Family Law Matters
We work with family law attorneys to assist them and their clients to advise on terms for marital dissolution settlements involving children and adults with disabilities who rely on public benefits such as Medical Assistance and SSI to meet basic needs. Our goal is to craft solutions that protect spousal maintenance and child support and minimize the impact on government benefits. We are sometimes called in by mediators or judges to provide objective information relevant to the case. We advise regarding the need for court establishment of certain trusts, whether or not to direct maintenance into a special needs trust and work with the family law attorneys to get necessary court orders.