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Planning for Children and Adults with a Disability

How to Plan for Disabled Family Members

Navigating special needs law and services for individuals with disabilities can be a complicated and daunting experience. Regardless of whether the disability arises from an intellectual disability, a developmental disability, a chronic disease or an injury, our Special Needs Team is available to assist the individual and their family to access the day-to-day support needed.

Our special needs planning services include, but are not limited to:

  • Transitioning from the NJ Division of Children and Families (DCF) to the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
  • Guardianship and Surrogate-Decision Making
  • Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) Benefits
  • Disabled Adult Child (“DAC”) Status
  • DDD Eligibility
  • Medicaid Eligibility
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts

Ask a Special Needs Attorney

Many families have limited experience working with attorneys. Learn more about Who We Are and What We Do.

Wealth Preservation Services

Porzio’s Wealth Preservation attorneys serve New Jersey families with offices in Morristown NJ, Princeton NJ, and New York City. We provide legal counsel on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Asset Protection Planning, Special Needs Planning, Wills and Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers, Living Wills, Probate, Estate Administration, Estate and Trust Litigation, Guardianship, and Tax Planning to families in Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County and Warren County.

* Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the American Bar Association accredited National Elder Law Foundation. The National Elder Law Foundation is not affiliated with any governmental authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.

We understand that planning for the end of life, a disability or aging can be complicated and emotional. We are here to help you.