If you're considering a divorce and you have a special needs child, you're right to be concerned about how that may impact the terms of your divorce. In most cases, there are several things that may need to be altered to ensure that the child's best interests are being represented, including the following.
1. The parenting plan. Those with special needs children may need a much longer and much more detailed parenting plan. This is because the general plan used in most situations may not cover all of the issues both the parents and child may have to deal with. In general, the more detailed the plan the better. If you and your ex are not in agreement on the issues or you're not sure what all needs to be included in the parenting plan, talking with your attorney can give you a better idea of your options.