In New Hampshire, an individual legally becomes an adult at age 18.  As a result, there are a number of issues that require consideration well in advance of a family member’s 18th birthday.  

Divorce is never an easy process and it becomes more complicated when children are involved and parents are considering how to structure custody, support, and visitation. If a child with special needs is impacted by a divorce, additional care must be taken to adequately provide for your child’s unique short and long-term needs.

 

“My mom died and owned a car. Can my dad register it in his name?”

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Medicaid program offers a number of programs that provide long term supports and services to individuals living in the community.  One such program is the Choices for Independence program or CFI, which provides services to elderly and disabled adults.   To qualify for CFI, applicants must meet certain financial and medical eligibility standards.  Financial eligibility is based .

 

 

“My spouse and I are divorcing, but I am disabled and have high medical costs. How can I make sure that I don’t lose eligibility for my disability benefits? How does alimony factor into the eligibility requirements for disability benefits?”

 

New Hampshire has partnered with the State of Ohio to offer ABLE accounts for New Hampshire residents under a new program called STABLE NH.  These accounts will be managed by Ohio’s STABLE program, which offers ABLE accounts to individuals with disabilities nationwide.  Although New Hampshire residents have been able to enroll in Ohio’s STABLE program since its inception, once STABLE NH launches, New Hampshire residents will be eligible to .

 

 

‘I’ve heard about a Medicaid spend-down –

what is that?”

 

 

“In a divorce case where there is a child with special needs or a disability, are there special considerations that the family law attorney should be aware of when requesting child support or alimony?”

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Attorneys
Ann N. Butenhof, CELA
Judith L. Bomster, Esquire
Judith K. Jones, Esquire

Paralegals
Sonia Gianitsis
Renee Lubinski, EA

Administrative Staff
› Denise M. Aiken – Executive Assistant/Office Manager
› Caitlin M. Nelson – Receptionist
› Debra Doyon  Accounting Manager
› Mary Smith  Clerk