In this Elder Law Minute, Wes Coulson reviews the nine most costly mistakes in special needs planning. Disinheriting a child, creating a generic trust, and procrastinating are just a few mistakes parents of special needs children can make in their planning.
The 9 Most Common Mistakes in Special Needs Planning
Hi, I’m Wes Coulson and this is your Elder Law Minute. If you’re the parent of a special needs child, whether that child’s 4 or 45, you might want to send for our brochure, 9 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Planning for A Special Needs Child. There’s really a lot of helpful information. Let me give you some examples. Here are common mistakes: disinheriting your child; ignoring their special needs when creating a trust for them; creating a generic trust that doesn’t fit; procrastinating; failing to invite contributions from other family members; choosing the wrong trustee; relying on your other children to use their money for your special needs child; failing to protect your child from special needs predators; and failure to properly fund and maintain the plan. You can learn how to avoid those mistakes by sending for our free brochure and also, give us a call. We’ll talk about it. Thanks!
For more about special needs planning, visit:
- The Advantages of a “Stand Alone” Special Needs Trust
- Insurance and Special Needs Planning
- Special Needs Planning
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