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Caring for your autistic child during a divorce

Divorce can be an emotionally complicated time for all children, and even more so for children who fall on the autism spectrum. For autistic children, who may struggle to understand where their parents' negative emotions came from and why divorce is necessary, it can be a particularly tough time. They may wish to live with one parent, but the courts may believe the other parent is better able to meet their needs. If you have an autistic child and believe you are going to divorce in the near future, you need to seek the advice of an experienced divorce attorney. As a parent of an autistic child, here are some other issues you need to be prepared for.

Why special needs children may require additional child support

Divorce, and particularly deciding child custody and child support, can be emotional and difficult. Custody issues may become more complex when a special needs child is involved. In many cases, the courts aren't quite sure of what your child actually requires to receive proper care. They may not understand why living in a certain neighborhood, with access to a particular school district, is critical for your child's development and future success.