We see a lot of people here at Steidl and Steinberg. I haven’t checked recently, but I believe it is thousands in a typical year.
What has surprised me over the decades is how many people we see who have special-needs children. Some are young, some are teenagers, and these children are often adults, but still dependent.
Raising special-needs children changes the family dynamic. Many families of special needs kids are homes that do not have both parents. Studies indicate the divorce rates for couples with developmentally delayed children are significantly higher than the national divorce statistics.
The financial strains can be monumental — as the additional time pressures placed on the parents can push finances to the breaking point. Raising a special-needs child can be like a full-time job of its own.
If the financial stress becomes too much to handle, give Steidl and Steinberg a call.
I am walking in your shoes. I have worked with my wife over the years to raise my adult special-needs son, and I understand the additional pressures. But all of the attorneys at Steidl and Steinberg can relate to the additional financial issues that are presented in these circumstances.
Financial stability when raising a special-needs child can be as challenging as the parenting is rewarding. Let us see what we can do to help with the financial part. In the meantime, continue to enjoy the rewards of raising your child. I know we have.