Divorce Attorney Handling Cases Involving Children With Special Needs

Divorce is always a difficult and emotionally challenging time for families. For parents with a special needs child, however, additional challenges must be properly addressed. To best protect the welfare of children with special needs, parents should give careful consideration to the custody and visitation agreements they make and take into account any special educational, medical or emotional needs of their children.

If you require an experienced family law attorney who can provide sound advice and vigorous representation, contact the Law Offices of Sharon Merrick in Richardson, Texas. If you need a lawyer for divorce with special needs children, I am a skilled attorney who represents mothers and fathers in these cases that present unique issues.

My Experience And Background

Since 1998, I have been representing clients in divorce and family law matters. I practice exclusively in family law cases to provide my clients with the experienced and highly knowledgeable representation they require. Prior to starting my law practice, I was a special education major in college and spent many years working with special needs children. As a family law attorney, I focus a lot of my practice on custody and visitation matters.

Standard Parenting Plans In A Texas Divorce

The standard possession schedule (visitation) for the parent who does not have primary conservatorship (custody) typically includes overnight visits on the first, third and fifth weekends of every month, alternate holidays, and an extended period of time in the summer.

However, the standard visitation schedule is only a starting point. Parents may agree to alternate arrangements for the benefit of their children. When parents are unable to reach an agreement on a parenting plan, courts have broad discretion to deviate from a standard possession schedule to do what is best for minor children.

Special Needs Parenting Plans

A standard possession schedule may not be in the best interests of a special needs child. As your lawyer, I will take time to listen to you, understand your goals and work with you to pursue a parenting plan that will benefit you and your child. Given my educational, employment and legal background, I am in a unique position to provide the sound advice and dedicated representation that can make a positive difference in your case.

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If you need to speak with a Richardson-Plano-Garland family law attorney, I offer a free consultation. For assistance, call 972-591-2323 or contact me by email.