It is fair to say that each child is special and unique regardless of their needs. However supporting a child with special educational needs can place tremendous stress and pressure on a family which can ultimately lead to a relationship breakdown.

The Childrens Act 1989 requires the welfare of the children to be considered of paramount importance. It is therefore important that the individual needs of all children in every case are understood and if a child of the family has a special educational needs it is crucial that the child’s diagnoses is fully understood. It is also important to be aware of what strategies and support are in place to assist the child and in some circumstances the immediate family.

Financial provision to either or both parents to assist a child with special educational needs will be crucial when negotiating a financial settlement which may make the process somewhat more complex.

Our specialist Family law experts have extensive experience of dealing with complex cases involving children with special educational needs. Our lawyers are committed to fully understanding the unique needs of each family which means that our clients feel fully supported from the onset of their case.

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