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Dealing with a divorce case is difficult for anyone, but when you have children during the marriage, there are other complex measures to consider. Special needs children can have a lot of emotional trauma from a divorce, which makes child custody arrangements even more challenging. Finding the right Utah divorce attorney to assist with your divorce and assist with a proper special needs child custody case comes down to experience, empathy, and compassion.
Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC is here to protect your legal rights while also putting your child’s needs at the forefront of our services. We know children with special needs require more hands-on care for many aspects of their lives and we work hard to help you and your former spouse come to an amicable resolution.
Utah parents must consider all the needs of their children prior to filing for child custody. It is important that both parents work together to discuss those needs and focus on creating a stable foundation for their child. A special needs trust is commonly set up for divorced couples to help provide for medical expenses, educational needs, and other costs that your child may face.
Special Needs Divorce Agreement
Care must be given pertaining to many of the issues children with special needs face. Guardianship, eligibility for quasi-government or private agency benefits, employment needs, recreation and social skills, custodial care requirements, and independent living are all included in the divorce case with a special needs child. Unlike a traditional child custody case, parents of special needs children need to consider life-long care for their children, not just ending child support and custody needs like a traditional child custody case.
Alimony for Special Needs Divorce
A special needs child custody case does consider the needs for alimony based on the child’s eligibility for public benefits. SSI and Medicaid will be reviewed with a “means test” of the custodial parent. During the divorce process, it is vital to have government benefits reviewed to assist in avoiding future child custody disputes.
Why choose Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC?
- We have over a decade of family law experience.
- Nominated and awarded “New Parental Defender of the Year” in 2018
- We are in Good Standing at Avvo
- We have a 5 Star Rating on Google
- We are devoted and compassionate legal advocates.
- Wrote “Utah Guide to Divorce”
For your Ogden or Salt Lake City family law needs, contact us today and schedule a consultation