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What alternatives to monthly alimony payments exist?

Many couples that set out to get divorced here in Ohio often think the hardest part about seeking a dissolution of their marriage is simply realizing that their marriage is irretrievably broken and that splitting up is in their best interest. If you ask any couple that's been through the divorce process though what's the hardest part about getting divorced, they'll readily tell you that it's reaching an agreement about what do do with their money and how to handle things like alimony.

Study: A woman's job promotion makes them more apt to divorce

A researcher at Stockholm University recently published a paper in which she highlighted how women who land big job promotions are more likely to get divorced than their male counterparts. The lead researcher of the study presented various reasons why this is the case.

What you can do to make divorce mediation negotiations effective

Divorce is often depicted as being quite contentious in the movies -- but some people do experience amicable divorces. That's right, there is a way for you to split up with your spouse, divide up all your property, make custody and visitation decisions regarding your children and still walk away as friends. This is best accomplished via the alternative dispute resolution approach known as mediation.

How can you make your divorce less contentious?

While sometimes both spouses are committed to ending their marriage, divorce is often a one-sided endeavor that only the husband or wife wants. It's often in instances in which both parties aren't on board with calling it quits that divorces are most contentious. There are things that you can do to minimize the conflict as you discuss child custody and support, alimony and property division though.

Common reasons why parents lose custody of their kids

Many parents have the false impression that all discussions about visitation and child custody are over once an Ohio family court judge signs off on any court orders. This is seldom the case though. Certain instances may cause a custody order to be reopened and reexamined. It's possible for a parent to be awarded and later deprived of custody as a result of this.

What type of training do divorce mediators have in Ohio?

Mediation is a type of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that has been used by individuals to resolve their differences on a variety of matters over the past few decades. It's an approach that has been used to resolve contract disputes between companies and consumers, neighborly disputes and most recently as a method for settling divorce cases and other family law matters.

What are some benefits associated with divorce mediation?

Divorce can be hard on anyone. Change is often jarring. It frays emotions. Spouses struggle to communicate early on, while they're getting their bearings. If you're new to the divorce process and concerned about how things are going to go if you head to court, then you may want to consider mediation.

How divorce mediation works

When married couples in Ohio decide to get divorced, there are plenty of tools at their disposal that can be used to get through the split with as little hassle as possible. One of the potential tools that can be utilized are divorce mediators.

Are there financial advantages to an uncontested divorce?

Ohio residents have many concerns when they are going through a divorce. You may worry about gaining custody of your children or how child support will be calculated. The length of time it takes for the divorce to be finalized is another common worry. Of course, you are likely to also be concerned about how much your divorce will cost and the long-term financial impact of your divorce. It may interest you to learn that the divorce option you choose may also have financial ramifications.

How divorce mediation can help with joint custody

Divorcing parents in Ohio will have to deal with matters of child custody. While recent studies have shown that joint custody tends to be the best option for a child, not every parent may feel like they are capable of sharing custody. This is where divorce mediation can come in.

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