Determining Child Support for Special Needs ChildrenDetermining 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.