San Diego Special Needs Trust Lawyers

If you are the parent of a child with a disability, careful estate planning is critical to ensure they will be taken care of after you pass away. A special needs trust is a critical component of that plan.

What Is a Special Needs Trust?

A special needs trust is similar to other types of trusts—it sets aside assets for a beneficiary and puts them in the control of a trustee. It also allows a disabled adult to continue receiving government benefits (such as SSI and Medi-Cal), even if the value of the assets in the trust would otherwise disqualify them.

When Is a Special Needs Trust the Right Choice?

Special needs trusts are ideally suited for disabled individuals, as they are designed to ensure that such individuals continue to have access to the ongoing resources they need and are also able to benefit from the additional financial support that will enhance their quality of life.

Understanding the Terminology

If you are considering consulting with a special needs trust lawyer to discuss your situation, the following are some of the common terms to familiarize yourself with:

Meet the Attorneys on Your Side

What Sets Us Apart

Marked by Integrity

Over 30 years of practice in San Diego County and a reputation for professional excellence.

Driven By Excellence

Award-winning attorneys who resolve even the most complicated issues and cases.

Unmatched Expertise

One of the few San Diego firms that focuses exclusively on trust and estate matters.

Creative Problem Solving

A team that thinks outside the box to find the best solution to your problem.


Our clients and their families return to us generation after generation.

Community Oriented

Our attorneys are actively involved in the local community and have been for over 30 years.

Our Clients Say It Best

I had the pleasure of working with Hilary Vrem during a family probate case. It was a difficult time for me as I was dealing with a loss in the family and needed assistance tackling the legal process. She provided me with a clear understanding of what to expect and guided me through my best options and next steps. She went above and beyond throughout our correspondence. I would happily recommend BJJ, their attorneys, and Hilary to friends and family who are dealing with a similar situation.

Let Us Represent You

If you think this type of trust might be right for your family, our San Diego special needs trust lawyers can guide you and answer all your questions. Contact us today.

(619) 696-7066