As a mother, there is never a time when you don't want to do what is best for your child. This will definitely hold true during the divorce process.
Divorce and child custody are always complicated issues. They become even more so when you have a child with special needs. It also becomes more important to focus on what is best for the wellbeing of your child. Now that you and your husband have decided to divorce, every decision you make could have lasting effects on your child.
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.
As a mother with a special needs child, you know that your child may be overwhelmed by the changes that are happening in your lives. Having to travel more, yet seeing less of each parent or having to participate in different activities like special needs daycare or other after-school programs can be difficult and disruptive. Here are some tips to help your child as you resolve your divorce.
Custody disputes can be traumatic for all parties involved. Not only has a marriage or relationship ended, but now everyone has to deal with the issue of child custody, which may cause even more damage for the parents and the child than the divorce.
Getting a divorce is never easy, but when it is a high net worth divorce, it can be especially difficult. High asset divorces involve disputes about the division of assets, child support and alimony and spousal support that may not always end with all parties receiving what they wanted. Even though these types of divorces lead to multiple disputes, these disagreements can easily be avoided if the necessary steps are taken prior to the two people entering the marriage.
Couples experiencing a divorce who have children have more to figure out than how assets will be divided. In these situations, placement for the children is one of the most important things to be decided during the separation process. Along with child custody being determined by the court, sole-managing conservatorship or joint-sole conservatorship is also assigned to one of both parents.
When any two people are getting divorced and there is a child involved, both child custody and child support need to be determined. It is not an easy process, but the ultimate goal is to determine a situation that works best for the child and allows them to maintain a relationship with each parent.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments on same-sex marriage. In Texas, gay marriages are currently banned. All of the courts await a decision by the Supreme Court, expected in June.
Texas baseball fans may be interested to learn that former Texas Rangers player Josh Hamilton recently filed for divorce from his wife in a Tarrant County court. According to court documents, Hamilton filed his divorce petition in February, and his wife filed her response in March.