Legal Services

Our legal services and special education attorneys help families to learn about and secure legal guardianship, special needs trusts and acquire legal representation for matters regarding special education, such as mediation, due process, and other legal matters regarding their child's educational rights. 

Guardianship - Uncontested 

Every child who reaches age 18 in the State of New Jersey is considered an adult, whether or not he or she has a developmental disability.  When your loved one becomes 18, you no longer have the legal authority to make financial, legal and health care decisions on his or her behalf, even if you believe that he or she cannot make quality decisions.  A legal guardian is a person (or persons) who receives court approval and legal authority to make all necessary decisions, in order to ensure the continuity of care and protection of your young adult.

 

Cost: $1500 ( plus costs)

*Hourly rate charged if guardianship matter becomes contested

*Contact our office to discuss costs and/or hourly rate

 

To learn more about Legal Guardianship, click on the link below:

What Is A Legal Guardianship?

Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust is a simple way to set aside funds or assets for the benefit of a person who is physically or mentally disabled.  This type of trust is set up to ensure that certain needs of your loved one will be provided for currently or in the future, without affecting his or her ability to remain on, or qualify for, government benefits.

Cost: $1950 

Click on the link below to learn more about trusts:

What Are The Different Types Of Trusts?

Additional Legal Services

Our special education lawyers work through tough negotiations every day.  We will represent you in gaining compliance with your children’s right to services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as other state and federal statutes.  Along with our legal experience, we are also parents of special needs children.  We understand how frustrating and daunting the process can be. We’re here to help you and your child achieve success.

Examples:

- Dispute Resolution

- Due Process

- Mediation

 

Cost: Contact our office for cost

 

For more information on our legal services for Special Education, click on the link below:

Our Approach to Special Education Legal Services

 
 

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