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The Importance of Special Needs Trusts

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A sad case currently before the San Francisco Probate Court, In the Matter of the Fiorani Living Trust, deals with the tragic issue of what happens when a person abuses his position as trustee over a special needs trust meant to protect an individual who has developmental disabilities.

Estate Planning When an Adult Child Has a Substance Abuse Problem

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Inheriting a large sum could have dire consequencies

Special Needs Trusts: Estate Planning Strategies for the Special Needs Family

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Special children require special estate planning. If the child is receiving government benefits, it is especially important to let family members know that their well-meaning gifts must be carefully planned. For example, a well-meaning loved one could accidentally disqualify the child’s government benefits.

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