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

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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.

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My Guest

MORGHAN RICHARDSON, ESQ.

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.

 

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  • 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?

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