One's children, undoubtable, are the light of their parents' life. As much truth as this statement holds, it is not enough to prevent or to put-off a divorce.
There are infinite number of ways that a child's parents can affect their children's lives for the better. During a change in marital status, or when seeking a change in an existing custody order, a child's world can be greatly impacted by their parents' decisions. Above all else, parents need to consider children's best interests above any other factor.
All children are special. Some even more-so than others, in that they were born or developed certain mental or physical differences that may leave them needing extra care and attention to ensure their well-being. These children are what are considered children with special needs. If seeking guardianship of a child that fits this description in Massachusetts, there are a few things one must understand about the process that is specific to special needs children.
If one has a family member with special needs, there are sometimes extra steps that need to be taken to ensure their well-being. They may have physical or mental disabilities that make their needs different from others. If there is a child in the family and a parent is thinking about filing for divorce, usually, there are questions related to the special child's situation during this time of change. Emotional well-being is important, but so is the fact that the special needs child is financially sound after a change in living situation, like a divorce would cause.