There are many things in life that I can face with confidence. In fact, I don’t have many overwhelming fears or phobias. Maybe the same as a few others. I’m not a big fan of heights, open spaces, or large crowds. Other things I don’t mind quite so much. Slugs will send me running in the opposite direction. But there is one thing that scares me more than slugs, heights, large crowds, and open spaces combined. It’s the uncertainty of my autistic daughter’s future. It’s enough to keep me up at night. And it’s one of the few things in life that I cannot predict or control. But now, with thanks to Bloomwell for sponsoring this conversation, I can at least have some peace of mind.
The Uncertain Future of Parenting an Autistic Child
With many children, parents are certain or at least have a good idea, of what their child is going to do in life. The same doesn’t always hold true for autistic children. Though you shouldn’t count them out for anything. Given the right environment, they will thrive and grow. They will surpass all of your expectations and preconceived notions.
My daughter just might do that at some point in her life.
But until she does, I want to make sure that her future is taken care of.
How can I do that though?
Well, I start this process by looking into the steps to take. Things like housing, money, assistance on a daily basis; things that are already in place. i want to make sure that those will still be in place and that she will be provided for.
I’ve looked into setting up a trust, or making a living will. But I also knew that with my limited legal knowledge, there wasn’t much I could do beyond looking into these things.
And that’s where Bloomwell comes in.
How Bloomwell Can Help Special Needs Parents
Bloomwell offers highly customizable legal documents, according to your own state’s laws. They built the service a while back because they saw the need for quality documents for the whole family at a reasonable price. The documents can also be tailored to your families unique needs and situations.
Documents that would be of use to a special needs parent in particular include:
- Financial Power of Attorney
- Living Trust
- Child Medical Consent
- Health Care Directive
Of course, it would still be in your family’s interest to consult with an attorney for legal advice. These documents, however, may give you the peace of mind that you immediately need.
I know it did for me.
Bloomwell was so easy to navigate. Their subscription service lets you have all of their documents, including multiple copies, so you can protect your family as needed. And I love that I also have the ability to edit documents after they have been created. My memory isn’t the sharpest and I don’t always have all of my paperwork in front of me. But I can at least get started with the basics and then go from there.
And now that I have the necessary legal documents, or at least something to start with, I can sleep a little easier. Sure, my daughter’s future is still somewhat uncertain. But I can sleep a little bit easier knowing that I’ve put some of the legal building blocks into place.
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