DuPage County Special Needs Children and Divorce Attorneys
Experienced Lawyers for Clients Facing Divorce with Disabled Children in Lombard, Joliet, and St. Charles
When a marriage is dissolved, it can take a major toll on the children. However, when it comes to special needs children and divorce, there are several additional issues that must be addressed. Parents must also be willing to work collaboratively on these issues so both the short-term and long-term the needs of the disabled child will be met. If you are going through a divorce and have a special needs child (or children), it is important to be represented by a family law attorney with extensive experience in this area of the law.
At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we have represented spouses dealing with special needs children and divorce for over 35 years. Our award-winning attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the common issues couples with disabled children face during a divorce. We are honest, approachable, compassionate and committed to protecting the interests of each client we serve. We understand that every family situation is unique, and we take the time to listen to your concerns and develop a comprehensive solution that addresses your needs and accomplishes your goals. We also remain as accessible as possible to our clients with extended evening and weekend hours and prompt responses to all client inquiries.
Special Needs Children and Divorce in Illinois
When couples with special needs children divorce, there can be numerous challenges to address. These include:
- Child Custody and Visitation Arrangements: Frequent transitions are not always best for a special needs child. For this reason, it sometimes works better to schedule less frequent and more extended visits with the non-custodial parent.
- Additional Medical Expenses: The child support arrangement may need to be modified to provide additional support for medical expenses (such as special therapies) that are not always covered by health insurance.
- Special Educational Needs: Special needs children often have learning disabilities that incur additional expenses for resources such as special schooling or at-home tutoring.
- Government Benefits: Many disabled children receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid to help cover their expenses. To ensure child support does not reduce these benefits, a special needs (OBRA) trust may be a good option.
Special needs children and divorce involves numerous complications that can put physical, emotional and financial stress on all parties involved. Our skilled attorneys are compassionate and down to earth and we work hard to effectively address you and your child's unique needs and make your experience with us as smooth and seamless as possible. For a free initial consultation, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.