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Financial Planning – Filling the Special Needs Estate Planning Box

One of the most rewarding aspects of being special needs estate planners is the opportunity we have to work with professionals from other disciplines in order to help those families of special needs children and adults.  From insurance professionals, financials planners, accountants or clinicians and therapists, special needs planning allows us to work with people who are as dedicated as we are to helping families deal with their very unique, very special circumstances and challenges.

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It May Not Take a Village, but it Certainly Takes a Team

As an estate planning lawyer who focuses a large part of my practice on estate planning for special needs children and adults, and as the mother of a son with autism, it never ceases to impress me the number of caretakers, therapists, clinicians and other professionals who dedicate their time, energy and expertise to help special needs children (and their families) face the myriad of challenges they will face throughout their lives.  

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Final Phase of Mental Health Parity Law in Effect

The third and final phase of Washington state’s 2005 Mental Health Parity Law took effect July 1, 2010.  With this final phase of the law, insurance carriers must remove from state-regulated insurance plans any limits on the number of office visits or inpatient hospital days to treat mental disorders, unless the limits also apply to other health services covered under the plans.

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