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Tips for men going through an Ohio divorce

Within American society, men and women often have very different ways of addressing stress and emotional turmoil. While there are certainly exceptions from the norm, in many cases women have far better support networks in place to help them transition through periods of stress, including divorce. Men, on the other hand, often lack the emotional support that is needed to help move beyond an Ohio divorce, and many choose unhealthy coping mechanisms as they try to regain a sense of normalcy.

After divorce, ensure healthy habits for the kids

The end of a marriage can be a tumultuous time for an Ohio family. As with any significant life event, it is easy to fall into poor dietary habits during times of stress. A recent study looked at the eating habits of parents and children who were going through a separation or divorce, and compared their choices with those of intact families. The results suggest that divorce can lead to a significant increase in a child's consumption of sugary beverages.

Divorce risk rises for women diagnosed with disease

There are a number of things that can lead an Ohio couple to seek divorce. Many of those factors are the direct result of choices made by one or both spouses. There are other cases in which circumstances lead to a distancing between partners, the ultimate result of which is an end to the marriage. A recent study looks at the impact that a serious illness has on a marriage, and the risk of divorce that accompanies a serious medical condition.

For orthodox Jewish women, a legal divorce may not suffice

Ohio readers may be aware of a trial currently underway in which a Jewish rabbi is accused of serious criminal acts. The rabbi, along with four other men, is charged with attempted kidnapping. He is also alleged to have participated in acts of violence against Jewish men who refused to grant their wives a type of religious divorce. The case has raised awareness of the issue across the nation.

After divorce, make appropriate estate-planning changes

One of the aspects of divorce that many spouses are unprepared for is the multitude of tasks that must be accomplished. There are documents that must be gathered, financial matters to negotiate, and a wide range of decisions made that will shape each spouse's life in the years to come. It is easy to overlook items on one's divorce to-do list, but Ohio spouses should make an effort to ensure that certain needs are addressed in a timely manner. Chief among these is a re evaluation of one's existing estate-planning choices.

Can a surrogate mother be forced to pay child support?

Virtually all Ohio court battles over the financial care of a child are waged between parents who are no longer together, and where the custodial parent is seeking support payments to assist in the costs of raising a shared child. There are child support cases, however, that do not conform to this mold, and where the parties are far removed from what we consider to be the "norm." Recent reports of the struggles between Sherri Shepherd and her soon-to-be ex husband provide an excellent example.

Do you know your spouse's thoughts about divorce?

Ask most married people how their spouse feels about life without them and you might be surprised at how certain they are in their response. Many of us are sure that we understand how our significant others feel about these matters, but recent research suggests that many of us are wrong in those assumptions. For some in Ohio, this could lead to an inability to predict when one's partner is seriously considering filing for divorce.

Don't let emotions influence divorce decision-making

When going through a difficult divorce, it is easy to get swept up in the emotional turmoil surrounding the matter. Many Ohio spouses find themselves reacting in ways that are surprising, even to themselves. Divorce can be a tumultuous process, but it is also a time during which a number of important financial decisions must be made. Savvy spouses work hard to avoid allowing their emotional response to the divorce have a negative impact on the bottom line.

Sleep loss during divorce can be a serious issue

In the midst of a serious life event, it is not uncommon for individuals to experience difficulty in getting a good night's sleep. Divorce is a prime example, and an undertaking that can place serious barriers in the way of adequate rest. Everyone in Ohio understands the short-term ramifications of a poor night's sleep, but recent research suggests that long-term sleep problems can have devastating effects on one's health and well-being.

A divorce does not have to mean the end of a business

There is an adage that warns about mixing business and pleasure, but what about business and marriage? There have been many business ventures that were successfully launched by married partners, including here in Ohio. Nevertheless, a divorce between business partners does not have to spell bankruptcy for an established company.

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