In a time where one out of every 68 children is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is very likely that you or someone you care about is facing a challenge stemming from Autism. Whether you are an adult with an ASD and need legal guidance on financial self advocacy for your future, or you are the parent of a child with an ASD going through a divorce, Mario can help guide you through your options.
Divorce and Mediation –
Having a child with an ASD can make the sometimes already difficult process of divorce even more complex. Differing opinions on education, therapy, parenting time, and medical treatments can put parents at odds. Mario will work with you to help design specific parenting plans that will legally spell out all the details, so you can co-parent amicably.
Legally, once a person reaches the age of 18, they are exclusively responsible for their healthcare and financial decisions and responsibilities. ASDs can complicate things, as many times there has been extensive medical and financial decision making done by the parents. A Guardianship can help. A Guardianship legalizes the parent or caretaker as a person with whom all contracts and medical decisions are made.
Power of Attorney-
A high functioning adult with an ASD may be quite capable of living an independent life in most aspects. High functioning adults may choose to consent to a Power of Attorney as a way to integrate their parent into their decision making process with respect to finances and healthcare, while still maintaining a high level of independence.