Special Needs Financial Planners Cape Coral FL

Read on to learn information on special needs financial planners in Cape Coral, FL and gain access to public-private funding, special needs trust establishment, traditional investments, insurance services, and special needs supplement reporting, as well as advice and content on special needs financial panning.

Behavioral Therapy and Consultation Services
(239) 247-2279
sw 5th pl
Cape Coral, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology Center, Inc.
(239) 479-5093
3049 Cleveland Ave
Ft Myers, FL
Support Services
Education, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Southwest Florida ASA
(941) 931-2726
P.O. Box 61324
Ft. Myers, FL
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Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Childrens Autism Treatment Specialists, LLC
(239) 985-2287
18070 S. Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Research, Research, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Butterfly Effects LLC
(561) 302-4860
1601 NW 22nd Court J22
Pompano Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Legal Services, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, Other, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Eden Florida
(239) 437-5335
13631 Learning Court
South Fort Myers, FL
Support Services
Early Intervention, Other, Residential, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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J. Christopher McGinnis, Ph.D. (McGinnis Psychology Group)
(239) 482-2655
13730 Cypress Terrace Circle, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL
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Other, Psychological Counseling, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Seeds For Hope, LLC
(239) 989-4054
16174 Via Solera Circle #106
fort myers, FL
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Southwest Florida Chapter ASA
(239) 768-0723
1259 Shannondale Drive
Fort Myers, FL
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Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Prosperity Life Planning
(561) 638-6945
4673 Brady Boulevard
Delray Beach, FL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Legal Services, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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