Elder law attorney
Caroline T. Knox is speaking today about Special Needs Trusts at the Winter Conference
for North Carolina Clerks of Superior Court at the University of North
Carolina’s School of Government.
A Special Needs Trust, known also as a Supplemental Needs Trust, is a trust
designed to hold assets on behalf of a disabled individual in a manner
that will benefit the individual without losing public benefits. Special
needs individuals and their families face financial and care issues that
may include financing long-term care, accessing public benefits, or ensuring
that the special needs individual is protected against financial predators
or abuse. Many strategies are available to help individuals and families
structure their assets for the maximum benefit and protection of the special
Caroline Knox, lead attorney of The Van Winkle Law Firm’s Elder Law
Team, is a widely recognized expert on matters relating to advanced trust
planning, including Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships, asset protection
techniques and other public benefits planning. She provides practical
and caring counsel to address the vast array of legal and regulatory issues
faced by older adults, people with disabilities, and their families.
Our Elder Law Team also includes case management specialists that provide
guidance and support for long-term care. With our support services, we
can help families identify the best long-term care options and actively
support their caregiving needs.
To speak with a member of The Van Winkle Law Firm’s Elder Law team, please
contact us today.