Matthew S. Goodin

Goodin Law Office of Special Needs Planning

Matthew S. Goodin

Goodin Law Office of Special Needs Planning

Matthew S. Goodin

Goodin Law Office of Special Needs Planning

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Attorney Matthew Goodin's passion for helping individuals with disabilities began at an early age.  He has a younger sister, Rose, who has Down syndrome and began volunteering for Special Olympics at the age of 6 for his Aunt's softball team. Today, Matt coaches the Louisville Llamas, a Special Olympics softball team in Louisville. His experience working with individuals with disabilities has led him to start his own practice providing legal services to these individuals and their families.

"I have a passion for helping individuals with disabilities. I also have a passion for the law. Once I learned that I could combine these two, I knew that is what I wanted to do." - Matthew

Firm Description

Special needs planning is a lot like it sounds. It involves planning for the future care and well-being of an individual with special needs (whether caused at birth or by subsequent events). This type of planning often arises when parents of a child with special needs seek to have their estate plans written. Unfortunately for parents of a child with special needs, leaving your child a share of your estate outright can have serious consequences. Your child with special needs is likely receiving certain public benefits, such as supplemental security income (SSI) and Medicaid. These benefits are "means tested"; to qualify, income and resource limits must be met. If these limits are exceeded, benefits may be reduced and/or eliminated. Leaving your child with special needs a share of your estate outright would likely put your child at risk of losing some, or all, of their benefits. Proper planning must be done to ensure that your loved one's right to these benefits is not jeopardized by an inheritance, gift, settlement, etc. Through the use of a special needs trust, you can provide for your child's future needs while also protecting the important benefits they are receiving. 


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Louisville, KY 40299

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