3 Things to Consider in a PA Divorce if You Have a Child with Special Needs
Getting divorced may be what’s best for you and your children, but that doesn’t mean that it will be easy. As you prepare for a divorce mediation or proceeding the impact of your divorce on your children is likely at the forefront of your mind. This may be particularly true if you have a child with special needs.
Children with special needs, or without, are unique. What works for one child may not work for another child. However, if you have a child with special needs then it is important to consider:
- How your child will deal with one parent moving out. Will your child be able to understand the change? What could make your child feel more secure during the transition period?
- Any impact on your child’s education. Are you happy with the general and special education services in your current school district? Are you willing to change districts? How will your child do with that change?
- Whether your child will be able to continue with current doctors and specialists. Will a move or change in insurance make it impossible for your child to continue with the doctors, therapists, and specialists that you like?
Divorce inevitably means change for your child. However, you and your soon to be ex-spouse may be able to work together in the divorce mediation process to help minimize the effects on your child. For more information, please contact our Pennsylvania divorce attorneys for a free a consultation today.