Support for Children with Special Needs

Support for Children with Special Needs

When you are going through a divorce with children, there are always concerns about the children being well taken care of as well as the financial aspects for the parents. This can become even more concerning if you have a child that is mentally or physically disabled and needs extra support, emotionally, physically, and financially. If this is the case, the child support case becomes more complex because of the more serious costs associated with a disabled child. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we can handle all of the complex details that may come when dealing with child support for a special needs child. It is our goal to keep the child’s best interest in mind through any case involving children.

Determining Child Support for Special Needs Children

Determining appropriate child support for children with any disability, such as autism, chronic illnesses or learning disabilities can be challenging. This becomes more complex because you are trying to determine the additional add-ons that come with taking care of the disabled child, as well as making sure you are still giving the child the best quality of life, emotionally and financially. In some cases, available financial resources may be severely stretched with the establishment of separate households, which can create even more complexity in the case. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we understand that there are many complex considerations when handling custody and child support cases for special needs children, including:
  • The custodial parent faces extra child care expenses, sometimes made more challenging for the parent if unable to work full-time while caring for the child.
  • The need for open communications and the need to collaborate on important issues regarding your child’s needs.
  • A possible justification for a child support order that extends beyond the age of emancipation.
If you would like to learn more about support for children with special needs during a divorce, please read our article titled: Tips on Handling Divorce With the Special Needs Child.

Contact Our Attorneys in St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Columbia, Springfield, Topeka, Wichita, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Omaha, and Lincoln in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska

Our attorneys are skilled in handling child support cases of any kind, no matter how complex they may be. At Stange Law Firm, PC, we focus on the best interest of the child and the child’s needs while fighting for you and helping you get the best possible outcome for your case. We will pursue every aspect of the case to help you achieve financial stability and peace of mind in this difficult time in your life. If you are dealing with a child support case with a special needs child, you can contact us online or by calling any of our convenient locations for a confidential consultation.


Helpful Information On Child Support Matters

On our webpage, we also have pages on various other topics involving support that might be helpful to you, including the pages below and those on our menu:
Missouri child support calculator
If you are looking for a child support estimate in Missouri, we have a sample Form 14 on our webpage that can help give you a general idea in terms of child support numbers for your case.
Illinois child support calculator
If you are interested in obtaining a child support estimate in Illinois, on our webpage, we have a sample Illinois child support calculator. This might be helpful in terms of giving you a general idea of child support in your case.
Kansas child support chart
If you are interested in obtaining a child support estimate in Kansas, we have a simple chart on our webpage. This might be helpful in giving an approximation.
Oklahoma child support chart
If you are interested in obtaining a child support estimate in Oklahoma, we have a simple chart on our webpage. This might be helpful in giving an approximation.
Informational support videos
We have information child support videos from some live seminars that we have hosted on our webpage that you can view.
Child support emancipation
If you are interested in know how child support emancipation works, we have information on our webpage that you can view.
College education and child support
The cost of college and university education can be an important component of child support in divorce and custody cases. Our lawyers can assist if the cost of education is an issue in your case.
Modification of child support
In some cases, the court has issued a child support order. After the passage of time, it might be important to seek a modification where there have been changed circumstances of a substantial and continuing basis. You can discuss this with our lawyers if you think a modification might be appropriate in your case.
Modification of spousal support (alimony/maintenance)
Spousal maintenance can be ordered at the conclusion of a divorce. In some cases, the parties might need to seek a modification and/or termination of a maintenance order. Our lawyers can assist in many instances.
Daycare and child support
In divorce and custody cases where there are young children, the cost of daycare or childcare can be an important issue. Our lawyers can help you work through these issues.
Dependency exemptions
The dependency exemptions can be important for many divorcing parties or unmarried couples. Our lawyers can represent you in these circumstances.
Division of Child Support Enforcement
Many child support matters end up being addressed through state administrative agencies. Our lawyers can help represent you before state child support agencies.
Wage withholding orders and garnishments
In some cases, child support can be paid either through a wage withholding order or garnishment. Our lawyers can help you navigate the process.
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From our webpage, you can also read articles about family law, view informational videos, seminar videos, listen to our podcast, download our mobile application or view support calculators for MissouriIllinois and Kansas.

If you are looking to find and hire a child custody lawyer, contact us online or by phone to schedule a consultation at any of our convenient locations.


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