Divorce is not an easy process to walk through. It can involve complex emotions, and parents have to figure out how to navigate their own feelings while making decisions that are in the best interests of the children. One way that some Ohio parents do this is by opting for a nesting custody arrangement.
In most families, children have a special relationship with their grandparents. When a divorce or other circumstance separates children and grandparents, it can be harmful to all parties. Family law courts recognize how beneficial a strong child/grandparent bond is. With the best interests of the children at heart, many of these courts allow estranged grandparents to seek legal visitation or even child custody in some situations.
One of the most contentious areas of a divorce is property division. This is particularly true for those who have amassed a large number of assets with their spouses over the years.
Under Ohio law, unmarried mothers are granted sole custody of their children at the time they give birth. Unmarried fathers have the right to seek custody or time with their kids, but it isn't automatically granted as it is with mothers.
When people least expect it, life circumstances can arise that place them in a precarious financial situation. For people without children, it is easier to find a solution to these situations because they do not have to worry about providing for kids. For Ohio parents who contribute to the care of their kids through child support, a single financial hardship can have many detrimental consequences for parents and children alike.
No one "wins" when a family goes through the stress, contention and expense of a courtroom battle over child custody. A divorce exerts its own measure of chaos and anxiety on a family without adding anything else into the mix.
Have you ever thought about what you would like your post-divorce life to look like? Perhaps you would like to travel abroad or move to a quiet Pacific island. Maybe you want to earn an advanced degree. Some people just want to survive their divorce and move on to a better or healthier personal lifestyle.