Protecting the Interests of a Special Needs Child During Divorce

Although they may look alike on the outside, no two families in Texas are the same. Each are dynamic and built on their unique experiences. And while some families go through similar events, the factors that make up a family can make these extremely diverse experiences from one family to the next. TakeĀ divorce, for example. If it is just two spouses, this process will be vastly different than it would be for a family with children. And, if parents have a child with special needs, this can make the divorce process more complicated and delicate when compared to others.

One can only imagine the difficulties raising a child with special needs can cause parents in Texas and elsewhere. Over time, parents are able to navigate these issues, but the divorce process can make it feel like they are back at square one. Putting a child first is fairly common for divorcing parents. Therefore, the legal team at the Tracton Law Firm, PLLC, is prepared to help divorcing parents in the Sugar Land area ensure that the needs and interests of their children are met and protected.

An average child, at the very least, requires attention, love, and financial support. When a child has special needs because of a birth defect, illness, or a disabling condition, this can make raising the child more complex. Parents focus all their time on the child, sometimes work multiple jobs to ensure their child is medically cared for, and even restructure their lives to meet the child’s ongoing and sometimes increasing needs. Because of this, it can be difficult to work through custody and child support issues during divorce.

Our law firm understands how emotional and sensitive family law issues can be during an already trying time. It is our objective to understand the needs of our clients, helping them meet them through negotiation, mediation, or litigation. Whether it is your goal to obtain primary custody, establish a joint custody order, request child support, modify child support or end child support obligations, our knowledgeable attorneys have the skills and resources to fight for the needs of our clients.

Divorce can be challenging. However, when parents with a special-needs child divorce, this can add additional issues to their already full plate. It is important to understand how best to navigate this issue, ensuring the best interests of the child are protected.

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