Divorce And Special Needs Children Lawyer In Albuquerque

Child Support For Children With Disabilities

Parents of children with special needs sometimes feel that formulas used to determine child support do not apply in their cases. Formulas that are based on the assumption of "normal, healthy" children do not take into account the extra expenses and logistical challenges that caring for a special-needs child entails. It's a whole different scenario when a disabled child or a child with a learning disability is caught in the middle of a divorce or separation of his or her mother and father.

What If Your Family Reality Includes A Son Or Daughter With Special Needs?

You may be a parent of a special-needs child, preparing for a New Mexico divorce or dealing with a separation. In this instance, you may worry about how to handle the challenges and costs of the child's handicap or special needs.

What is the best route to obtaining court orders for child support, child custody and visitation that reflects your family's unique realities? Perhaps you have been divorced for some time and because of an illness or injury, you need to petition a family law court for a modification to the original custody and support orders. Is mediation the answer? Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A., is the largest law firm in New Mexico dedicated solely to the practice of family law. We are prepared to guide you to the solutions you need.

Contact A Family Law Attorney For Advice On Special Needs, Custody Issues

To address questions related to challenges involved in a pending Santa Fe or Albuquerque divorce and special needs children, attorneys at Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A., offer thoughtful, thorough and in-depth initial consultations. We can advise you on how to ensure that provisions for your handicapped child become part of your divorce and/or child custody order.

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Every child, every separation or divorce scenario, and every illness or disability is unique. Call the Albuquerque domestic violence attorneys at Atkinson & Kelsey at 505-796-6238 or write us using this online form.