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How Much Should Go into Your Special Needs Trust?

One of the most difficult challenges in planning for a child with special needs is figuring out how much money it is going to cost to provide for the child, both while the parents are alive, and after the parents pass someday.

All too often, it seems, I meet with someone who has done some estate planning but not their special needs estate planning nor have they given much thought to how much should fund that trust someday and which assets would be the best to use.

Before diving into the latter financial side, what is special needs estate planning? The crux of it is a special needs trust, which if properly established and managed, allows an individual with a

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