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Fighting for custody as a Texas father

Going through a custody battle is a stressful process that, unfortunately, many parents, and especially fathers, have to go through. As a father, you might feel as though the odds are stacked against you when it comes to fighting for the custody of your child in Texas. However, it is important to not lose hope, since you have the legal right to fight for a relationship with your child.

How divorce could affect individualized education programs

The state of Texas has many different accommodations for children with special needs or disabilities. It is important to explore all of the different options for your family, especially if you have a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Divorce can create a great deal of stress for children, and their struggles with autism may become even more pronounced during the process. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your child is getting all of the support that he or she needs.

Minimizing the negative impact of a divorce on special needs kids

Divorce is a difficult process for everyone involved. It is, obviously, difficult for both spouses who seek to end their marital union. It is also a time of serious upheaval and emotional uncertainty for minor children from the family. When parents divorce, children often develop issues with socialization and emotional health. Depression, anxiety and acting out are all common responses to a parental divorce.

Know what to expect when you first meet your divorce lawyer

When you made the decision to divorce, it was still this abstract idea. However, now that you are ready to set up a meeting with a Sugar Land divorce lawyer, it has become very real. You may be feeling nervous or tense about the meeting with an attorney for the first the time, and in that you are not alone.

Special needs children could have an impact on alimony

Most parents with a special needs child who consider divorce already know that the child's medical condition could impact both child support levels and the division of assets. One thing that people are less likely to consider is the potential impact it could have on a request for alimony, which is also called spousal support or spousal maintenance. In cases where a divorcing couple has a special needs child, the proper term for your alimony is likely spousal maintenance or potentially contractual alimony.

Custody of your special needs child could impact asset division

Going through a divorce when you and your spouse have children is complicated. When one or more of your children has special needs, however, the process becomes infinitely more complicated. There are many things to take into consideration.

Co-parenting with a special needs child

While divorce is hard for the couple, it is often more difficult on the children. This is especially true if you have a special needs child that relies on a strong foundation. For example, a divorce can have very negative effects on a child with autism who requires a fairly standard daily routine to limit meltdowns.