When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Contents When Do You Need a Will? When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now. Asset and Account Consolidation for Your Estate Investment account consolidation is important to consider for estate planning. Principles of Preserving Wealth How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.