Special Needs Divorce

Special Needs Divorce

Children with Special Needs

Gateville Law Firm concentrates in divorce and estate planning for families who have children with special needs. Whether your child has a cognitive or physical condition, our law firm can assist you during this difficult time. Unlike most practices, our firm handles business matters, estates and trusts, as well as special needs estate planning. This combination of expertise makes our law firm a good fit for parents of children with special needs.

Divorce and Special Needs Dissolution of Marriage

Divorce is a tough time for all those involved, but presents unique circumstances for parents who have a child with special needs. Unlike most divorces, the financial support of adult children is an important topic of discussion. Special needs adults may need adult financial support, similar to child support, beyond the age of 18. This support covers living expenses, housing, and medical bills.

Your children must be protected and, in many cases, the financial terms in a divorce proceeding affect the livelihood of your child with special needs. Our law firm also can assist you with Special Needs Trust to ensure your child is financially protected. Gateville Law Firm has the diverse experience necessary to fight your unique divorce battle. We are responsible and compassionate advocates for our clients and their families.

Special Needs Children and Divorce Representation

Couples divorcing children with special needs present challenges that are unique to other divorce matters.  Our law firm will address these individual areas of law such as the following:

  • Child Custody and Parenting Time Agreements (Custody Agreements and Parenting Plans)
  • Allocation of Special Education Expenses for speech therapy, adult day care, and other unique expenses
  • Formation of Special Needs Trust for Planning for Government Benefits such as Supplement Security Income and Medicaid to cover the costs
  • Marital Settlement Agreements summarize how both parents will split out-of-pocket healthcare expenses