Divorce representation is more complicated when the divorcing spouses are the parents of children with special needs. Among other things, the financial support needs of those children can last their entire lives, affecting the parents financial planning and their child support obligations. Guardianship issues must be considered for children over the age of 17 who lack capacity to make their own decisions. Additionally, the educational needs and IEP benefits of disabled children may impact custody where the services and supports available to children are based on their primary residence.
On Tuesday, November 15, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. the Boston Bar Association will be holding a seminar outlining the issues and solutions for divorcing and divorced parents of children and adult offspring who have special needs, with a focus on issues raised in divorce proceedings, government assistance programs and the impact of child support on SSI and MassHealth Eligibility, and existing legal examples of instances where support has been sought for children with special needs. Margolis & Bloom attorney Karen B. Mariscal will be speaking.
This event is free to all members of the Boston Bar Association and costs $100 for non-members. To join the BBA, click here.
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