Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Psychological Side of Planning for Special Needs Children

Unknown-2While estate planning for special needs children tends to be more complicated in several aspects, one of the most difficult aspects of the financial decisions is the psychological side.  The psychological aspects come up when addressing where a special needs child should live or how to avoid broken relationships while planning for  a special needs child's affairs.  

Some parents are inclined to keep their children in a bubble, but this may not be the best thing for one's special needs child.  Managing tough decisions like this can wear on a couple.  The New York Times reports that some couples turn to religion to stick together. 

See Ron Lieber, The Psychic Toll Paid In a Special Needs House, The New York Times, Oct. 12, 2012. 

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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