Special Education and Regional Center Blog
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Guest Post: Shannon Liu Shair is a fellow heart mom and estate planning attorney. It is very important for families with special needs children to plan for their futher. Below is an explaination about what this planning entails. For more information visit www.liushairlaw.com.
As a mom of a child with medical complications, an Estate Planning attorney, and someone who has experience with the special needs community, I understand the importance of getting preparations done. When you have a child who is receiving supplemental services, has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), or otherwise needs access to different resources, there is a lot to think about. The last thing we want to think about is what would happen to our children should we not be around anymore.
When we work so hard to provide for our families, and particularly for those whose children receive government benefits (e.g. SSI, Medi-Cal), it’s crucial to consider Estate Planning and Special Needs planning.
Now, what is Estate Planning?
What is Special Needs Planning?
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When should you consider Estate Planning/Special Needs Planning?
I hope this was helpful! This process can seem overwhelming so it’s important to find the right attorney, make the connection, and start working together to develop a customized and comprehensive plan for your family.
If you live in California (we are located in the East Bay in Fremont) and would like to learn more about Estate Planning, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.liushairlaw.com