Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the United States, costing families an average of $60,000.00 annually. While the economic cost is astounding, the more alarming statistics are how common Autism has become. While you are in the middle of taking your child to swim practice, doing laundry, and preparing your family’s meals, planning for the future seems like a far-off project. The thinking is “we don’t know what tomorrow holds-we need to take this day by day”. While such a mindset is understandable, it is important to realize the danger of not planning. As the old saying goes, “we don’t plan to fail; we fail to plan.”
It is important to know that you are not alone in your struggle. One in 88 Children (1 in 54 boys) will face the battle with Autism. In the middle of the emotional battle and all of the trials of daily life, the last thing you should worry about is coordinating a search for special needs estate planning information.
The rules and regulations related to special needs planning are constantly changing. What may be the case today (such as the $2,000.00 limit for Medicaid) may not be true tomorrow and the rules can put you in a bad position if not monitored closely. There are many aspects to consider in creating estate plans while keeping the rules in mind, and plans may have to change as the rules do. Thankfully, with the right professional care and guidance, Autism will not to be a restricting factor in securing your child’s financial future. With so many complications and fears of losing benefits, the least of your worries should be having to reach for a legal dictionary to understand a professional’s advice. Understanding the issues can be made much easier if you had a conversation rather than attending a legal lecture full of code citations and court case references.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci would like to invite you to utilize our free, plain-English mini-course and audio program. Arm yourself with easy to understand information needed to create the best possible life for your loved ones and you at the same time. Simply click here to sign up.
Our goal is to provide you with the best, most qualified, comprehensible information to help alleviate the stress of finding answers on your own. And once you have at least the basics, you can find the right professional to work with and let them handle the difficult stuff.