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Co-parenting a special needs child after divorce

Many Missouri residents ending a marriage do not have an easy time working out the details. In most cases, parents who decide to separate encounter a particular set of challenges as they navigate new circumstances co-parenting their child. Some parents going through the divorce process have to work through additional considerations if their child has special needs, and this situation can be especially difficult in the case of a high conflict divorce. An expert offers a few tips for divorcing parents of a child with special needs (ADHD, autism and anxiety, to name only a few).

Child support issues to keep in mind in divorce

Co-parenting can be challenging, even for married couples in Missouri who have been together for decades. If you divorce, you may have to resolve numerous issues regarding child custody and child support. If you and your ex disagree about such matters, you may have to leave it up to the court to decide if you're unable to achieve an agreement.

Behaving badly toward spouse during divorce has negative effect

Ending a marriage tends to bring out the worst in people. Even if a person generally behaved kindly and positively toward his or her partner during the marriage, once a divorce is in process, that same person may act out of character sometimes or even often. Negative behavior may take the form of harsh comments about the spouse to a third party or to the spouse directly. However, divorcing Missouri couples who may be inclined to deliver nasty comments should first consider the following potential benefits to keeping that hostility in check.

Are you at your wit's end in a high-conflict divorce?

Perhaps, you and your spouse argued often in the months leading up to your ultimate decision to divorce. When a relationship becomes contentious, it's stressful for everyone involved. In fact, it would be understandable if you were to say that constant conflict was a leading factor in your decision to end your marriage in a Missouri court. While you might have hoped that you'd be able to settle things as swiftly as possible, if your spouse is looking for a fight, it might not be that easy.

Divorce: Financial knowledge is essential when negotiating

Missouri couples in the midst of ending their marriage, and those who have come out the other end, well understand both the emotional and financial impact of this process. Divorcing people, typically, must negotiate various issues: child custody, living arrangements and division of assets, to name a few. Many people going through a divorce experience a particularly high level of stress worrying about their financial situation while moving forward as a single person. During divorce proceedings, couples often spend a great deal of time negotiating finances and can therefore benefit from the following tips from financial experts.

Child custody negotiation when a parent has a demanding career

When Missouri couples decide to legally end their union, they often face a number of challenges. People involved in the process of divorce who are also parents may find navigating the area of child custody particularly stressful, but no doubt divorcing parents would agree that time spent with their children is precious, and any amount of difficulty they must endure during negotiations is well worth the outcome. Divorcing parents with a time-consuming career may be concerned about losing quality parenting time in the divorce as a result of the demands of their working life. Experts offer some tips for such individuals.

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