Estate Planning for Children with Special Needs with Ellen Cookman

Estate planning for parents with a special needs child can be confusing and difficult at times, but planning for their future is critical. 

In this episode, Esther Szabo speaks with Ellen Cookman, JD, LLM, certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law at Cookman Law. Ellen shares her expertise and specialization in the area of estate planning for children with special needs. 

Ellen discusses: 

  • What falls under the umbrella of special needs
  • How a special needs trust works in tandem with other accounts you may have
  • The importance of flexibility within a special needs trust
  • How parents can maneuver the difficult process of developing a special needs trust
  • And more

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