Parents facing divorce usually worry about how their children will deal with the emotional repercussions of a divorce. Parents of a special needs child may worry even more. Studies suggest that the divorce rate for parents of disabled children is about 80%. This may be due to the additional stresses the family experiences, and it highlights the increased need for effective co-parenting and protection for the children. We at Collaborative Practice Marin believe that Collaborative Divorce is the best way to develop a plan for special needs children during and after divorce. This article, written by a Collaborative family law attorney in Virginia, describes the collaborative approach to divorce in families with special needs children. http://kaleslaw.com/blog/?p=
Jonathan Kales is a Collaborative family law attorney at Kales & Kales, in Virginia.
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