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When You Have A Child With Special Needs

Work With An Attorney Who Has Stood In Your Shoes

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. You would do anything in your power to protect your child, but even determining where to start can be daunting and stressful.

At MARVEL & WONG, PLLC, in San Antonio, helping parents care for the health and well-being of their children with special needs is something we hold close to our hearts. Attorney Karen Marvel is not only a board-certified specialist in family law with decades of legal experience, but also the proud mother of a son diagnosed with autism. She does not have to imagine what it is like to deal with the challenges you face on a daily basis. She has struggled with many of the same or similar issues.

“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.”

Your Child Is Special | Your Plan Must Respond To His Or Her Unique Needs

As the parent of a child with special needs, our lawyer is in a unique position to help you protect your child. Over the past 15-plus years, she has devoted significant time raising awareness for autism and advocating for important policy changes. Attorney Karen Marvel knows how to successfully navigate government and other administrative systems and put in place the legal protections your child needs.

We will use our resources and our extensive network to:

  • Help you obtain and enforce child support orders
  • Collect unpaid child support for the benefit of disabled minors and adults
  • Specially craft child custody and visitation agreements that addresses the unique needs of your child
  • Assist with long-term care planning
  • Establish a special needs trust that does not interfere with government benefits such as Medicaid
  • Find programs and classes that can help you deal with a new diagnosis
  • Connect you with specific medical and educational professionals who can help your child

We Welcome All Calls From Parents With Special Needs Children

Our goal is to help you ensure that you have the right legal tools in place and access to the professionals you need to help care for your child. Please call our office at 210-201-1630 or send us your information if you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer.

What Our Clients Say


Ms. Marvel has assisted me regarding child support issues for the last 3 years. She is very knowledgeable in child support issues in Texas and also across state lines such as California. She came highly recommended to me by a fellow attorney, the highest compliment she can receive in my opinion. She is professional, responsive and gets the job done. Her staff is very helpful, returns calls and Karen and her staff are responsive to issues that arise. I highly recommend Karen Marvel to anyone seeking a family law attorney in Texas.
Karen Marvel is an excellent family lawyer, who presented at a legal conference I attended. I learned valuable information and tools from her that I now use to help my own clients. After the conference, I've called on her a few times when I needed her expertise in child support matters, and she was always willing to help. She is extremely well-respected in our legal community, and I highly recommend her services.
I recently hired Megan to represent me in my divorce. She was very easy to work with, responsive, and efficient. I was extremely impressed with her timeliness and was overall very pleased with her work. I would recommend her if looking for a divorce attorney...
I was very pleased with Megan's performance in court. She has been a blessing in our lives and single handedly changed our lives for the better . It was a very difficult case on my end and was brilliant with negotiations with OAG. I will always be grateful to Megan and wish the best of luck in future cases...
When I needed a lawyer I asked my coworkers for their recommendations. Three of my coworkers recommended Brandon Wong and they were very satisfied with his services. I contacted Brandon and he handled my divorce in a timely and efficient manner...
I have felt so important to Brandon since the day we first met. I had a million questions and worries, Brandon made me feel informed of all possibilities and confident in him.
Meeting you and having your professional and emotional help during the process of my divorce has definitely been invaluable. In the professional aspect, you are not only a brilliant attorney but you are reasonable, just, and fair. During the process of my divorce I found myself completely...
Brandon represented me in a child custody matter. He is professional, educated, informative and provided his services in an economical manner. He worked to obtain a settlement outside of the courtroom. When the case required a visit to court, his experience guided me through smoothly and ultimately delivered the decision in my favor...
Please don't hesitate to hire Brandon Wong. He genuinely cares about his clients. He protects his clients, he returns calls and e-mails, which is critical when you are in a situation where you need an attorney...
I would recommend Mr. Wong for his professional services. He was very attentive to my case, returning phone calls and emails before the end of every business day...
Brandon handled my divorce in a first class manner. He was always available to talk when I had questions or needed advice. He was a relentless lawyer and ensured that the settlement was fair and just...
I highly recommend Mr. Wong if you are looking for an honest and hardworking attorney who is more interested in properly representing his clients than making a quick dollar...
We received excellent legal help from Brandon Wong. Our family had a custody issue that had us spinning our wheels for a year due to the complexity. Brandon handled our case quickly and with heart. We felt genuinely cared for during the entire process and will continue to recommend him to anyone who needs legal help...
Brandon handled my divorce and made it easier than I could have imagined. He took care of everything, totally minimized the stress on me, and was extremely professional while remaining very approachable and compassionate...
Hired Mr. Wong to represent me on a child-support arrears enforcement case. Dad was ordered to pay child-support in 1991, and up until my daughter turned 18 years of age...

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Accolades & Achievements

Brandon, Karen, Megan Are Proud To Have Achieved The Following Legal Accolades for Exemplary Legal Service.

*Karen Marvel was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2008-2019 as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service)

**Karen Marvel is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization