Claudette-Jean Girard, Attorney at Law
Local 413-315-5518
Toll Free 877-622-6089

Family Law Attorney

I provide experienced legal guidance in family law, divorce and special education law. I represent parents and families throughout western Massachusetts.

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Divorce typically raises a lot of negative emotions, such as anger, pain and despair, and these negative emotions are compounded when children are involved. Divorce, then, becomes an even more difficult decision to make. This is true everywhere in the United States, including here in Massachusetts.

But what if a couple has children with special needs? The trauma and pain have to be addressed with a cool temperament. In this type of divorce, having the support of an astute attorney can help Massachusetts residents sail through the choppy waters of divorce calmly.

Most children with special needs will be on a special education plan, referred to as an individualized education plan. These plans ensure that the child receives a customized curriculum and the school district does not consult any parent regarding this.

Even if a parent has joint custody, the school district does not consult the parent. Only a very seasoned attorney will draw an agreement that will require the consultation of both parents in school matters. At Claudette-Jean Girard Attorney Law Firm, the attorneys attempt to ensure that there are checks and balances in place for ensuring that both parents are the decision makers.

Accommodations have to be designed for children with special needs. If one parent who has physical custody of the child is unable to meet the special child's needs, then the custody plan needs to be structured accordingly. An experienced attorney should be able to refer to community resources that can help.

In a divorce, parties are often at odds with each other and the situation can become bad when a child with special needs is involved. The child should not be affected by the bickering and only an astute attorney can ensure that there is a lessened impact on the child.

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1380 Main Street, Suite 302
Springfield, MA 01103

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