Special Needs and Disabilities


For parents of children and adults with special needs, seniors coping with the aging process, and seniors facing the possibility of long-term care; disability planning or special needs planning is essential.

Typical planning clients include:

  • special needs children and adults
  • children and adults who have suffered disabling personal injuries
  • trial counsel who need advice regarding liens and other pre- and post-settlement issues
  • individuals with progressive disabling conditions
  • Individuals and couples facing long-term care

For many clients faced with these complex and sensitive personal situations, the legal technicalities of conservatorships, guardianships, special needs and OBRA 93 Trusts can appear overwhelming.  It is essential to hire an attorney experienced in all aspects of estate, trust and other financial planning.  

Attorney Paul G. Holland Jr. advises parents of children & adults with special needs, and seniors on aging & long-term care.

Special Needs Children and Adults

Through trusts that are fully integrated into the family estate plan, parents and others can provide for their children with developmental or other disabilities. An individual may require extensive or limited care. Public assistance benefits may be accessed now or become necessary in the future. With those in mind, the plan’s design and implementation must meet the needs of the family. The plan must also be designed so that any government benefits are preserved while at the same time providing that person as much access as possible to private funds.  

Children and Adults Suffer From Disabling Personal Injuries

When an individual has been seriously injured as a result of an accident, medical malpractice or any other cause, there is often a settlement or judgment in the individual’s favor. When that becomes available, planning to protect the funds is essential.  Under federal and state law, many injured and disabled individuals may place their assets in an OBRA 93 Trust and qualify for Social Security Disability, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income and other benefits.  Often, trial counsel will partner with a trust and estates attorney to property represent the individual.  

Holland Law Offices has extensive experience establishing Special Needs and Disabilities Plans tailored to the particular needs of individuals and families. Contact Paul G. Holland Jr. for an initial consultation at 860-415-0075 or pholland@hollandprobatelaw.com.


Special needs and disability planning: they are two essential elements of a comprehensive estate plan.

And attorney Paul Holland can help you with both:

  • for children with special needs, whether they are minor or adult,
  • for seniors coping with getting older and facing the prospect of long-term care,
  • or even for an unexpected disaster that leaves you or a loved one disabled, having a plan in place is key.

Paul says no two cases are alike.

If your case involves a special needs child or adult, a comprehensive estate plan will help ensure you are not denied government benefits.

If your case involves a disabling personal injury that was the result of medical malpractice or an accident, any monetary award of judgement must be protected.

So, work with a skilled estate planning attorney who can make sure you get everything you are entitled to.

Social Security disability, Medicaid, SSI and other benefits are available. You’ve paid into the system, so now, if you need help, the benefits should be there for you.

Let Stonington estate planning attorney Paul Holland help. Call today or visit hollandprobatelaw.com.

Paul took the time to listen to my desires and provide suggestions based on his understanding of Wills, Power of Attorney, and Health Care Directives. He made a difficult task much easier and I would highly recommend him.

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Holland Law Offices has extensive experience in helping clients update their Estate Plans. Contact Paul G. Holland Jr. for an initial consultation at 860-415-0075 or pholland@hollandprobatelaw.com.

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