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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Special Parents, Special Planning

Last night I had the opportunity to talk with a group of parents at Pace Brantley School. We were talking about the importance of planning for children with special needs. I applaud these parents for taking the time out of their busy schedules to pursue educational information to make excellent choices for their children.

Many children with disabilities will never live independently. As a result, there is an obligation to create a plan that anticipates what life will be like when the parents are no longer capable of providing round-the-clock guidance.

Yet, we live in a world where our mantra is, "When I win the lottery," and "If I die." We all know this isn't realistic but we prefer to think that only good things will happen to us and that death is still eons away.

Parents of special needs children must consider the possibility of planning with Special Needs Trusts and need to become informed about Guardian Advocacy for when their children turn 18 and are legally considered adults, capable of making all of their own financial and health related decisions.

I am committed to continue to provide education to families with special needs. For a complete listing of upcoming educational programs at The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan, LLC please visit our website. You can also read "Special People, Special Planning - Creating a Safe Legal Haven for Families with Special Needs" available through the law firm or on

Congratulations to those parents who have taken the time to begin this journey.

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