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Category: Special Needs Trust

Considerations for Special Needs Children During Divorce

Divorce is a difficult process for an entire family to go through. It typically requires consulting with spouses about dividing assets, determining who lives in the family household, and who receives child custody. However, when one or more children have special needs, the divorce process often becomes more difficult. This is due to the custodial …

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Letter of Intent – A Must Have for Any Special Needs Family

Written by: Joanna Adu, Esq. If you are the primary caregiver of a person with special needs and passed away tomorrow, is there someone who could pick up where you left off in caring for that person? A letter of intent is a document used to communicate the instructions, preferences and general need-to-know information about …

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What is a Special Needs Trust and How Can it Help My Family?

Written by: Joanna Adu, Esq. A Special Needs Trust (sometimes called a Supplemental Needs Trust) or “SNT” is a specific type of trust, created by federal law, that allows an individual with special needs, or someone on behalf of that individual with special needs (commonly parents or grandparents), to hold assets in trust for that …

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