Special Needs.
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Children with special needs also need special financial considerations. That’s why Heath Burch and Scott Adams founded the Special Needs Planning Center. Their goal is to help parents throughout the different stages of their child’s development, while also helping the parents reach their own financial goals.

Planning Services

When caring for a child with special needs, the options can be overwhelming. The dedicated team at The Special Needs Planning Center can help you create financial plans that will help ensure a level of quality care for your child during and after your lifetime, and will prepare you and your family for the following:

Meeting Social Security Qualification Guidelines
Establishing Special Needs Trusts
Retaining Guardianship
Coordinating Family Assets
Creating Continuity of Care Documents
Planning for Post-Education
Settlement Planning
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Resources

When you have a child with special needs, there is so much you need to know to reach your financial goals for yourself and your family. In addition to meeting with one of our advisors, here are some additional tools to help along the way.

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August 2020 Economic Update
U.S. Markets Stock prices surged in August as investors cheered positive news of a potential COVID-19 treatment and welcomed a month-long succession of upbeat economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 7.57 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed 7.01 percent, and the Nasdaq […]
What, Where, Why and When Must a Special Needs Trust Be Reported to Government Agencies?
Note: Reprinted with permission of the Special Needs Alliance. One of the most common questions attorneys are asked after drafting a Special Needs Trust (“SNT”) is, “do I have to tell Social Security and Medicaid about the trust?”  The short answer is yes.  Of course, the […]
Customizable Visa Card Offers Flexibility to Beneficiaries
Note: Reprinted with permission of the Special Needs Alliance. Evaluating the Alternatives The last issue of The Voice introduced the True Link card, a customizable Visa card that enables individuals with special needs to conveniently make purchases without affecting their needs-based government benefits. Families and trustees […]
New Retirement Law Changes Special Needs Planning
Just before the end of 2019, Congress passed and the President signed a spending bill that includes significant changes to retirement savings accounts. Known as the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, this legislation changes rules around retirement plans in several key ways. […]
Prudent Investor Considerations
Prudent Investor Rule – A History The year was 1830 and the case was Harvard v Amory. In the case, Harvard college alleged that the trustees had willfully made high-risk bets in order to benefit the deceased man’s widow rather than establish a standard source of […]
How Powerful is the Power of Attorney?
A power of attorney is an incredibly powerful instrument that all people, regardless of wealth or status, need to consider. Powers of attorney generally fall into two types: healthcare and financial. A power of attorney for healthcare, also called a living will in some instances, directs […]

Workshops

Interested in learning more about how you can plan for your family’s future? Come to our workshops.