December 01, 2015

Providing for Adult Children with Disabilities in a Traditional Estate Plan: Looking Beyond the Special Needs Trust

Webber Barton Roscher

This article was originally published in the November/December 2013 issue of Probate & Property, vol. 27, no. 6, and is reprinted with permission.

Ongoing advances in medical research and technology likely will result in children with developmental disabilities of all kinds living well into adulthood. As a result, practitioners must be able to plan for these special needs children (including adult children with special needs) when clients seek advice regarding their own estate plans and how to ensure that their children are cared for on a long-term basis.

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