There are many custody issues that are addressed in a typical “parenting plan” (a plan that sets out legal and physical custody parameters for parents) but something that is not routinely addressed are issues involving children with special needs or challenges. As a parent, knowing the individual needs of your children to address challenges that they face can require daily attention. Communicating those needs to your attorney, and providing documentation from doctors, therapists, and teachers, can help ensure that your children are being cared for well after the divorce is over. Having an attorney who understands that treatment of children with special needs or challenges may require including specific provisions in the parenting plan, is a way to protect your children’s best interests.
For this or other family law questions, please contact one of the family law attorneys at Sandberg Phoenix.