Mary Ann Hughes
CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
Special Family Transitions LLC
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About my Practice
Hello! My name is Mary Ann Hughes and I am here to support you through your divorce involving special needs children, so you can get the best outcome for your family with as little stress, time, and expense as possible.

I know how stressful it can be going through divorce, especially when you have a child with a disability. As the mother of two boys on the autism spectrum, I was once where you are today –  overwhelmed, trying to figure out how to navigate the complexities of special needs divorce, to make sure the children would be taken care of in the future.

After figuring out the process and successfully advocating for my children’s needs during my complex divorce, I started Special Family Transitions and became certified as a Divorce Coach, Divorce Specialist, and Life Coach, so I could help other families get a good result in their divorce, without having go through the trials that I did.

Combining my certifications and years of experience and special needs advocacy, along with my passion for making sure each family I work with gets the best result possible, I am committed to support families with children with disabilities as a trusted special needs divorce coach and consultant.  I am here for you, as your coach and partner in this journey.

Services I Offer

I offer Planning, Guidance, and Assistance in Special Needs Divorce, before, during, and after the Divorce, through One-on-One Coaching, as a member of your divorce team, and through online offerings.


– CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
– CDC Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®
– CDS Certified Divorce Specialist
– Certified Life Coach
– LoneStar LEND (Leadership Education in Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) Fellow

Professional Memberships

National Association of Divorce Professionals, National Chapter
National Association of Divorce Professionals, Special Needs Chapter
NADP, Houston Chapter
American Bar Association


“I have worked closely with Mary Ann Hughes in her efforts to provide her children with the best education, therapy, and services she can possibly muster. Mary Ann is smart, detail oriented, and always cheerful, even when dealing with the most challenging circumstances. I would recommend Mary Ann for any project or endeavor. Mary Ann will be able to assist any family looking for a strong guide to navigate them through the vast sea of information and resources available to their children with special needs.”

~ David A. Dowdy, Attorney at Law, Lilly & Van Ness, L.L.P.

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