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Starting a new life after your divorce

The end of marriage can be an overwhelming experience, and many people have a difficult time during the divorce process. This is completely normal, and if you encounter various challenges during your divorce you should not feel hopeless or become depressed. For example, it is common to have a lot of anxiety or other negative emotions as you bring your marriage to an end. Moreover, the divorce process can also lead to new opportunities and a brighter outlook on one’s life. For example, people may be able to move to a better area after splitting up with their spouse or pursue a new career and devote more of their time and energy toward pursuing their goals.

How can I be a better dad to my child?

Many fathers experience a lot of guilt after a divorce. Even if you've been a model parent for the most part, you might still feel responsible for the demise of your marriage and its impact on your family. According to Men's Health, there are plenty of steps that can be taken to improve your relationship with your children, and the best time to take these steps is right now. 

Ending your marriage as an older adult

Some people decide to end their marriage after a couple of years, while others may decide that divorce is necessary after decades of marriage. Moreover, divorce may involve young adults and those who are middle-aged, but some older adults decide that the time has come to move on as well. If you are an older adult, there may be a number of factors to take into consideration as you work through the divorce process. For example, you may need to revise your estate plan and you may have various health-related issues to take into account as you make your way through the divorce process.

Am I a victim of gaslighting?

Marital abuse can take on many forms. Along with physical violence and threats, an abuser may also employ a tactic known as gaslighting. This involves lies and other manipulative tactics that make the target of the ill-treatment question his or her grasp on reality. Psychology Today explains more about how gaslighting works so you can determine whether it's an issue in your marriage.

How can I avoid child discipline issues after my divorce?

Many parents disagree on how to properly discipline their children when they neglect chores and school work or talk back. These disagreements often become more pronounced after a divorce, especially when ex-spouses share in the decision-making responsibility. Very Well Family explains how divorced parents should approach common discipline issues to ensure their children are subject to consistent rules and expectations. 

Setting child support: What you should know

Children who are going through a divorce are forced to face extreme changes in their lives. One of the biggest changes may be transitioning to a single-parent household from a traditional-family household. This may mean moving from a home to an apartment or moving in with grandparents. Child support is designed to ease this transition and allows kids access to the financial support necessary to have a good quality of life.

What factors go into determining child custody?

If you are currently going through a divorce, you know first-hand how extremely overwhelming the process can be. Not only are there a host of issues to negotiate, but there are often strong emotions involved when terminating a marriage. One of the most difficult tasks to tackle during the procedures is that of child custody. While every situation has unique circumstances, decisions must be made keeping the best interests of the children in mind. What does the judge look at when determining what type of custody is best for the child?

How can I tell if my spouse is cheating?

Infidelity is a common reason for many divorces in Ohio. When a spouse is unfaithful the whole family is affected, and even suspicions of infidelity can be enough to cause strife. If you think your spouse may be cheating, Psychology Today offers the following insight. While these signs don’t apply to every situation, they can be helpful for many couples.

Is joint-custody advantageous for children?

Whether you have recently filed for divorce or you are considering entering into the process, there are a myriad of factors that must be negotiated. Divorce can be overwhelming and emotional, especially when there are children involved. It may be difficult for you and your spouse to determine what type of parenting arrangement will work best for the children. Traditionally, children are put in the sole-custody of one parent, while the non-custodial parent has visitation periodically throughout the month. Studies show, however, that children may fair better in a joint-custody situation, where they spend a significant amount of time with both parents.

How can I deal with depression after divorce?

If you’ve recently gone through a divorce in Ohio, you may be feeling depressed about your situation. Even if it’s only a temporary feeling, it’s important that you take the right steps to manage your emotions to ensure you’re able to get back to the things you enjoy most. Healthline explains what you can do about post-divorce depression.

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