Autism affects social interactions and communication — two critical components of marriage. If you’re in a mixed-neurological marriage (or a marriage between a typically developing person and a person with autism) and are considering divorce, you’re not alone. Typically developing people and people with autism have inherent communication differences that, in marriage, can cause distress to both partners and their children.

My stance is an open one: I believe that you are the only person who can make the choice for you and your family. I don’t encourage my clients to stay in mixed relationships and I don’t encourage my clients to leave them. I am here to support you in your journey no matter where you decide you’re going.

If you or your partner has decided it’s time for divorce, I’m here to support you and (hopefully) to help you save some money. Mixed-neurological divorces can be very expensive and contentious. I can’t promise to prevent problems, but we can always try. Either way, I’m here to support you.

I support partners with autism who would like guidance about how to maintain positive relationships with their children after divorce and who genuinely care about their children’s wellbeing. My biggest goal when working with partners with autism is to help them not be taken advantage of by attorneys, not “shoot themselves in the feet” by mistakenly causing problems they have difficulties anticipating, and through talking through the perspective of your children and your soon-to-be ex-spouse so that you can find a happier post-divorce life. Theory of mind deficits are part of autism and they make divorce hard. I’m here to help with that. You deserve a happy post-divorce family life.

I support typically developing partners through the communication incompatibilities of mixed-neurological divorce. I support you as you manage the burden of trying to care for the wellbeing of all the members of the family while simultaneously coping with the stress of the divorce conflict. We discuss your transition into your new post-divorce life and the importance of discovering how you came to be in this place in your life journey and how you can find yourself in the place you desire moving forward.

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