Having a child with special needs can add a different element to an individual's life. Therefore, when considering end-of-life plans, Massachusetts residents may wish to consider adding additional elements to their estate plans. A special needs trust could be one potential option to consider as individuals work to create their plans.
Estate plans can play a significant role in how a special needs child is cared for in the event of one or both parents' deaths. Therefore, individuals may wish to ensure that they create a will so that their estates are distributed as they see fit. Additionally, a will can be used to name guardians for minor children, and parties may be able to petition the court to name a guardian for a special needs person over the age of 18.