Creating an estate plan: What you need to know

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Establishing an estate plan is an important step in ensuring that your loved one with special needs is taken care of for as long as they need support. This is true whether the child with special needs is still a minor or is now an adult. Planning is especially important when a child is receiving needs-based public assistance, or may require such benefits in the future. 

So, if you’re estate planning or thinking about it…… you may want to read Planning for Your Child’s Future… What Every Family of a Child with Special Needs Ought to Know. (posted June 14, 2012)

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