Recommendations on making a will when you have a child with special needs.
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Making a will is important for anyone who wants to ensure that their assets and property are distributed according to their wishes after they pass away. However, it is especially important for parents of children with special needs to have a will in place. Here are some recommendations to consider when making a will for a child with special needs:
1 – Choose an executor and/or trustee who is knowledgeable about the needs of individuals with disabilities.
2 – Consider setting up a special needs trust, which can help ensure that your child’s needs are met even after you are gone.
3 – Make sure to include specific instructions for how your child’s inheritance should be used and managed.
4 – Consider appointing a guardian for your child, especially if they are not able to make decisions for themselves.
5 – Keep your will up to date and review it regularly to ensure that it still reflects your wishes and your child’s needs.
It may also be helpful to consult with a lawyer who specialises in estate planning for families with special needs children to ensure that your will is comprehensive and legally sound.
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