In an ideal world, parents, educators, and other professionals would always be able to work cooperatively with each other to ensure that the child’s best interests are being served. And indeed, this often occurs. But sometimes an attorney can be helpful if you get stuck in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, if there is a dispute, or if you need to file for due process. An attorney can also help you review the IEP document and other forms. After you have found an attorney, ask for a case evaluation.