Our son has several developmental delays, and will not be able to live independently. I am his primary caretaker, and his father has shown little interest in his care. How does child support work in these circumstances?
If your child has special needs, they may be eligible for long-term child support. This is something you must raise in court as part of your divorce proceedings, rather than trying to negotiate for it later. You will need expert testimony discussing what your child needs, as well as their long-term prospects. Don’t try to do this alone. You need a lawyer. Hiring one now can save you time and heartache in the long run.