Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Parenting Plans and Autistic Children

November 2018 Bar Bulletin

By Tiffany Cunningham

If you are a family law attorney, you have undoubtedly represented the parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This probability is increased by the greater likelihood that married couples with these special needs children will end up in a divorce — an understandable legacy of greater levels of parenting stress, decreased quality of family life, and reduced marital satisfaction. 

The complexities that always attend disputed custody negotiations are particularly challenging when the parents of a child with ASD cannot agree on how to share the division of custody, including how transitions and their frequency will impact the child. 

As detailed in DSM-5,...

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