Trusted Ventura & Los Angeles Counties
Special Needs Planning Attorney

With medical costs rising, it is more important than ever to have a plan capable of protecting the interests of your loved one with special needs. At the Law Offices of Martin T. Yarnell, we can design a plan to provide for the care of your special needs loved one now and when you are no longer able to serve as their primary caregiver.

Mother with Downs Syndrome Child

The goals we can help you accomplish include:


  • Alleviating your concerns about protecting your loved one’s eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other government benefits
  • Maximizing the amount of public and private resources available to assist your loved one
  • Helping you address the planning needs of other members of your family

To accomplish these and other goals, we will work closely with you to identify your priorities and overall family objectives. We will also analyze your financial situation to determine what benefits are available to you and use the best strategies to maximize these benefits today and in the future.

Ventura County
Special Needs Trusts Attorney

Special needs trusts are generally used to maintain eligibility for means-tested government assistance programs such as SSI and Medi-Cal, as well as to create a fund that provides additional services not available through SSI and Medi-Cal.


While there is a wide range of public assistance programs available, each has its own rules governing eligibility. Furthermore, the medical requirements of an individual with special needs change over time, as does the family’s financial situation. This is why it is so important to seek counsel from an attorney with extensive experience in special needs planning.


For more information, call 805-230-2930 to schedule a consultation with special needs planning attorney Martin T. Yarnell. We serve clients in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and throughout Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.