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Ms. Speth developed her passion for special needs advocacy while working with developmentally disabled children and young adults as behavior therapist/interventionist before becoming an attorney. She provided direct Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services, as well as early intervention services such as DIR/Floor Time, and social skills training.
THE LAW OFFICES OF LORENA S. SPETH provides counsel and assistance in special education law matters regarding:
The demands of caring for a special needs child too often creates additional tension in a marriage that leads a couple to divorce. The divorce rate among parents/guardians of special needs children is highly elevated. When parents/guardians of special needs children decide to divorce or separate, it is essential to obtain legal counsel that is keenly knowledgeable of the unique issues to be anticipated and addressed to protect the child and secure a successful transition. At the Law Offices of Lorena S. Speth, we are experienced in crafting parenting plans where custody and support schedules contemplate the specific special needs of the child.
THE LAW OFFICE OF LORENA S. SPETH provides counsel for the following considerations involving the special needs child:
At the Law Offices of Lorena S. Speth, we take a holistic approach to resolving family law matters. A compassionate and aggressive legal advocate, Ms. Speth provides skilled legal representation, and addresses the concerns of her clients during difficult and often emotional times.
THE LAW OFFICE OF LORENA S. SPETH provides counsel and representation in family law matters regarding:
Because financial hardship and relationship difficulties often coincide, it becomes practical to examine if the parties should file for joint bankruptcy prior to filing for divorce, or wait until after their divorce is finalized. If both parties know that filing for bankruptcy protection is inevitable, they own minimal assets, and the parties are able to remain civil enough to complete the bankruptcy jointly, they may want to file their bankruptcy petition before going forward with a divorce. If the parties cannot agree to file for bankruptcy jointly, and one spouse petitions the Bankruptcy Court for relief after the divorce action has been filed but prior to finalization, an automatic stay is issued and the divorce action is put on hold pending authorization to move forward from the Bankruptcy Court.
THE LAW OFFICES OF LORENA S. SPETH advises clients contemplating both divorce and bankruptcy about the benefits, risks, and disadvantages of: