Special Needs Planning

Call Marion, Indiana Special Needs Attorney for Estate Planning and IEPs


Parents of children or adults with Special Needs seem to constantly worry. Are my child’s educational needs being met at school? How will decisions be made for my child if I die? How can I provide for the personal and financial needs to be sure my child or adult is taken care of after my death? Is there a way I can financially provide for my Special Needs child or adult in a way that still allows eligibility for governmental benefits? At our law office, we can help answer all of these questions and provide you the peace of mind you seek.

Estate Planning

All aspects of estate planning are applicable to special needs children and adults. One vehicle that is vitally important is a Special Needs Trust (SNT). It can be set up in such a way that funds are provided for the care of your child without jeopardizing their eligibility for governmental benefits like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). There are Third Party SNTs and First Party SNTs and we will help you decide which one works best for you.

IEP Work

The law requires public schools to offer services to special needs children that will meet the child’s specific needs by establishing an Individualized Education Program (IEP). There is a comprehensive list of services that, based on your child’s needs, are required to be part of your child’s IEP. If the necessary services are not provided to your child, we will represent you at a due process hearing to determine why the services are no longer provided or to have them reinstated.

At the Law Office of Elizabeth A. Homes LLC, we work with parents of special needs children and adults to be sure their children and adults are taken care of while their parents are alive and after they are no longer here. We also work with schools, parents and children with IEPs. Our office is located in Indianapolis and we serve the needs of parents living in all of Central Indiana including Fishers, Lawrence, Noblesville, Westfield, Williams Creek and Zionsville. We also serve clients in multiple other counties outside of Central Indiana. These include but are not limited to Allen, Boone, Carroll, Dearborn, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Jasper, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan and Tippecanoe.