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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Divorce with Children in Ohio

Divorce is tough—especially when there are children involved. Therefore, parents going through a divorce should always keep the best interests of their children in mind. Unfortunately, however, parents sometimes get so caught up in the divorce process that their children’s feelings and well-being are ignored. If you are a parent who is contemplating a divorce in Ohio, below are some things to consider as you begin the process. For additional information, please contact an Ohio divorce attorney.

Monitor your children for behavioral changes

Children deal with divorce in different ways. While it barely seems to phase some kids, others reactive negatively and exhibit unusual behaviors. Common changes include:

  • Behavioral problems in school or at home
  • Appetite changes
  • Mood changes
  • Other unusual behavior

If any of the above behaviors are observed, immediate action is required. By addressing these and other issues with the assistance of a child psychologist or counselor, not only can children learn to cope with divorce in a healthy way, but future issues can often be avoided before they have a chance to develop.

Avoid parental alienation

Parental alienation occurs when one parent intentionally gives his or her children a negative opinion of the other parent. Parental alienation can negatively affect children severely, and it can even have an impact on child custody determinations. In order to avoid the negative consequences of parental alienation, both parents should make sure they keep all communications with their children positive.

Mediation

Mediation allows couples to skip the traditional divorce process altogether. Rather than bringing the case before a judge in court, mediation allows a divorcing couple to work together to create their own divorce agreement. Mediation is usually less adversarial than the traditional divorce process, making it easier on the children. In addition, mediation sometimes includes family counselors and therapists to help parents and their children cope with the psychological and emotional aspects of the divorce process.

Contact an Ohio Divorce Attorney Today

Divorce is a stressful process, especially when there are children involved. Therefore, if you are considering a divorce in the state of Ohio, you need an experienced family law attorney on your side.

At Cox Keller Lusardi, our highly experienced attorneys not only have extensive experience in handling divorce cases, but they are also caring and compassionate people who understand the toll that divorce can take on children. When you engage our services as your divorce attorneys, we will be with you every step of the way, doing our best to relieve the stress that the divorce process can have on you and your children. Having handled hundreds of cases involving complex custody, visitation, and support issues throughout Ohio, you can be confident that we understand what it takes to achieve a favorable outcome for you. Please contact us for a free initial consultation as soon as possible.


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