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Child custody matters involving special needs children can be infinitely more complicated than those involving children who do not have special needs. Pennsylvania courts are rightly concerned with the best interests of the child above all else. In cases involving special needs children, the court must be satisfied that any person with custodial rights can and will provide adequate care.

At Dischell Bartle Dooley, our attorneys have represented a broad range of clients in divorces involving special needs children. From representing custodial parents who will manage the primary care of a special needs child to protecting the rights of a noncustodial parent who may face limited visitation, we are diligent in our pursuit of a result that protects our clients’ interests and serves the child’s best interests.

Skillful Representation In All Special Needs Issues

Our firm’s broad base of experience across a variety of legal disciplines puts us in a strong position to accommodate all of your legal issues related to special needs children. In addition to the child custody-related issues that need to be addressed in these matters, our lawyers have a substantial background resolving other special needs cases, including guardianship matters, establishing special needs trusts, child support, educational issues and many others.

Our knowledge of the challenges that special needs children face and our understanding of the legal remedies available to accommodate them allow us to offer our clients much more comprehensive solutions. We have resolved complex cases involving children with autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions or disabilities.