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Guardianship & special needs planning


At Pitt & Emison, we're proud to provide you with advice and direction regarding guardian law. When you have minor children, you should always name a guardian. You should name this person or persons in your will and in your power of attorney. A guardian will only step in if both parents die or are unable to care for their children.

If you have not named a guardian, the court will step in and choose a person they deem to be in the best interest of the child. The guardian you choose to step in and care for your children does not have to be the same person you choose to manage your children's finances.

The decision on who to name as guardian(s) is often difficult. We help you think objectively about the people in your life, so you can decide who you want to care for your children. We encourage you to include specific wishes and guidelines for the guardian(s) you choose. Contact us to learn more about special needs trusts & guardianship in Louisville, KY.

Happy Child with a Disability, Guardianship, Louisville, KY

Special Needs Planning

Families who have a family member with a disability, a physical limitation, or other special need must plan very carefully. How assets are held and protected after your death can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life for that family member.

A special needs trust allows a parent or other family member to provide funds for a disabled child in a manner that will not disrupt their eligibility for government aid and benefits. Some important considerations in establishing a special needs trust as a part of your overall estate plan include
• Whom would you trust to be the guardian for your child
• Whom would you trust to manage the trust's assets and supervise your child's finances
•What guidance or instructions would you give for your child's education, housing, personal and emotional needs.