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Special Needs Planning

Special needs planning focuses on helping those with disabilities maximize and preserve government benefits, protecting assets and the inheritance loved ones leave so the government can’t look at assets or an inheritance as an available resource, and assuring lifelong care so you know your loved one will be taken care of even when you are no longer around. We often advise on and utilize tools such as supplemental needs trusts, special needs trusts, ABLE accounts, qualified income trusts, powers of attorney, and we handle both guardianship and conservatorship court procedures. Often a guardian and conservator is appointed when a child with a disability turns 18 or if an adult later becomes disabled. Our estate planning attorneys have a deep understanding of government benefits along with the ins and outs of special education. Parents of children with special needs must make careful special needs planning choices to coordinate and account for the legal, financial, government benefits and special care needs of loved ones – both now and in the future.

Co-founder and Sioux Falls estate planning attorney Bobbi Thury is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and does government benefits planning, like Medicaid planning. That means she has the ability and training to provide expert guidance in a constantly evolving field of law.

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Special Needs Estate Planning Online Resource Center

Planning for your loved one with special needs requires extensive research to become a well-educated advocate. You will want to stay on top of the latest medical, educational, financial, and legal changes. We hope this Special Needs Resource Center provides you with a quick reference to find the additional resources you may need.


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Legacy Law Firm offers legal services in estate planning, asset protection, elder law and trusts to individuals and businesses throughout the Midwest. We currently practice in these states:

  • South Dakota
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota

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