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Celebrity Estates: Christopher Reeve and Planning for Disability

You don't have to be Superman to protect your loved ones with disabilities.

 

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Many of us remember Christopher Reeve for his unforgettable performance as the first Superman to appear on the big screen in 1978. But a lot of us forget his later years were spent as a paraplegic after a tragic accident. 

In this episode, David Lenok speaks with Gina Nelson about some of the different planning you can do to prepare if you or a loved one should become disabled, and what you can do today to set them up for after you’re gone. 

Theo Wargo/WireImage/Getty ImagesChristopher Reeve and wife Dana Reeve

Christopher and Dana Reeve in 2003.

Gina discusses:

  • The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and how it’s set up to help those living with any type of disability; 
  • How a special needs trust can help you and your loved ones;
  • The difference between special needs and supplemental needs;
  • The importance of flexibility in your trust documents;
  • The different scenarios between who sets up the trust;
  • And more.

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