Finding the Right Path for You and Your Child
All you want to do is to protect your child.
When your child has a disability, their well-being becomes your primary focus. Your child deserves the best care and education possible, just like any other.
Federal law states your child is entitled to a free and appropriate public education. They also may qualify for disability benefits. But sometimes, the system goes awry.
The experienced attorneys at the Cuddy Law Firm help ensure your child’s present educational opportunities and their future financial security, even after you’re no longer around to support them.
We serve families throughout Central New York, including Auburn, Cortland, Syracuse and the Finger Lakes areas.
You can’t imagine a world in which your child is deprived of the care they need. We help make sure that never happens.
Get in touch today to get your case started.
Fighting for Your Child’s Education in New York.
Your child has rights when it comes to their education.
The law mandates that public schools provide children with disabilities Individual Education Programs (IEP) customized t0 match their strengths and needs and reviewed periodically for progress or changes.
Sometimes, however, these IEPs aren’t implemented properly or at all.
Don’t fight the school system alone. They’ll have lawyers to intimidate you. Get a lawyer for yourself, and make it a fair fight.
The Cuddy Law Firm puts strength on your side. We know the system. We know your options.
Our attorneys have decades of experience standing up for families and children just like yours.
Planning for Your Child’s Future—We Can Help
It’s stressful enough to ensure your child has the proper care and education day to day. What happens when you aren’t there to help?
Fortunately, there are ways you can secure your child’s care even after you’re gone. A special needs trust is one tool to make sure your kid has every benefit available for the rest of their life.
Special needs trusts are planning tools that protect assets you want to leave your child, so the funds don’t count as income and threaten your child’s future access to government benefits, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
The compassionate attorneys at the Cuddy Law Firm can help you set up a special needs trust and gain the peace of knowing your child’s needs will be covered.
Every Family Deserves Representation
At the Cuddy Law Firm, we believe all children with special needs deserve an appropriate education.
We proudly extend that belief to families who need legal representation, too. When your child isn’t getting what they should in school, you deserve proper legal counsel to confront the situation.
We know that sounds expensive. You might think you can’t afford an attorney. That’s why we work on a sliding fee scale for families with limited incomes.
We want to ensure that all families—regardless of their financial situations—have access to a lawyer.
It’s not fair when your child is deprived of the education he or she needs. And it’s not fair if your financial situation prevents you from fighting for your child. It’s a shame when money is the reason a child can’t access the learning opportunities they’re entitled to receive.
So no matter your economic status, call us today for a review of your case.