Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

The Trust Protector as Insurance Policy

by Robert Fleming Planning for the lifelong care of a loved one with special needs is daunting. Even the most carefully constructed special needs trust can’t be expected to account for all contingencies. Appointing a trust protector can provide added security when you’re no longer able to monitor the trust’s management yourself. Because trust protectors […]

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Posted: September 21st, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Divorce Settlements Can Imperil Public Benefits

by Katherine N. Barr The prevalence of divorce for couples having a child with special needs is hotly contested. Some studies cite divorce rates up to 85 percent, while studies at the Kennedy Center at Vanderbilt University have reported significantly lower rates than the general population for couples having a child with Down syndrome. What’s […]

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Posted: September 7th, 2011 | 6 Comments »