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San Antonio Special Needs Attorney

Bexar County child support lawyer for children with special needs

When You Have A Child With Special Needs

Parents of children with special needs understand the unconditional love and indescribable joy these children can bring to a family. If you are the parent of a disabled child, you also know that the road ahead will not be easy for your child or other members of your family. You would do anything in your power to protect your child, but even determining where to start can be daunting and stressful. If you encounter family law issues related to your child, you will want to make sure you take the correct steps to protect your parental rights, receive the necessary financial support, and make provisions that will ensure that your child's needs will be met in the future.

At Brandon Wong & Associates, we have a great deal of experience standing up for parents of kids with special needs. Helping parents care for the health and well-being of their children with special needs is something we hold close to our hearts. We are committed to ensuring that parents can maintain strong relationships with their children. We understand the unique issues that may arise related to health care, education, and other matters when children have been diagnosed with conditions like a learning disability, autism, cerebral palsy, or muscular dystrophy. We recognize that parents may disagree over what is best for their child, and our objective is always to look out for the child's best interests.

Creating a Plan to Address Your Child's Unique Needs

We know how to successfully navigate government and other administrative systems and put in place the legal protections your child needs. If you and your child's other parent have chosen to divorce, you may need to make special provisions to address unique factors related to your child's ongoing care, the financial resources available to them, and other matters related to child custody and child support. Under Texas law, child support obligations for children with disabilities run indefinitely. The obligation to provide financial assistance does not end when a child turns 18. When you work with us, we will use our resources and our extensive network to:

  • Help establish child support orders that may include additional financial support to address your child's extraordinary needs, such as ongoing medical care, physical or occupational therapy, or assistive devices.
  • Enforce child support orders when necessary, including collecting unpaid child support for the benefit of disabled minors and adults.
  • Specially craft child custody and visitation agreements that will address the unique needs of your child, including ensuring that both parents will follow the correct procedures for caring for a child's medical or mental health issues.
  • Assist with long-term care planning for a child who has a disability.
  • Establish a special needs trust that will allow for certain needs to be met for a child without interfering with government benefits such as Medicaid.
  • Find programs and classes that can help you deal with a new diagnosis and ensure that your family will be able to properly address your child's health concerns while also receiving emotional support.
  • Connect you with specific medical and educational professionals who can help your child while ensuring that financial support will be available to help you cover the costs of this treatment.

Contact Our San Antonio Family Law Attorneys for Families With Special Needs Children

Our goal is to help you ensure that you have the right legal tools in place to provide the emotional and financial support your child needs throughout their lifetime, while also making sure you will have access to professionals who can help you provide the proper care for your child. Please call our office at 210-201-3832 or send us your information if you would like to schedule an initial consultation and discuss the best ways to address legal issues related to a child with special needs.

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