Juan Antunez, on his blog, writes about a contest between child support claims and special needs trusts. His article, which focuses on Alexander v. Harris, — So.3d —, 2019 WL 2147281 (Fla. 2d DCA May 17, 2019) , begins as follows:
A special needs trust created for a disabled or elderly person that’s intended to supplement — but not supplant — government assistance programs (such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and SSI-related Medicaid) by creating a fund to pay for care and services not otherwise provided by public programs. While these trusts are designed to comply with the strict federal regulations governing eligibility for government disability benefits, they’re also subject to all of the state laws any other trust is subject to in Florida. That intersection of state and federal law is at the heart of this case.
Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal..