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  • EXPERIENCE MATTERS

    4 July 2014
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    Recently, a client asked me whether or not having an experienced attorney makes a difference.  Is it enough for an attorney to know what the law says?  Does  knowing the mind set of a special education teacher matter?  Too often I have seen Parents spend thousands of dollars on inexperienced attorneys.  While deciding to hire an attorney to advocate for your child is an important first step, it is important to make sure you choose the right one.  How much special education experience does your attorney have?  Does he or she understand the emotions involved in raising a special needs child?  Does your attorney understand the importance of an appropriate education?  How much trial experience does your attorney have?  If your attorney is inexperienced with conducting a trial, will he or she “sell you out” to settle your case quickly?  These are just some of the many important questions you must ask in determining whether you plan to entrust your child’s future in the hands of an attorney.

    At the Law Offices of Liu & Naime, we have the experience necessary to ensure a positive outcome.  We are former special education teachers, we are parents of special needs children, we are compassionate to the needs you have when dealing with a bullying school district, and lastly, we are experienced trial attorneys.  Feel free to call us and see the difference having an experienced attorney can make.

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  • SPECIAL EDUCATION THOUGHTS

    2 July 2014
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    As a former special education teacher, I have always felt that special education and related services MUST be provided to all children with disabilities so that they receive the necessary skills to eventually learn how to be independent.  I also believe that EVERY child is capable of benefiting from an education if given the proper services.  Far too often schools fail in providing special education services resulting in special needs children not receiving an appropriate education.

    When developing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Congress recognized the need to place at all stages of the education process, procedural protections to ensure substantive procedures can be carried out.  It is important to remember that the major principle of the IDEA is to provide education to ALL children who meet the age eligibility requirement.  Moreover, this education will be one that is free, individualized and appropriate to the child’s needs and in an appropriate setting.

    The attorneys at Liu & Naime understand that there are times when parents disagree with the school district’s assessment of their child.  That sometimes the potential a parent sees in their child isn’t shared by the school district.  That sometimes the parent knows how to expose this potential through innovative and personal techniques the school district doens’t recognize and won’t try.  We understand and will always be on your side. We have the experience and compassion to advocate for your child’s needs.  Let us help you help your child.

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  • HOW DO WE STOP BULLYING?

    2 July 2014
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    WHAT DO I DO IF MY CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IS GETTING BULLIED?

    Your child comes home and tells you that another child or a group of children is bullying him or her.  What do you do?  Unfortunately, bullying is a problem many children who are eligible for special education and related services encounter.  Bullying affects much more than just academics.  It affects the child’s entire life.

    Should your child be the victim of bullying, we understand that you may not know what to do.  These are complex matters that need to be handled promptly.  You should immediately  report any incidences to the principal.  You should also immediately request an IEP meeting to discuss the bullying problem.  It may even be necessary to call the police.

    If your child is the victim of bullying, and the school district does not take the appropriate actions, contact us at (909)941-4114.  There are special laws that apply to children that are eligible for special education and related services.  Remember, your child does not deserve to be bullied for one more day.

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  • DIVORCE

    2 July 2014
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    There is a saying that in criminal court you see bad people on their best behavior and that in divorce court you see good people on their worst behavior.At the Law Offices of Liu & Naime, we understand how difficult the divorce process can be.This is especially true when children are involved.In divorce, there are issues of child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and property division.We will counsel you through these toughest of times and we will aggressively fight for your rights.The Law Offices of Liu & Naime know that most people want their case over as soon as possible and we have a wealth of experience in resolving matters prior to trial.However, when settlement is not an option, our attorneys will not hesitate to aggressively fight for you.Our attorneys have extensive experience handling family law matters throughout Southern California including Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Orange County and Los Angeles County.

    Our attorneys enjoy the challenge of a tough case.Our clients come to us because they need someone that understands the issues and the law.Whether you are a mother or a father, many of our cases involve parents that are trying to modify custody or see their children more.We know what arguments work and we know what strategies to use.We will fight for you.

    At the Law Offices of Liu & Naime, we believe that the client deserves to have communication with their attorney and that the client deserves to know what is happening.Our attorneys and staff will work with you throughout your divorce so that you can make informed decisions and feel comfortable knowing what is going on.Contact us at (909)456-8818 to set up your free consultation to see how we can help you.

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  • DIVORCE INVOLVING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

    1 July 2014
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    The Law Offices of Liu & Naime is one of the few family law firms that have experience in dealing with children with special needs.Our attorneys frequently represent children with special needs in obtaining a free appropriate public education under the law.Mr. Naime and Mr. Liu are adjunct professors of law in the area of special education.Mr. Liu is also certified to be appointed as minor’s counsel in divorce proceedings.If you are going through a divorce and you have a child or children with special needs, you need an attorney that understands this delicate and important aspect of your case.Most family law judges do not have the experience to understand the needs of children with special needs.Our attorneys have the experience to passionately and accurately represent these issues to the Court.

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