Special Needs Children Backed by 100+ Years' Experience

Orange County Family Law Firm For Parents Of Special Needs Children

Reaching agreement on custody and visitation can be especially challenging in a divorce involving a child with special needs. In addition to issues common to other custody cases, parents sometimes disagree adamantly about who is most capable of caring for a child with autism, a brain injury, chronic illness, or any other disability or serious condition.

At The Law Offices of Burch, Coulston & Shepard, LLP, in Orange County, you can work closely with an attorney who will be sensitive to your unique family situation and empathize with your goals for your special needs child. Applying decades of experience handling complex custody disputes and child support concerns, our legal team will advocate for you every step of the way.

Helping Dedicated Parents Get The Time, Control And Support They Deserve

We have in-depth familiarity with various child disabilities, the demands mothers and fathers of special needs children face, and how California courts assess and decide disputed custody matters.

Recognizing that joint custody providing for near-equal time with each parent may not be practical in your case, we will negotiate or aggressively litigate to help you maintain the levels of control and involvement you believe are best for your special needs child or children.

Our legal team's efforts on your behalf may include:

  • Taking every step necessary to help ensure you are treated fairly and your parenting capabilities and commitment are assessed favorably in a custody evaluation.
  • Proactively involving independent experts in child psychiatry and other fields as necessary to support your position.
  • Carefully documenting all of your child's needs for speech, occupational and developmental therapy, specialized education, counseling and other services — and building a compelling case supporting your ability to coordinate them.
  • Helping you objectively assess all financial as well as emotional aspects of your case in order to make sound decisions for both the short and long terms.

Turn To Attorneys Who Will Build The Best Possible Case For You

We provide informed, realistic counsel based on decades of experience in Southern California family courts.

To consult a Newport Beach family lawyer who will provide the utmost in dedicated legal representation as you target the best possible quality of life for your children, call us at (949) 565-4158 today.

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  • Dedicated To Obtaining Real Results
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  • Specialized Knowledge
  • 100+ Years Of Collective Experience
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