Family Law

Special Needs Children Create Special Challenges

Statutes, courts offer guidance on obligations in divorce cases

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


In recent years, there has been a noted trend towards an increase of children diagnosed as special needs. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 2011 one in six children are diagnosed as having developmental delays. These staggering numbers reflect that raising and supporting a special needs child has become a reality for many families. Accordingly, divorce professionals must be aware of the rights and obligations of both the parents and the special needs children.

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