Idaho Estate Planning - Raising a Child with Special Needs

Many times, families raising children with special needs don't know how to begin their financial planning, says The New York Daily News in a recent article, "How to prepare a financial plan for families with special needs children."Experts estimate that raising a child to age 18 costs roughly...

Idaho Estate Planning - What's Fair To Your Kids May Not be Fair At All

Are you planning to design your estate plan to make sure your adult kids are treated fairly? What if one child has never been good with money, while the others are completely independent? This post from New Jersey 101.5, "Being fair in estate planning," says there are options.While there's no...

Idaho Estate Planning - Special Needs Trusts

Leslie Sieleni found out her son had Down’s syndrome when he was 5 days old. Now 14, Sean Sieleni talks about driving a car, going to college, living on his own and getting a job. His mom supports those dreams, but she worries. One thing that eases her mind is the prospect of Minnesota...

Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Guardianship Abuse

Ohio is taking action against a developing problem: guardianship abuse.Recent media reports have revealed that Ohio has a large problem with some court-appointed guardians who abuse their wards. The guardians are people whom the court has approved and appointed as guardians over elderly people...

Idaho Estate Planning - Rising Costs of Special Needs Care

The costs to care for a child with special needs is on the rise, as reported in a new study in the medical journal JAMA Pediatric. The study found that the total lifetime cost of supporting an individual with an ASD is $1.4 million in the U.S.—with an added intellectual disability, the total...
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