I am a California attorney near you. The first step is to contact an attorney like me who does special needs trusts. The rules are fairly precise as to what you can or cannot do and the cost of doing it wrong is high. Contact me or an attorney in San Mateo soon.
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The first step is to hire an estate planning attorney, seriously. Special needs trusts are complex and there are many ways someone who's not familiar with them can draft them incorrectly.
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