Special Needs Financial Planners Bismarck ND

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ND Protection & Advocacy Project
(701) 328-2950
400 East Broadway, Suite 409
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Lawyers (Health Insurance Law), Lawyers (Special Education), Legal Services
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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ND Special Education, Department of Public Instruction
(701) 328-2277
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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North Dakota Congress of Parents and Teachers
(701) 223-3578
810 Divide Avenue, East
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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ND OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
(701) 328-3178
State Board for Vocational Education
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Job Coach
Ages Supported
9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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ND EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE
(701) 328-4525
Department of Public Instruction
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities
(701) 328-8953
ND Dept. of Human Services, 600 East Boulevard Av
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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North Dakota Early Intervention Program
(701) 328-2310 or (800) 472-2622
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 325
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Early Intervention, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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The Federation of Families for Childrens Mental Health
(800) 492-4951 or (701) 225-7199
P.O. Box 3061
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
(701) 328-2260
600 E Boulevard Avenue 11th Floor
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Childrens Special Health Services - North Dakota
(701) 328-2436 or (800) 755-2714
North Dakota Department of Human Services
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Early Intervention, Medical, Therapy Providers

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Common Mistakes Parents Make With Their Special Needs Trusts

Common mistakes parents make with their special needs trusts

Heath Burch, CFP

We meet a number of families each year that have already met with a planner in an attempt to design a special needs plan. The plans are put together with the best of intentions in hopes of providing ongoing care for their loved one with special needs. Unfortunately, many of these plans are incorrectly designed and fall short of providing the desired outcome.

The most common errors we see are often related to the drafting of a special needs trust. We'll outline below three of the most common mistakes we encounter when working with reviewing these trusts.

Each week we review a number of special needs trusts given to us by parents simply looking to confirm that what they have works. The family has done exactly what they thought they needed in that they have created a trust in order to provide ongoing care for their loved one with special needs should they no longer able to provide it. The problem is that many of these documents are put into place without the parents truly understanding what they are signing.

We've seen documents that do not successfully preserve access to benefits like social security, often the primary goal of the trust. We have encountered documents that make the state (Medicaid) the named beneficiary of any assets remaining after the child's life in cases when it is not necessary. At times we have even seen documents that ultimately disinherit a child with special needs without the parents even aware of the fact.

If you aren't certain that your legal documents are designed as you intended or worse, you aren't sure exactly what they contain, please get them reviewed by an attorney that specializes in this type of planning. It never hurts to get a second opinion and provide yourself the sense of security of knowing that you have a well-drafted, effective set of legal documents to protect your family.

In the event that you have a well-drafted special needs trust your work may not be done. If the attorney or advisor you worked with hasn't walked you through how to title all of your various assets and you haven't moved most of your assets into the trust when appropriate, or directed them to the trust through a beneficiary designation or transfer on death designation when appropriate, you aren't done.

This is not an easy task, which is exactly why so many families walk into our office without having it done. There are a lot of reasons why the titling work may not have been done. It is possible the advisor didn't want to take on the responsibility. Maybe you weren't sure how to title an asset such as your house in the trust? Or maybe you had every intention of updating your beneficiary designations, but just forgot or ran out of time?

Regardless, you must finish what you started. If the attorney or advisor that helped you with the trust hasn't helped you finish the job, it is your responsibility to find someone who can.

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