Special Needs Custody Lawyer Bergen County, New Jersey
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re going through a divorce. And divorce is hard— without children, but harder still with children. And divorce, and the concepts of joint custody, shared custody, or co-parenting— is even harder if one of your children is classified as ‘special needs.’
Let’s say you do have a child with special needs, and you’re about to go into a custody dispute with your soon-to-be-ex. You need a special needs custody lawyer in Bergen County, New Jersey, who is familiar with all you and your child will need in the future.
Why an attorney as specific as a special needs custody lawyer Bergen County, New Jersey? Let’s break it down:
Special needs: As you know, having a child with special needs comes with its own set of responsibilities. Whether it’s navigating the governmental bureaucracy to make sure your child has all the help the State of New Jersey can offer them; setting up a financial trust to ensure your child’s well-being after you pass; or balancing your child’s mental health well-being with your own, raising a child with special needs is a demanding, full-time task— and you need help.
Custody lawyer: What do those two words mean, exactly? And why do you specifically need a special needs custody lawyer in Bergen County, New Jersey? Well, you want an attorney who has experience in difficult, high-pressure custody cases. Cases in which both parties may be vying for the primary responsibility of raising the child, or failing to work out a proper joint custody arrangement. Especially in the case of a child with special needs, one parent may be the primary caregiver, and more attuned to the particular needs of the child. Either way, you want a lawyer who will fight for the custody and/or parenting time you feel you’re entitled too, and for what’s in both the best interest of the child, and your best interest. Custody is one of the most contentious aspects of divorce, and you want a skilled litigator with experience— as our attorneys are.
Bergen County, New Jersey: There’s a reason our primary offices are located at Court Plaza, across from the Bergen County Courthouse, in Hackensack, New Jersey. There’s a reason our two Family Law partners, Francesca O’Cathain, Esq. and Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich, Esq., have been named 2020 ‘Best of Bergen’ by Bergen Magazine. There’s a reason our attorneys live, work and play in Bergen County— because we know Bergen. When you’re in the fight of your life, you want someone who knows your home turf. You want someone who understands the (201) mentality— and that’s us. Bergen County’s our backyard, and we have extensive experience with the Bergen County court system.
A Special Needs Custody Lawyer in Bergen County New Jersey— if you understand what each word means, you now understand the need for such a specialized attorney. One of our partners, Francesca O’Cathain, Esq., has lectured extensively on the subject, and represents many parents of children with special needs, guiding them through the difficulties of divorce and custody disputes, and supervising our associates, who practice family law exclusively. If you need assistance at this level, please be sure to call us at: (201) 488-1161.
Our team of New Jersey family attorneys at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC are committed to helping our clients through the most difficult times.