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Will this be the summer of your divorce?

At just about halfway through the summer, you may expect to be planning that big vacation or doing some final home improvement projects before you start back-to-school shopping. However, maybe this year, your heart isn't in it. If you are struggling in your marriage, you may be unable to enjoy the hot Ohio days and cooler evenings like in years past. Perhaps you are even thinking that this may be your last summer with your spouse.

Medical needs can affect child support and custody

When you have a child who has medical needs, you're going to have extra factors to consider during a divorce. You and your estranged spouse have to consider your child's best interests and how to help them with their medical care while still traveling between homes. You may also need to look into finding the best ways to maintain health insurance and discuss additional child support for the purposes of paying medical expenses.

Are you an Ohio stay-at-home mom headed for divorce?

When you got married, you may have been one of many women in Ohio who sacrificed a career to stay home and raise a family. Perhaps you've been able to add supplemental income to your household by working from home or using your creative entrepreneurial skills to turn a profit by selling products you create or providing day care for moms who work outside the home, etc.

What should you do if your ex isn't a great parent?

When you have a custody dispute, it can be one of the hardest times of your life. You want to make sure your children aren't suffering, but at the same time, you have to protect your right to see your children and may need to take steps to limit their contact with the other parent.

Alimony paid in a lump sum can be beneficial to the recipient

Among all the things that you have to deal with during a divorce, alimony may be one of the most crucial. Alimony is a protection sometimes given to lesser-earning spouses who need some financial support after a divorce. For example, a stay-at-home parent might not have a job that pays enough to support them. Therefore, alimony could be ordered to make up the difference and give them time to catch up in the workplace.

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