Special Needs Planning

  • Estate Planning for Special Needs Children: How to Get Started

    Parents with special needs children face many challenges. While protecting your child’s financial future may seem like a far-off goal, a recent article points out that it is important to partake in some long-term financial planning now. Early planning helps to ensure that your child has enough assets to maintain proper care in the future. […]

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  • Caring for Special Needs Heirs

    The already challenging task of estate planning can become even more complicated when planning for loved ones with special needs. As governments on all levels continue to tighten their financial belts, income restrictions for medical and support services typically paid for by Social Security and Medi-Cal continue to drop. Therefore, as an article in the […]

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  • Leaving an Inheritance to a Special Needs Child

    If you have a child with special needs, planning your estate takes on a whole new dimension; especially, as this article in Forbes points out, now that “state and local governments are tightening income restrictions for medical benefits and supportive services, which are typically paid for by Social Security and Medicaid. Those services are tough […]

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  • Plan Ahead to Secure the Future of Your Special Needs Child

    Parents of special needs children know that they need to plan ahead. Depending on what the child’s needs are, that child may live at home and require a caretaker for the rest of his life. What that means is that parents of special needs children need to plan not only for the immediate and long-term […]

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  • The Best Way to Help the Special People in Your Life

    Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles often come into our offices to make estate plans, and one of the questions they ask is how they can support the people in their lives who have special needs. Special needs can include anything from Autism or Down Syndrome to Paralysis or blindness, and everything in between. Our clients […]

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  • New Website May Help Caregivers Breathe a Sigh of Relief

    If you provide care for an elderly relative or a special needs child you know how much work is involved in just getting away for an afternoon or evening, let alone planning for their care if you were to pass away. First you have to find a caregiver qualified to handle your charge’s more demanding […]

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  • Providing for the Special Heroes in Your Life

    As an estate planning law firm we often have to take on the role of encouraging our clients to think and talk about difficult issues. Sometimes, however, we have the joy of sharing something truly heartwarming. This video about autistic high school basketball player Jason McElwain is one of those things. Many of our clients […]

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  • Autistic Adults: When Your Child Needs You as Much at 50 as She Did at 5

    Every parent’s first priority is making sure that their child is provided for; that is by far the main issue that brings young couples into our offices, especially if that child is underage—they want to insure that their child will be safe and cared for if that tragic “what if” scenario should ever come true. […]

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  • Are There No Prisons? Are There No Workhouses?

    Individuals with mental illnesses already have a number of unique challenges to face, and now Time Magazine tells us they have one more terrifying prospect, because, according to Time’s recent article by Kate Torgovnick “on average, people with severe mental illness die 25 years younger than the rest of the population.” There are many contributing […]

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  • Special Needs Awareness Is A Benefit To All

    Our blog posts this week have focused on how the upcoming election could impact your assets and estate plan, and with our final post of the week it seems prudent to address the impact of the election on special needs families as well. After Sarah Palin’s speech in Pennsylvania on October 24, there seems to […]

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