North Jersey.com: Parents who have concerns about the well-being of their special-needs child upon their passing can take legal measures to ensure that their intended wishes are implemented.
Attorney James DeSantis, who handles estate planning for individuals with special needs |in the Law Offices of Christine Ann Soto (christinesotolaw.com), encourages families to set up the following:
n A Will
n A Special-Needs Trust
DeSantis said creating a will and trust will make sure that the greatest amount of the parents' estate passes to the intended beneficiaries. It also will minimize taxes and probate, which is a legal process of settling the estate of a deceased person.