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When You Are Going Through a Divorce with a Handicapped Child

handicapped childDivorce is a difficult time in anyone’s life. This can be aggravated by many outside factors, especially when your divorce is not like others. Your divorce might be different from other divorces if you have a handicapped child. Children with mental or physical disabilities have special needs from both parents, which means that you and your spouse will have a variety of other aspects to consider, adding layers into your case. You will have to carefully consider many aspects alongside your spouse that are in the best interests of your child at this time.

Many Determinations to be Made 

One of the first factors that will have to be considered is custody and visitation, which can be a complicated manner when you have a disabled child. Courts will look at the best interest of the child as with any case, but disabilities in a child could add unique needs, which means that you and the other spouse will have to sit down and discuss the custody arrangement that works for everybody involved. Providing a consistent routine for your disabled child is one of the best things that you can do, as well as considering many other aspects like how your child will be moved back and forth between both parent’s homes.

You and your spouse will also have to consider future factors for your child, such as who will take care of your child in the future when they become an adult. Your child might need a permanent caretaker depending on their health at an older age, especially if they are not able to do many things on their own. There needs to be an appointed adult who will help them on a day-to-day basis, whether it is a professional or whether they will be living with you or your spouse in the future.

In many cases, your child’s benefits might also come into play. Your child might be receiving government benefits of some kind since they have a disability, which means that parents will have to discuss how much the custodial parent receives in child support and alimony. The government might adjust how much the child receives in benefits after these determinations, which might make many aspects more difficult for you to tackle on your own.

By looking at many of these points from a different perspective as you get further and further into the steps of your divorce, you will find out what works for your family and what doesn’t. You need a trusted attorney on your side through this process. We are here for you at this time, so do not hesitate to call us.

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The Law Office Of Soheila Azizi & Associates, P.C.

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Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.