ESTATES, TRUSTS & WILLS
- LAST WILLS AND TESTAMENTS
- ESTATE PLANNING
SPECIAL NEEDS LAW
Special Needs Planning encompasses the holistic planning needs of an individual with a disability. It includes both decision making for the individual with a disability either through the use of a Durable Power of Attorney and other proxy documents or through a guardianship. It also includes estate and benefit planning for the individual, often through the use of a Special Needs Trust. In addition, we can refer you to benefits counselors who can assist you through the application for Medicaid benefits and advocacy through other government agencies.
Types of Services:
- Estate Planning, including use of Supplemental Needs Trusts, Last Will and Testament, Medical Directives, Powers of Attorney
Planning for an individual with a disability requires special knowledge of estate planning rules, guardianship laws and government benefits. If you are a person with a disability or have a person with a disability in your life, please contact our office for a consultation to develop an individualized estate and long term care plan which best fits your needs. We have experience helping clients across Texas and are ready to go to work for you.
Note on Maximizing Public Benefits
I refer my clients to work with Life Planning for Families of Special Needs to understand and comply with the fundamental rules for protecting eligibility of a trust beneficiary for SSI and Medicaid. (means-tested benefits). The contact number for this company is 972-964-3444.
- SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS
- GUARDIANSHIP FOR CHILDREN OR ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
- DIVORCE WITH CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
- CHILD SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
- MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
- SPECIAL NEEDS ISSUES
Divorce is a very personal matter, full of emotion and complexity. No two divorces are alike. I believe that in a divorce case, an effective attorney will build a genuine relationship with his or her client, provide personalized guidance regarding all the relevant issues, and work strategically toward favorable results.
There may come a time when your family law order no longer works for you and your family. It may be time to modify your prior order. Family law orders reflect a judge’s decision or the parties’ agreement about resolving a case at a certain point in time. It is understandable that circumstances can change as time goes on.
If you have experienced a change of circumstances — a change related to you or your children that you think could significantly impact a court order, seek the legal advice you need. In certain situations, it is possible to modify orders related to child support, conservatorship, and visitation.
The Law Office Lisabeth Ann Mims has successfully represented clients throughout the North Texas area. Please contact my office if you need the help of an experienced family law attorney.
- DIVORCE WITH CHILDREN
- CHILD SUPPORT
- MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT
- CONSERVATORSHIP (CUSTODY)
- MODIFICATION OF CONSERVATORSHIP
- PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS
- POSTMARITAL PARTITION AGREEMENTS
- PROPERTY DIVISION
- NAME CHANGE FOR CHILD OR ADULT