Raising a child with a significant disability is challenging enough when parents have an intact marriage. The challenges increase exponentially when the parents are divorcing. Not only do they need to ascertain their child’s current needs and the resulting financial implications, but they also need to do so into the future, when they are not together and may not be as cooperative in addressing the challenges.
Every situation is unique, with respect to each child’s specific disability and each couple’s financial situation. That’s why it’s important for a couple to seek out a mediator who has substantial experience working with parents of children with special needs.