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Establishing a Living Will
Advanced health care directives, or living wills, are documents often drafted for individuals and adults with developmental disabilities. In some cases, these are drafted to instruct anointed individuals in the drafter’s care in the event that he or she becomes incapacitated or becomes unable to make independent decisions. The living will expresses the drafter’s desires in how he or she wants the person’s life sustained or in the case of terminal illness, how the individual would prefer to prolong death. Our California advanced health care directives lawyers have more than 30 years experience in drafting wills, special needs trusts and living wills that successfully protect our clients’ rights.
Special Needs Trust
In the event that the drafter needs to leave inheritance or money in trust for a child with a developmental disability, he or she will need to have a special needs trust created. This format allows the trustee to supplemental medical and social security insurance, providing a higher quality of life.
Although it is understood that the money is intended for the child, there can be numerous events that can cause the money to be spent otherwise. The relative may die before the disabled child causing the money to go to their heirs, or losing the money to judgments, bankruptcy or divorce settlements. To help prevent these potential scenarios our attorneys can help draft a workable special needs trust.
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