How Divorce Impacts Children with Special Needs
Going through a separation is never easy!
When you have children involved, the stress levels increase much more, but when you are parenting a child with special needs, the stress goes even higher.
It’s hard to understand the walk of special needs parents and their daily struggles.
When you add divorce to the mix, these stress levels can reach an all-time high.
Here are some things to consider early on in your divorce process to help make this transition easier for all involved:
- Start now dialoguing on how to handle everyday care and medical needs
- Equip both homes with any care equipment that is unique to your child’s needs
- Schedule medical appointments when both parents can be present
- Draft a medicine schedule which has consistent dosage times, regardless of whose home the child is staying
- Work out a travel schedule for weekly support services
- Make sure IEP or 504 school meetings are attended with both parents present
Divorce is life-altering, but there are some steps you can take to insulate your children with special needs from some of the stressors that divorce inevitably brings.
The Collaborative Divorce Process can help your children through your separation in many different ways. This process looks at the whole picture the impact a divorce will have for all involved, including the children, at each step – beginning, middle, end and future. This process will help you begin to dialogue with your spouse early on in the process – this is vital to successful co-parenting.
Family Divorce Solutions is a group of well respected, experienced and trained attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and child specialists who work as a team to reach a complete and satisfactory resolution for everyone involved.
Contact us today to see how we can help you find a peaceful and respectful resolution in your divorce as well as preserve your family.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or medical advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.
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