Special Needs Children and Divorce

Families with children with special needs, for example ADHD or autism, require and deserve special treatment by the courts. Unfortunately, they most often receive the same cookie cutter treatment as other litigants. Incredibly, the California Family Courts have no special procedures or systems in place for dealing with families that are disintegrating because of the huge demands children with special needs place on their families. Mediation is often the best route to follow in these cases because, ironically, the parents frequently are on good terms but are too physically and emotionally strained to argue over issues that distract from day-to-day responsibilites.

Clarke Logan Young Law Office has a number of resources at its disposal to help families with special needs children deal with divorce.