Impact of Divorce Agreements on Special Education Decision-Making, by Melissa Kenney Ngaruri, Esq.

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Children with special needs further complicate child custody and care issues during and after a divorce. Family law practitioners need to be aware of what parents

rights are under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and with the Section 504 (504) in the Americans With Disabilities Act when advising their clients and when

crafting custody agreements.

In this article are some of the highlighted issues and concerns a practitioner needs to know if their client’s children are suspected of having or are diagnosed with a learning or emotional disability.

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