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3 Special Needs Planning Mistakes to Avoid

If you have a child with a disability, it’s vitally important to create a special needs document that will give direction concerning their care. This takes the burden away from family members and ensures that your wishes are followed. Fortunately, the SPGG team can create this document for you!

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Discover several mistakes parents make concerning special needs planning and why creating this document is so important:

Forget to Put the Plan in Writing

Verbal communication falls short when it comes to legal matters. In order for a judge to respect your wishes, it must be in writing. Knowing exactly what to put in this document can feel overwhelming. However, one of our special needs attorneys can discuss your wishes with you, ask you the right questions, and guide you in the right direction to ensure that all of your bases are covered.

Leave the Planning to Someone Else

Many people choose to give a trusted family member or friend the money intended for their child. They believe that the appointed person will take care of the special needs child. While this may be out of good intention, it carries extreme risks. Without a plan in place, that money intended for the child could be at stake during a bankruptcy or divorce. Setting up a special needs trust will safeguard the money and the child’s future.

Disregard Important Matters

Maybe you have already created a special needs document. But, it’s important that it includes all legal matters that may concern your child. Several needs it should address include a will, trust, guardianship, proper care-giving, letter of intent, and more. With a well-rounded letter, your child will be cared for in all aspects of his life.

Allow us to meet with you, hear out your wishes, and create a special needs document. This will give you peace of mind knowing that your child will continue to be taken care of in years to come.

Contact us today to get started!