Monthly Archives: January 2016

Child Custody Concerns While Divorcing

Posted Date:January 18, 2016 | Categories:

Child Custody Concerns While Divorcing

During a divorce one of the primary concerns must be for the welfare of your children. As you begin divorce proceedings, keeping their well-being in the forefront of your decisions is important to both parents and children.

In recent years there has been a movement to redefine custody from a one-parent custody, and one-parent visitation model, to a shared parenting model. Joint custody, known in Ohio as shared parenting, is when both parents share equal custody, decision-making and parenting responsibilities for the minor children.

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How Personality Disorders Effect Divorce Procedures

Posted Date:January 17, 2016 | Categories:

Divorce Procedures

Personality disorder added to the emotional trauma of divorce can result in a difficult divorce.  To begin, a clear understanding of what constitutes a personality disorder is helpful.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders categorizes personality disorders into three broad categories, with between three and four disorders in each category. Psychology Today states “personality disorder can be diagnosed if there are significant impairments in self and interpersonal functioning together with one or more pathological personality traits. In addition, these features must be (1) relatively stable across time and consistent across situations, (2) not better understood as normative for the individual’s developmental stage or socio-cultural environment, and (3) not solely due to the direct effects of a substance or general medical condition”. 

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What to Know About Single Parent Adoption

Posted Date:January 11, 2016 | Categories:

Columbus Single Parent Adoption

Single parents are welcome to adopt! Though there are special challenges for the single parent, those challenges are by no means insurmountable and the richness of having a child you love who loves you in your life will far outweigh the challenges presented by single parenthood.

There are estimates that as much as 25 percent of special needs adoptions are by single parents. Nationwide, estimates are that anywhere from five to ten percent of all adoptions are by single parents.

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How to Make the Transition from Married to Single Smooth and Easy

Posted Date:January 10, 2016 | Categories:

Transition from Married to Single

Making the transition from married to single can be difficult, but there are ways to reduce the emotional stress.  Here’s some advice on how to ease the transition.

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Special Needs Adoption Procedures

Posted Date:January 8, 2016 | Categories:

Special Adoption Procedures

The actual legal process for adopting a special needs child is the same as any other adoption, and you can get a brief look at the process by going to our blog on the subject here. Adopting a special needs child can be the most rewarding and beautiful gift you give your family, and the child or children you adopt.

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Tips on Preparing For Military Divorce

Posted Date:January 4, 2016 | Categories:

Columbus Military Divorce
  1. Prepare yourself with the facts. First and foremost, try to separate yourself from the sheer emotion of the ending of your relationship and separate myth from fact. For example, unless your marriage lasts for the entire military career, the non-military member is not automatically entitled to half of the military member’s pension. The “marital share” of the retirement is portion of retirement that was acquired during the marriage and while in military service. The time clock starts with the wedding or the beginning of military service, whichever is later. Then the clock stops on the date of separation or divorce.

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