Plans for Children with Special Needs
Knowledgeable Representation from a Family Lawyer in North Atlanta & the Metro Atlanta Area
If you are the parent of a child with special needs, contact Brenner Law Group, LLC. Our Sandy Springs-based family lawyer has assisted many families in creating effective plans to safeguard their children's' best interests. Ms. Brenner will help you address key issues involving child support and a workable custody agreement to create an overall parenting plan that meets the needs of the parents and the child. She can advise you about issues related to parenting arrangements, child support, estate planning, and the child’s continuing needs in the transition to adulthood.
Worried about your special needs child’s future? Call (404) 418-4006 for effective representation that is tailored to your needs.
Creating a Plan to Meet Your Child’s Current & Future Needs
Divorce, child support, and custody matters are always difficult. The decisions that need to be made for a child with a learning disability, physical illness, or another condition present unique challenges, both in family life and the divorce process. Parents need to have a plan in place to maximize resources for the child while avoiding decisions that unintentionally result in forfeiture of benefits to which the child is entitled.
Determining Appropriate Support for a Special Needs Child
Georgia has statutory guidelines in place for determining the appropriate amount of child support for a child. However, there are several factors that allow the court to deviate from the statutory guidelines for determining child support, including having a child with special needs. Our family law attorney in Metro Atlanta can step in to help.
A parenting plan should include information about:
- The current and future medical and functional needs of the child
- The continued well-being of the child as he or she ages
- How to structure child support in light of resource limits for public benefits
- Use of a special needs trust to ensure that all Medicaid and SSI benefits remain intact
In addition to decades of practice as a North Atlanta family law attorney, Ms. Brenner is a counseling psychologist. She has more than 30 years of experience handling complex issues and helping divorcing parents plan for the child’s current and future needs. She seeks the advice of experts, such as doctors, therapists, life planning professionals, social workers, and other professionals to strengthen your case.
When you are ready to discuss your case, call (404) 418-4006 for a free 30-minute introductory phone call.