Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trust terminated when beneficiary moved

Special Needs Trust Terminated When Beneficiary Moved

What happens to a special needs trust when the beneficiary moves to a new state? Will the trust continue, or transfer to the control of the new state? One special needs trust beneficiary in Colorado discovered the Centennial State’s odd rule: a special needs trust is terminated when the beneficiary moves. Parker Wilson’s story Young …

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Special trust for your child

Should You Establish a Special Trust for Your Child?

Let’s talk about a special trust for your child. Not necessarily a “special needs” trust, but a trust for a beneficiary who can not manage their own finances. What’s in a name? Search for information about special needs trusts, and you’ll find plenty of entries. But you’ll also find plenty of confusion. What’s the difference …

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Grandson's Trust

Grandson’s Trust Not Countable Asset Even After Modification

Too often, people fail to adequately plan for their children (or grandchildren) who have disabilities. This week we read a Nebraska case about a grandson’s trust that put his public benefits at risk. His grandmother had created a trust for him, but it was not a “special needs” trust. The courts fixed the problem, but …

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