We help families with all legal matters related to protecting the best interests of a special needs child or adult, including:
Our Law Offices are dedicated to finding collaborative solutions for clients going through emotional family law issues. We understand that your case is unique and may involve a wide range of issues, from child support and child custody to domestic violence. We have experience in each of these areas. We are also skilled divorce mediation lawyers who can help you and your ex-spouse come to a mutually beneficial agreement outside of the courts.
All children have a right to free appropriate public education. We provide legal representation at hearings, planning sessions, and school conferences.
Our special education clients are often the unwilling victims of bullies who isolate, humiliate, shame and may cause physical injury to them. Considering the vastness and anonymous quality of social media, there is yet another layer of angst they are forced to endure. So often, school districts fail to take action against the bullies, even in the event of actual notice by the victim’s parents. The Law Offices of Andrea Tytell knows and understands how to compel the school administrators to take positive and decisive action before its too late. If your child has been the victim of bullies, contact our offices. We can make a vast difference, before your child refuses to attend school or becomes ill due to the stress he or she is likely to endure as they fall prey to these bullies.
Suspensions, Expulsions and Appeals:
The Law Offices of Andrea Tytell is well versed in representing students who have been suspended or facing expulsion from school. The time lines for these administrative proceedings are very specific and must be adhered to without deviation. If your child is facing disciplinary action by the school district, call us and we will interface with the school districts who rarely comply with the law unless and until counsel for the student is involved.
Civil Rights Litigation:
If your child’s civil rights have been violated as a result of his or her disability, our offices are well versed in handling these matters from administrative proceedings through the trial phase. If you intend to allege allegations based on state tort law, you must file a written claim within six months from the date of incident. If you fail to do so, your claims are subject to dismissal.
Juvenile Court Proceedings:
Our offices represent juveniles who may find themselves in trouble with the law. Such matters may include infractions (curfew, truancy, smoking) citations as well as other, more serious violations. Your child may be eligible for deferment if he or she is a first time offender.
Conservatorships and Guardianships: We draft a wide variety of legal instruments designed to protect those in need. These include general and limited conservatorships, LPS (Lanterman-Petris-Short Act) conservatorships, guardianships, and powers of attorney.
Special Needs Trusts: We have particular experience with special needs trusts; these are trusts that allow your child to receive a financial gift from you without losing eligibility for public assistance programs.