If you and your spouse have children together and have decided to get a divorce, you are not alone. Many couples in Ohio find themselves in this situation every year. As you delve into the details of how to split your assets and your debts, you may also be discussing financial support for your children. Even if you have very young children, it is wise to ensure that funding a college education is part of this discussion.
As you recite your wedding vows, you may not anticipate filing for divorce years later. Yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that at least half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. While many people believe that their second and third attempt at wedded bliss may turn out better results, statistics show otherwise. The divorce rate for second marriages increases to 67 percent, and for third marriages to 73 percent. So why does the risk of divorce increase with each subsequent marriage?
Married couples split up for countless reasons, and there are a number of issues that they may be going through when they decide to move forward with the divorce process. Sometimes, there may be disagreement regarding the decision to divorce, with only one spouse wishing to end the marriage, while the feelings may be mutual in other instances. When someone is pregnant, approaching divorce (and even finding the courage to move forward with a divorce) can be especially complicated. However, people should not feel stuck in a toxic marriage just because of their pregnancy status.
After watching divorces play out in the movies, or watching your Ohio friends and neighbors navigate their way through them, you may have the impression that all divorces ultimately lead to ugly, litigated courtroom battles. This does not have the be the case for all divorcing couples, however. At the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, we understand that divorce mediation presents an affordable alternative to a traditional courtroom divorce, and we have helped many people looking to save money and preserve their sanity amid splits make choices that serve them well.
When it comes to divorce, there are a number of issues (both positive and possibly negative) to consider. Often, people think about the immediate impact of ending their marriage, from stress in the courtroom to how their daily life will change after splitting up with their spouse. However, it is also very helpful to go over the long-term impact of divorce. In fact, there may be a number of reasons why ending a marriage is advantageous over the course of someone’s life.
As you stare your divorce in the face, you are becoming more concerned about how this significant change in your relationship could alter your life's future. Mediation is a valuable tool that you can use to your advantage if you understand how your decisions will impact your outcome. At the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, LLC, we are committed to helping people in Ohio to work through the process of separating from their spouse.
Whether you are currently filing for divorce or you are simply considering terminating your marriage, there are many things to consider, especially when there are children involved. One of the most important plans included in your divorce settlement is your child custody arrangement. Children who are forced to go through a divorce and deal with their parents separating may have difficulties when it comes to adjusting to this big change in life. Yet, you may be able to minimize the overwhelming feelings by creating a solid parenting plan.
Because every family is different, divorce affects each family, and each member of the family, differently. If you are an Ohio parent involved in divorcing your spouse, you may have questions as to how your children will react to the divorce.
Like many Ohio single parents, you might not get along well with your ex. There is a difference, however, between not getting along and alienating the children from the other parent’s life. Sadly, the latter is a far too common scenario.