When a divorce involves a child with special needs, parents and attorneys should focus on clear resolutions of these critical issues:
It is essential that you hire an attorney with in-depth knowledge and experience in assisting families with special needs children.
At Melone Hatley, we can assist you in understanding and navigating your options and retaining the appropriate professionals and specialists who are necessary during litigation or mediation.
We will help you structure a parenting plan and divorce agreement that always centers on the best interests of the child and spells out information and instructions that address today’s issues, as well as those that extend beyond childhood into the future.
Special needs children with severe impairments face life-long care and support. Our goal is to identify and understand how to determine the special needs child’s best interest.
Children with special needs are often very vulnerable to negative consequences when their parents are going through a divorce. When the standard judgments, parenting plans, child support, and settlement agreements are used without consideration being given to the unique issues of the special needs child and his or her specific needs, these children can suffer.
Family lawyers need to consider the special needs issues when resolving both custody and financial issues.
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