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Estate Planning
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Special Needs Trust

As experienced attorneys in the special needs field, we understand the unique challenges families face when planning for the future, especially when a loved one has special needs

Our dedicated team at Paths Law Firm focuses their law practice in order to craft customized estate plans, with a particular emphasis on Special Needs Trusts (SNTs).

A Special Needs Trust is not just a legal document;

It’s a lifeline for families seeking to provide lasting financial stability without compromising eligibility for vital government assistance programs. Paths’ approach begins with a comprehensive consultation; it is here we delve into a family’s financial situation, future goals, and concerns. A personalized estate plan then includes a very comprehensive SNT, ensuring the seamless transition of assets while preserving access to essential benefits.

Why Consider A Special Needs Trust?

Navigating the delicate landscape of estate planning for individuals with special needs demands precision and a deep understanding of the legal intricacies involved. Our experienced attorneys at Paths Law Firm specialize in crafting Special Needs Trusts (SNTs) tailored to your family’s unique circumstances.

Proudly serving the Kansas City Metro area, our team understands the specific legal nuances of both Kansas and Missouri.

We approach each case with compassion, recognizing the unique challenges your family may face. Your peace of mind is our priority.

With a history of successful cases, our experienced elder law attorneys have earned the trust of families across the region.

Key Benefits Of A Special Needs Trust:

Preserving Eligibility:

Our meticulous planning ensures the preservation of vital government assistance programs, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Customized Solutions:

We go beyond cookie-cutter approaches, offering personalized estate plans that not only protect assets but also provide for the long-term care needs of your loved one.

Secure Your Family's Financial Future:

At Paths Law Firm, we believe in empowering families through sound legal strategies. Let us guide you through the intricacies of estate planning, ensuring a seamless transition of assets and a legacy that stands the test of time.

Special Needs Trusts:

Nurturing Financial Stability for a Lifetime Your Trusted Ally in Estate Planning and Elder Law in the Kansas City Metro Area.

Common Case Studies

Client Background:

The Davidson family approached Paths Law Firm seeking guidance on safeguarding the financial future of their special needs family member. As seasoned elder law and estate planning attorneys, we recognized the importance of tailoring our expertise to meet the unique needs of each client.



The Davidson’s primary concern was ensuring the long-term financial security and care for their family member with special needs. They were well-aware of the potential pitfalls in estate planning, particularly in the context of special needs trusts. Their goal was to navigate the legal landscape effectively to guarantee a seamless transition of assets while preserving eligibility for essential government assistance programs.


Our  Solution:

Paths Law Firm focuses on crafting customized estate plans catering to the intricate needs of families like the Davidson’s. Our team guided them through the process of establishing a Special Needs Trust (SNT), a crucial component in ensuring financial stability without jeopardizing eligibility for vital assistance programs.


Key Steps Taken: to help the Davidsons make sense of the situation, find clarity about their options, make an educated, informed decision regarding their next step.


  1. Comprehensive Consultation: Our initial consultation involved a detailed review of the family’s financial situation, future goals, and concerns.

  2. Personalized Estate Plan: Crafting a personalized estate plan, we developed a Special Needs Trust that not only protected the family member’s assets but also provided for their long-term care needs.

  3. Government Benefits Preservation: Through meticulous planning, we ensured the preservation of eligibility for government benefits, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

  4. Legal Compliance: Staying abreast of evolving legal landscapes, we ensured the Davidson’s estate plan complied with all relevant laws and regulations.



The Davidson’s now have peace of mind, knowing they’ve taken the necessary steps to secure their family member’s financial future. The established Special Needs Trust not only safeguards assets but also provides a clear roadmap for the ongoing care and support of their loved one.


Client Testimonial:

“Paths Law Firm guided us with expertise and compassion through the intricate process of securing our family member’s financial future. Their dedication to our unique needs and unwavering commitment to compliance reassured us that we made the right choice. We highly recommend their services to any family navigating the complexities of estate planning.”



Navigating the complexities of estate planning, especially when special needs are involved, requires a nuanced and experienced approach. Paths Law Firm stands as a beacon of expertise, ensuring families like the Davidson’s can face the future with confidence and security. Invest in your family’s peace of mind – choose Paths Law Firm for all your elder law and estate planning needs.


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