Category Archives: Special Needs

Don’t Make this Common Terrible Special Needs Planning Mistake

I was reviewing a client’s estate plan the other day, and was shocked to see this very common special needs planning technique.   It isn’t a rare technique, and it seems very natural but is often a terrible idea.  The document provided that the child with special needs was proactively disinherited.  More often then not it

I Can’t Believe I have Been Blogging for 4 Years

On August 5th of 2008 I put up my first post.  I had no idea if anyone would read about my journey, nevertheless care about what was going on in my life, but I wanted to share my thoughts with whoever wanted to read them.  Since putting that first post up I have seen somewhere

If You Have a Child With Special Needs Please Be Careful When Making Financial Moves

If You Have a Child With Special Needs Please Be Careful When Making Financial Moves

The office I work at has a prominent Special Needs Planning department, and when meeting with one of the planners on a separate case he to me a horrible about parents making financial decisions without fully understanding the ramifications to their child with special needs.  The situation is probably more common than you would expect

Planning for Children with Special Needs Part III – The Third Party Special Needs Trust

Disclaimer: You should always check with your financial or legal professional before estate or financial planning especially when dealing with as sensitive and advanced subject such as Children with Special Needs. This is the Third Part of a multi-post series on planning for children with special needs. Part I – Introduction Part II – Letter

Planning for Children with Special Needs – Part II Letter of Intent

Disclaimer: You should always check with your financial or legal professional before estate or financial planning especially when dealing with as sensitive and advanced subject such as Children with Special Needs. This is the Second Part of a multi-post series on planning for children with special needs. Part 1 – Introduction Step One Create a

Planning for Children with Special Needs – Part I Introduction

Disclaimer: You should always check with your financial or legal professional before estate or financial planning especially when dealing with as sensitive and advanced subject such as Children with Special Needs. I have no idea the reason, but I love estate planning and I hope that enthusiasm comes through on this blog.  There is something