There are a wide variety of planning solutions for individuals who have special needs such as autism, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, serious personal injuries, attention deficit disorder, or other types of personal challenges.
The family member’s assets may need to be managed and secured. Where possible, we can assist with preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney in which the family member can appoint a parent or family member to look after his or her affairs. Alternatively, court-appointed guardians may be required to manage their property or their personal care.
We can assist with the decision to establish Registered Disability Savings Plans or the creation of special trusts, such as a Henson Trust or Inheritance Trust, to preserve the beneficiary's entitlement to government benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
Our estates lawyers have assisted numerous families in designing a plan that will provide for family members with special needs.