Fair Deal Scheme – by Allan

Parents assume that after their passing the family home and any assets they have will be passed into the trust for their child with additional needs and/or divided by their other children. However, the reality is that the next generation of people to enter the Fair Deal scheme will be paying a large proportion of […]

Summer Holidays – By Dolores

Planning to go on a summer holiday when you have a child with additional needs is not easy. The more complex your child’s needs are the more planning has to go into arranging the family holiday. If at all possible don’t skip a year because the family holiday is so important for everyone. A change […]

Family Home – by Allan

When I am sitting down with parents to carry out their special needs trust plan. One of the areas I discuss with parents is the family home. My initial questions are always on how much they owe on their mortgage and how much per month do they pay. The reason I am so interested in […]

Bus Strike – by David

Bus Eireann had been on strike for some time and it is really annoying because I go on outings with the NLN Group and they normally use the bus service. The outings are part of the course. The company had some talks over the weeks and over 27 hours of talks had been adjourned without […]

Buying a Car – by Allan

Buying a car is probably parents’ second most expensive purchase of their life. I am making the assumption that your family home being number 1.  Interesting enough the landscape on how we buy cars has dramatically changed over the last number of years. Previously most parents would purchase the car outright and own it from […]