The Hon. Michael R. Casale (Ret.), Of Counsel in the firm’s Family Law Department, will be a speaker at a seminar on “Divorce and Children with Special Needs,” to be presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section. The program will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fairfield, NJ on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 9:00am – 12:35pm.
Parenting and financial issues are the most difficult aspects of many divorce cases. Adding to that complexity, when handling a divorce that involves children with special needs, there are unique and often complicated custody, support, guardianship, educational and financial arrangements that must be addressed.
Judge Casale and his fellow panelists will provide guidance, tips and strategies related to the important concerns involving children with special needs and their parents during divorce. The seminar will explore topics including:
- Government benefits for individuals with special needs
- Financial planning
- Educational issues
- Special needs trusts
- Custody and specialized parenting plans
- Unique concerns regarding divorce litigation and children with special needs
- Adult children with special needs
- Medical and psychological issues to be aware of
Judge Casale focuses his practice on mediation, arbitration, settlement conferences and discovery management. He has extensive experience in the areas of family law, personal injury and insurance defense, which he brings to bear in his representation of clients in complex family and civil disputes, including malpractice and employment litigation matters. His practice also encompasses consultation and trial strategy in child custody, relocation, child support and domestic violence matters. Judge Casale joined the firm following his retirement from the New Jersey Judiciary after over 20 years of service as a Superior Court Judge in Essex County.
Additional program information and registration at: http://bit.ly/2iHeF38