Dr. Margaret Price

Dr. Margaret ‘Pegi’ Price is a Professor and Academic Program Director for the M.S. in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. She has held teaching and department head positions at several colleges and universities in the Midwest. She received a National Teacher of the Year award in 1992.

She earned her Juris Doctorate at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she was a Senior Editor on the Law Review and inducted into Phi Delta Phi, the legal honors society. She earned the first perfect score in the history of the University of Florida in the Law Review annual writing competition. She completed her B.A. in History at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, where she received multiple academic honors.

Dr. Price practiced law for more than 25 years, in a civil trial practice and as a prosecutor. She has served as an expert witness or consultant in more than 75 lawsuits involving special needs.

Dr. Price is the author of the law book, The Special Needs Child and Divorce: A Practical Guide to Evaluating and Handling Cases, (2009) Publisher, American Bar Association. She wrote the book, Divorce and the Special Needs Child: A Guide for Parents (2010) Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London.

She is the author of additional books on autism and special needs, as well as two legal thriller novels.

She has written more than 1,900 published articles over the years as a freelance writer on the subjects of law, taxes, business, finance, medicine, and special needs, in addition to the scholarly articles she writes as part of her academic career.

Organizations and members of the autism community throughout the United States and other countries contact her frequently to serve as a keynote speaker and commencement speaker, participate in national webinars, and give interviews for magazines, television, and radio. She has been a speaker at autism forums at medical schools and presented at numerous national autism conferences and the World Autism Congress in South Africa. Dr. Price is an autism therapist, trained in the Judevine method.

Dr. Price is a member of the Missouri Bar and Mensa.

Publications

  • Jack Hamlin, Jd. (2019). Mediation in High-Conflict Disputes Involving Special Needs. American Journal of Family Law, 32(4): .
  • Jack Hamlin, Jd. (2018). The Costs of a College-Bound Special Needs Child After Divorce. American Journal of Family Law, 31(4): .
  • Nancy Golden, Jd. (2018). The Changing Landscape of the Parental Rights of Sperm Donors. American Journal of Family Law, 33(1): .
  • Nancy Golden, Jd. (2018). How Obergefell Impacted the Marital Communications Privilege for Same-Sex Spouses. 32(2): .
  • Price, M. S.. (2016). The Support Costs of a Special Needs Parent. American Journal of Family Law, 30(3): .
  • Price, M. S.. (2015). Best Practices in Handling Family Law Cases Involving Children with Special Needs. Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Law, 28(1): .
  • Price, M. S.. (2015). The Baby Daddy Blues: Visitation and Practical Issues in Statutory Rape Cases. American Journal of Family Law, 29(2): .
  • Jack Hamlin, Jd. (2015). Using Special Needs Trusts in Divorce Cases. Family Advocate, 38(2): .
  • Price, M. S.. (2014). All's Fair in Love and War or Is It? Domestic Violence and Weapons Bans. American Journal of Family Law, 28(2): .
  • Price, M. S.. (2012). Special Needs Adults and Divorce Issues. American Journal of Family Law, 25(4): .
  • Price, M. S.. (2012). Special Needs and Disability in Custody Cases: The Perfect Storm. Family Law Quarterly, 46(2): .
  • Price, M. S.. (2010). Divorce and the Special Needs Child: A Guide for Parents.
  • Price, M. S.. (2009). The Special Needs Child and Divorce: A Practical Guide to Evaluating and Handling Cases.
  • Price, M. S.. (n.d.). Special Needs Children and Divorce. St. Louis Lawyer (Missouri),
  • Price, M. S.. (n.d.). Divorce Issues and the Special Needs Child. American Journal of Family Law, 25(1): .
  • Ponzio Oliverio, Jd. (n.d.). The Costs of Raising a Special Needs Child After Divorce. American Journal of Family Law, 30(1): .
  • Price, M. S.. (n.d.). What You Need to Know About Divorce.

Presentations

  • Price, M. Child Support, Custody, and Children with Autism. Conference presented at the 2009 National Conference, Autism Society of America, Chicago.
  • Price, M. Complex Issues in Child Custody Litigation – highlights from my book, The Special Needs Child. Conference presented at the Oklahoma State Bar Association Family Law Section Conference 2009 at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Price, M. Custody Issues and Autism. Conference presented at the 2011 Metro St. Louis Autism Forum, Washington Univ. in St. Louis.
  • Price, M. Custody and the Special Needs Child. Conference presented at the American Bar Association Spring 2010 CLE Conference, New Orleans.
  • Price, M. Divorce and Families with Autism. Conference presented at the World Autism Congress, October 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Price, M. Highlights from my book, The Special Needs Child and Divorce. Conference presented at the 2009 Oklahoma State Bar Association Family Law Section conference at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • Price, M. Issues to Consider When Going Through Divorce with Autism. Conference presented at the 2010 Metro St. Louis Autism Forum, Collinsville, Illinois.
  • Price, M. Keynote Speaker and Panelist. Conference presented at the National Conference 2019, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Special needs issues and divorce., Chicago.
  • Price, M. Special Needs Children and Divorce. Conference presented at the 2008 National Conference, Autism Society of America, Orlando.
  • Price, M. The Effect of Divorce on Families with Autism. Conference presented at the 2007 National Conference, Autism Society of America, Phoenix.
  • Price, M. Top Ten Things You Can Do to Support Your Members When They are Going Through Divorce. Conference presented at the National Conference, Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, 2010., Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Price, M. Autism Forum 2010, Panelist and speaker. Seminar presented at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Price, M. Autism Forum 2011, Panelist and speaker. Seminar presented at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Price, M. Highlights from my book, The Special Needs Child and Divorce. Seminar presented at the Unique Considerations in Child Custody and Support Seminar, Bar Association of St. Louis, 2009, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Price, M. Commencement Speaker. Speech presented at the 2011 High School Graduation, Special School District of St. Louis County, Missouri. SSD serves over 20,000 students with disabilities., St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Margaret Price

Contact Information

Dr. Margaret Price

College: College of Professional Studies

Department: Professional Studies

mprice@nu.edu

(559) 791-2217

Porterville Campus

Education

University of Florida - JD - Law