043: Co-Parenting ADHD Under Duress, with Morghan Richardson Esq.

Picture of hosted by Penny Williams

hosted by Penny Williams

Listen on Apple Podcasts  |  Google Podcasts  |  Spreaker  |  Spotify  |  iHeart Radio

I’m talking with divorce and family attorney, Morghan Leia Richardson, about how to navigate co-parenting a child with ADHD when the parents don’t agree on ADHD treatment and parenting. There are ways to pre-plan for these parenting disagreements during the divorce process, as well as resources and recourse for resolution after. Court proceedings aren’t the only option for resolution, and Morghan outlines a few better options. If you and your co-parent disagree on how to parent your child with ADHD, this episode is a must-listen.


Some of the resources may be affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission (at no cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

Find a Parenting Coordinator or Co-Parenting Therapist to mediate to resolve the dispute together, outside the legal system.

Subscribe to Clarity — my weekly newsletter on what’s working in business right now, delivered free, straight to your inbox.

Work with me to level up your parenting — online parent training and coaching  for neurodiverse families.

My Guest


Morghan Leia Richardson is a divorce attorney and mediator in New York City. She is a partner at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP in Manhattan. Experienced in litigation and family law issues that accompany Divorce, Morghan is a resource on issues like Custody, Child Support, Father’s Rights and Marital Property issues, including asset discovery and protection. She was named a New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers (Top lawyers under 40), and participates on the New York State Bar Association’s Committee for Women in the Law. She is the New York State Captain for Lawyer Moms of America.

Before starting her own practice, Morghan worked for national litigation firms as an associate in high-stakes state and federal cases. She previously worked as a news reporter in Texas and Florida, which fueled her desire to excel at Tulane Law School in New Orleans. Morghan worked as an extern for Federal Magistrate Judge Louis Moore in the United States Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and served as a Managing Editor for the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. Morghan is a divorced parent of three kids and very familiar with how to address challenging co-parenting and parallel parenting issues.


Thank you!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it. Have something to say, or a question to ask? Leave a comment below. I promise to answer every single one. **Also, please leave an honest review for the Beautifully Complex Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and appreciated! That’s what helps me reach and help more families like yours.

I'm Penny Williams.

I help stuck and struggling parents (educators, too) make the pivots necessary to unlock success and joy for neurodivergent kids and teens, themselves, and their families. I'm honored to be part of your journey!

Pinpoint the
Help You Need
right now

Take my free quiz to cut through the overwhelm and get focused on the information and resources that will help you and your child RIGHT NOW.

free video series
Quick Start: 3 High-Impact Actions to Transform Behavior

Transforming negative or unwanted behavior is a long and complex process. HOWEVER, there are a few actions you can take right now that will provide a big impact. These 3 high-impact strategies address foundational aspects of behavior, empowering you to help your child feel better so they can do better.



Makes time visual for those with time blindness.


Blends gaming with off-screen activities to teach coping skills through play.


Manage chores and routines while building self-confidence and independence.


A chair that gives kids a sensory hug.

About the show...

I'm your host, Penny.

Join me as I help parents, caregivers, and educators like you harness the realization that we are all beautifully complex and marvelously imperfect. Each week I deliver insights and actionable strategies on parenting neurodivergent kids — those with ADHD, autism, anxiety, learning disabilities…

My approach to decoding behavior while honoring neurodiversity and parenting the individual child you have will provide you with the tools to help you understand and transform behavior, reduce your own stress, increase parenting confidence, and create the joyful family life you crave. I am honored to have helped thousands of families worldwide to help their kids feel good so they can do good.

Listen on Apple Podcasts  |  Google Podcasts  |  Spotify  |  iHeart Radio

Share your thoughts.

1 Comment
  • Hi, Are there mediators who truly understand ASD and ASHS? Not Courts who clearly wont – cause too much damage than good. Supporters who have good advice for a whole family that are Autistic. One parent also ADHD, the other who doesnt believe in Autism or ADHD? Kids 8 and 10 not given a voice, all dominated by very insecure Dad and wants to have 100% involvement still though divorced 6 yrs ago. Hard on kids 50/50 with Mum and Dad going one house to other. Is there any support for this or do we have to keep muddling through even when so emotionally painful to all involved? In UK I cant find any appropriate support – other than just wait for kids to be old enough to work out for themselves. Thats what Im doing but is it really the only option?

Leave a Reply

Start Typing