It’s estimated that breast cancer will impact more than 1 in 8 women over the course of their lifetimes. Although this deadly disease is difficult to beat, the unfortunate truth is that many women will also have to deal with a family law case after their breast cancer diagnosis or treatment. Marriages change, and divorce and custody battles may ensue as a direct result of your health issues. Even if the case isn’t related to your breast cancer, it may pose challenges nonetheless. And as you know, it would be best for your health if you could decrease your stress level.
As a breast cancer survivor of 12 years now, I remember what it was like to face the diagnosis, testing, surgeries, bilateral mastectomies, reconstruction and to worry about my children's future. As a La Mesa family law attorney, I also have experience helping women work through painful family matters in court, and seeing up close the personal toll a bitter family dispute can have on their health and well-being.
Because of these two experiences, I understand what you’re going through – and I can help you find some peace of mind during your family law proceedings. By providing compassionate and caring service, and taking your unique needs into consideration, I’ll act as your advocate and ensure that your voice is heard.
You can get in touch with the Law Offices of Andrea Schneider at (619) 304-8499. Contact me today for a free consultation on your case.
The Challenges of Breast Cancer During Your Case
Breast cancer takes a major toll on your emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Aside from battling the disease itself, you might also worry that healthcare providers aren’t treating the disease with the gravity it deserves, that your employer won’t understand the extent of your treatment or provide adequate medical leave, or that you won’t live to raise your kids. I get it.
Some of the other challenges you might be facing during this time can include:
- Experiencing pressure from healthcare providers to get unnecessary surgery or chemotherapy
- Caring for your children and/or spouse with limited emotional, physical, and financial resources
- Sleeplessness, stress, worry...
- Taking your children to school and other activities while balancing treatment
- Securing FMLA leave and ensuring future employment
- Getting denied insurance coverage, or not having sufficient coverage to pay for necessary treatment
- Dealing with memory loss and other damaging side effects during chemotherapy treatment
- Planning for a will and healthcare power of attorney, and other ends of life care needs
Get the Compassionate Counsel You Need
With all that running through the background of your life, adding a complex and delicate family law matter like a divorce or child support case or child custody case can add extra stress and expenses that you don’t need. When you choose to work with me and my team at the Law Offices of Andrea Schneider, I will do everything in my power to limit the stress of your experience, and to provide quick and convenient counsel on your case. I have an in-depth knowledge of how cancer treatment can affect child support, child custody, and spousal support. And with over 26 years of experience in family law, you can rest assured that I will employ that experience to come up with a positive solution for your family.
Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’m encouraging everyone to be proactive about their examinations and treatment and to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation if they are able. As the largest national organization dedicated to ending breast cancer once and for all, I support their mission and the great work they’re doing for breast cancer patients across the country.