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As the parent of a child with special needs, you know that their journey is filled with profound joys, unique challenges, and an endless stream of questions about the future. How will I ensure they receive the care and support they need throughout their life? What legal and financial provisions must be made? Where do I even begin?

Take a deep breath. You don’t have to navigate this road alone. Our team at Marx Law Firm has been guiding families just like yours through special needs planning for years. We’re not just attorneys – we’re partners deeply invested in your child’s wellbeing and your family’s peace of mind.

Contact our Frisco special needs planning attorney to schedule your consultation.

What is a Special Needs Trust?

At the core of many special needs plans lies a powerful legal tool known as a special needs trust. But what exactly is it, and why is it so important?

A special needs trust (also called a supplemental needs trust) is a specialized type of trust that allows you to set aside funds for your child’s supplemental care, education, therapy, housing, and other expenses not covered by public assistance programs like Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Here’s the key difference: with a traditional trust, any funds provided to your child could disqualify them from receiving those vital government benefits. A properly structured special needs trust, however, ensures your child can access those benefits while still enjoying an enhanced quality of life from the trust’s disbursements.

Many families with special needs children rely heavily on these government programs. That’s why establishing a special needs trust is often the cornerstone of a family’s long-term financial plan.

Building a Customized Special Needs Plan for Your Child’s Journey

While a special needs trust is undoubtedly crucial, it’s just one piece of a larger puzzle. At Marx Law Firm, we take a truly holistic approach to special needs planning – because your child’s needs extend far beyond just the financial realm.

Support Through Every Stage

The needs of a child with autism, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy can shift dramatically as they grow from infancy to adulthood.

Our experienced attorneys will be by your side through each stage, providing guidance and advocacy:

  • Early Childhood — We can assist with developing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and ensuring your child receives appropriate special education services, therapies, and classroom accommodations.
  • Transitioning to Adulthood — As your child nears the age of 18, we’ll walk you through the process of establishing guardianship or exploring alternatives like supported decision-making agreements allowed under Texas law.
  • Long-Term Care Planning — Our team has deep experience in areas like structuring special needs trusts, petitioning for guardianship of an adult child, and exploring residential care options.

Throughout this entire journey, we’ll be your legal advocates and advisers – but also your understanding supporters.

Addressing Every Aspect of Your Child’s Needs

True special needs planning must account for your loved one’s medical, educational, financial, legal, and quality-of-life requirements. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Estate planning
  • Trustee selection and trust administration
  • Guardianship proceedings
  • Government benefits advice and protection
  • Reviewing programs providing services and benefits
  • Special education advocacy
  • Future care planning
  • Residential placement advisement
  • Sibling and family support guidance

We’ll work closely with you to understand your child’s unique situation, then craft a plan that keeps their best interests as the top priority.

Why Families in Frisco Trust Our Expertise

For years, Marx Law Firm has been privileged to serve the special needs community in Frisco and throughout Collin County. Generations of families have put their faith in our team’s experience, compassion, and deep legal knowledge.

“Brad Marx and his firm are top notch! Needed some legal work and family planning documents and Brad and team did an outstanding job for us. Not only was the work done quickly but every aspect of the work done was explained thoroughly and all are questions were answered…” – Client Testimonial

More than just accomplished special needs planning attorneys, we’re members of the same community you call home. We support organizations like Autism Society of Texas, Frisco ISD Special Education Services and Texas Parent to Parent.

Our mission extends far beyond just the letter of the law. We’re dedicated to empowering families, protecting your children’s rights, and ensuring you never have to walk this journey alone.

Gain a Lifelong Partnership for Your Child’s Life

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of special needs planning, that’s perfectly understandable. At Marx Law Firm, we help families like yours design a comprehensive, personalized plan that covers every contingency.

We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team. This is an opportunity to share your family’s unique story, have your questions answered, and start developing a long-term plan tailored to your loved one’s needs.

Schedule your consultation today by calling or filling out our online form today. Let’s start putting the pieces together for your loved one’s secure future.


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