Birmingham Child Support Attorney
There are specific guidelines under Alabama law that are used to determine the financial obligations of both the custodial and noncustodial parents with regard to child support after a divorce. In the majority of cases, the child receives support until he or she reaches the age of 19 unless post-secondary education is pursued.
In the case of a special needs child who is living with autism or another type of handicap, however, it is possible for support to be required throughout his or her lifetime. If you are the parent of a special needs child and considering divorce, it is important that you have a complete understanding of your rights and responsibilities. Be sure that you speak to an experienced family law lawyer who can help you understand your rights and options.
Skillful Representation in Complex Child Support Matters
At the law firm of Gina H. McDonald & Associates, we represent clients in all types of these cases. We understand the unique issues related to child support for special needs children, and we know what it takes to protect your child's interests as well as your own. We provide a thorough review of your case and work to secure the most favorable possible outcome on your behalf.
One of the more important considerations in these cases is the impact of support payments on the child's eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid and other available benefits. We can advise you on the steps that can be taken to ensure that receiving child support payments does not negatively affect your child's opportunities to take advantage of these benefits.
Discuss Your Case With One of Our Child Support Lawyers
If you have questions about child support for special needs children, please contact our firm today. You can reach us by phone at 205-453-4497, toll free at 888-412-9047 or via e-mail.