Legal Planning For Special Needs Children and Young Adults With Special Needs
How to Put a Fortress of Protection Around Your Child Through All of Life’s Transitions
by Steve Worrall, Marietta Georgia Special Needs Planning Lawyer
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When Your Child Has A Disability….
If you are raising a child with a physical or developmental disability, we understand the obstacles and difficulties you face on a daily basis. Between running to and from specialist’s appointments, IEP meetings, occupational and speech therapy and caring for your child’s basic needs, there is little time to take care of the tasks of today, let alone plan for tomorrow. But, as you already know, there are also legal and financial concerns that must be considered for the future such as:
- Who would raise your child if something unexpectedly happened to you and/or your spouse?
- How can you ensure enough money is left behind should your child require a lifetime of care?
- What happens when your child turns 18?
- How can you continue to make medical and financial decisions on his or her behalf? And,
- How can you ensure your child is not taken advantage of financially or emotionally if you are no longer there to protect him or her?
The answers to all of these questions are found in the pages of our free guide, “𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬.” While each legal situation is as unique as your child, the attorneys at Georgia Estate Plan: Worrall Law LLC wrote this guide as a basic overview for busy parents who simply need a roadmap towards creating a worry-free future.
Simply fill out the form below to access your digital e-book where you will discover:
- How to choose legal guardians who can raise your child if something unexpectedly happens to you.
- How to ensure that the guardians you choose have enough resources to provide your child with a lifetime of care.
- How to handle the process of guardianship once your child turns 18 so you can continue making medical and financial decisions on his or her behalf.
- Alternatives to guardianship if your young adult is high-functioning and semi-independent.
- How to set up and fund a Special Needs Trust so your child has resources safely set aside for the future that won’t jeopardize government benefits.
- How to use ABLE Accounts to save an additional $100,000 tax-free.
- Why you need a team of trusted advisors NOW, and who should be on that team to ensure the long-term care and protection of your child
- How to avoid the most common planning mistakes made by parents of children with special needs. and more!
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