Elder & Special Needs Law

Elder & Special Needs Law

Our seniors and persons with special needs are some of our most cherished persons. Sadly, they also constitute one of the most vulnerable groups to those who would prey upon them. Minnesota law provides protections for people who cannot make decisions regarding their person or property, which are guardianships, conservatorships, and protective arrangements. We have extensive experience initiating these protective procedures, which maximize the liberties of vulnerable persons, while providing needed protection and oversight.

For people who are receiving public benefits, there are additional concerns regarding protecting and preserving limited resources. There are means of creating special funding arrangements for their personal needs called special and supplemental needs trusts. We have experience creating and managing these trusts.

Our seniors and persons with special needs are some of our most cherished persons.

The following are examples of cases that we have handled for vulnerable persons and those with special needs:

  • Implementation of Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Protective Arrangements
  • Assisting Guardians and Conservators with administration of their duties
  • Establishment of special and supplemental needs trusts
  • Review of IEP plans and denials of IEP services
  • Representing persons subject to guardianship and conservatorship
  • Assisting clients in navigating Medical Assistance and waivered services

About Messick Law

Messick Law was founded by Steven Messick, a highly respected civil litigation lawyer in the State of Minnesota. Steven currently serves as a council member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for strong legal ability and high ethical standards. Super Lawyers® has further recognized Steven as a Rising Star since 2019. As an experienced litigator he is also a counselor and mediator who provides practical solutions to complex legal problems.

Unique Solutions for Your Legal Concerns

Serving clients across the State of Minnesota, Messick Law advocates for clients with a variety of special needs and circumstances. Considering all outcomes, we work to develop robust solutions specific to each case.