us at (865) 666-6175 to schedule a free no-obligation consultation today.

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