There's nothing more important to parents than their kids – knowing they're safe and raising them to be happy children with a bright future. You want to be with them all the time to teach them, guide them and love them.
In Ohio, child custody isn't one size fits all. In fact, research done recently about how custody is awarded in Ohio shows that it varies throughout the state and depends on where you live.
The start of the school year in Ohio always is filled with challenges as kids get back on schedule and prepare for the year ahead, but if you're newly divorced, your kids will have a few extra adjustments to make. Figuring out how to maneuver while living in two households instead of one is tough -- as is setting a schedule for the kids with your ex-spouse. Here's a peek at what you should do and what you can expect as a newly single parent:
Your home was your castle. Maybe it was the perfect downtown loft for a career couple or a family home where you watched your kids grow. Perhaps it was the condo where you moved after the kids left so that you didn't have to worry about mowing the lawn in the summer or shoveling the snow during an Ohio winter anymore.