10 Tips for Parents of Special Needs Children (Estate Planning)

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There is more to estate planning--particularly when special needs children are involved--than signing some documents and putting them in a strong box or filing cabinet, never to be found again. As a general rule, we should keep our estate planning documents in a safe place that is readily accessible in the event they are needed. Parents of children with special needs should also use a binder that contains all the information that future caregivers will need to carry on after the parents are gone. The information in the binder should be updated periodically to reflect changes in family circumstances, changes in the needs or desires of your child, and other issues that may assist your child's future caregivers in carrying out their duties.

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