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Is setting up a special needs trust difficult?

On Behalf of | Jul 13, 2019 | Estate Planning |

When you have a person in your family with special needs, you may be wondering what needs to be done so that you can set up a trust fund on his or her behalf. Your choosing to be proactive in starting a fund in Massachusetts will help provide stability and comfort for your loved one in the event you become unable to care for him or her. 

Working with a professional to establish a trust fund is often a crucial and helpful step. A person with experience in developing, maintaining and overseeing estate planning of various types, can provide you with helpful insight about which step to complete first in your effort to start a trust fund. They can also help you analyze your lifestyle and that of your family member with special needs to assess how to customize the trust to make it optimally beneficial. 

According to CNBC, the disability that your loved one has and the subsequent resources required to help him or her to live comfortably will play a large role in determining how much money you should be contributing to the trust fund. Additionally, there are different options for trusts depending on the level of need that your loved one will have. When you begin to make designations and have an idea of the type of trust you would like to set up, consult with other family members to finalize a solution that will provide the most benefit to the person the trust is for. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.