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Successfully Securing Your Special Needs Child’s Care for Life


Question: I am a 75-year-old Dad of a daughter with autism. My daughter has her own car and is quite independent.  She lives with me and we just moved closer to my son so that when I die my daughter could stay in this new house, and my son could help her.  She really only […]

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What Is the Best Way To Fund A Special Needs Trust?

Question: I have a Special Needs Trust for my son; however, I am not funding it at this time.  I just have not been able to find the extra money in our budget to fund the special needs trust, especially after we save for our own retirement.  What is the best way to fund a […]

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Is a Will a Sufficient Plan?


Question: My wife and I already have a will and have left our assets to our high-functioning son with autism to ensure a lifetime of extended care, if needed.  Is this a sufficient plan? – Tim B. Dear Tim, Having a will is a great start to a plan, but just having a will is […]

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How Do I Know if My Child Needs a Guardian?

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The question of Guardianship usually occurs around the 18th birthday, due to the fact that in most states the legal age of majority is 18. This means that an individual who attains the age of 18 no longer needs parental consent. This lack of parental consent equates to a lack of parental protection, as well. […]

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