If you have a loved one who is disabled or has special needs, you should read this article called “Introduction to Special Needs Planning.”

Planning for individuals with disabilities or special needs, is complex and requires great care. It is an area of the law that is fraught with dangerous misunderstandings. This article will provide an overview of planning for those with special needs.

One source of misunderstanding is that many assume that the only element of special needs planning is the use of a special needs trust (“SNT”). While an essential component to special needs planning, a special needs trust is only one factor of the planning.