What are the signs kids might not be coping well from a divorce?

The end of a marriage is a stressful and heartbreaking time for most people. Adults can have difficulty adjusting to divorced life. It can be even harder for Ohio children, who must come to terms with their parents no longer loving each other and now living apart. Not surprisingly, your children may have a difficult time coping.

The impact of a dispute and your child’s education

Getting a divorce can be extremely challenging for parents. In fact, the various issues that can arise during a divorce may prompt some parents to stay in a marriage even though it is toxic and potentially harmful to their emotional, financial or even physical well-being. Aside from many of the common ways in which divorce affects families, such as custody disputes and financial concerns, many other issues may need to be reviewed by parents at all stages of the divorce process, especially when it comes to custody and the potential ways in which this major change could affect a child’s education.

Creating a post-divorce parenting plan

Ohio couples who file for divorce usually have to work through many complex issues, especially when they have children together. Custody, child support and parenting time are just a few of the issues that divorcing parents need to discuss. If a couple is unable to reach an agreement with each other, a state court may need to finalize the terms of the divorce.

Child support: What factors are factored in?

Going through the divorce process can be complicated and overwhelming, especially when children are involved in the separation. Child support is one of the most important topics to cover in the settlement. Children deserve financial support from both parents, even after their families have separated. 

Legal vs. physical custody: What you should know

When you file for divorce in Ohio, there are a host of terms that must be negotiated before the divorce settlement is finalized. One of the most difficult and important terms is that of child custody. Divorce can be extremely hard for children, who are often the unwilling participants of the separation. Yet, the right type of custody may help to minimize the effects of divorce on the children and help them maintain a solid relationship with both parents. 

Are there advantages to grandparent adoption?

American families come in all shapes and sizes. While some children are raised by their aunts and uncles, others live in single-parent households and still others are brought up by their grandparents. Not all parents are fit or able to properly care for their children and grandparents may need to step in to help. If you are a grandparent raising a grandchild, you may find it beneficial to go through the legal adoption process. 

Study: Joint-custody may be beneficial for children

When couples file for divorce, they are faced with a myriad of issues that must be negotiated in the final divorce settlement. Child custody arrangements are one of the most critical, as they impact the wellbeing of the child for years to come. Although every situation has different circumstances, which may impact the type of custody that is best for the child, studies show that children who spend a significant amount of time with both parents may have advantages when compared to children who are in sole-custody situations. 

How mediation can help in child custody matters

Going through a divorce or legal separation can be emotionally overwhelming and challenging, especially if there are children involved. While splitting up marital property can be difficult, it is nothing in comparison to splitting up the children and determining what type of custody would be best. SInce every situation is unique, the type of custody that works in each situation is also unique depending on the circumstances surrounding the case. Through traditional courtroom divorces, the judge presiding over the case looks at all of the information provided and makes a decision as to whether sole custody or joint custody is best. Mediation, on the other hand, allows couples to look at their own situation and create a custody arrangement that works best for them. 

When to modify a child custody agreement

When people are going through a divorce in Ohio, many times emotions run high. Decisions might be made in haste or without being thoroughly or properly thought through. Sometimes, people may later wish that they had come up with a different child custody or support agreement than the one that has been approved by the court. 

Can you develop a parent plan that is mutually beneficial?

When you first begin thinking about arranging a parenting plan with your ex in Ohio, the task of communicating with him or her at all may seem a bit daunting. However, if you are able to separate your feelings and work toward establishing healthy boundaries while developing a custody arrangement, you can certainly create an agreement that will be mutually beneficial for you, your ex and your children. 

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