Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Trusts

Protect Your Child's Financial Future

Kevin Urbatsch, Jessica Farinas Jones


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Leave money to a loved one with a disability—without losing benefits

Use a special needs trust to provide financial security for your child (or anyone) with a disability, without jeopardizing important government benefits. Funds in a special needs trust, when used correctly, do not count against eligibility for benefits and can be spent to improve the quality of your child’s life.

This book provides everything you need to know about special needs trusts—whether you make one yourself with this book or have an attorney draft one for you. The authors explain:

  • how special needs trusts work
  • the trustee’s role
  • ways to pass important information to successor trustees
  • the pros and cons of joining a pooled trust.


Kevin Urbatsch:
Kevin Urbatsch is a principal of the special needs and settlement planning firm, Urbatsch Law Firm P.C. in Walnut Creek, California. He is a nationally recognized expert in the unique planning needs of individuals with disabilities and their families. Mr. Urbatsch is a charter member of the national organization, the Academy of Special Needs Planners. He writes and is a frequent lecturer both locally and nationally on planning for persons with disabilities, primarily concerning special needs trust drafting and administration.|||Jessica Farinas Jones is an attorney at the special needs and settlement planning law firm, The Urbatsch Law Firm P.C., located in Berkeley, California. Jessica is a frequent presenter on special needs planning, including first party and third party topics such as settlement planning and third party special needs trusts. She is a California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) update author and has co-authored articles in the 2018 California Trusts and Estates Quarterly as well as the CEB Estate Planning Reporter, both covering Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts. Jessica is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) and served on the Planning Committee for their 2018 National Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been a member of the California Bar since 2016.