Growing up is a challenging time of life. Rapid physical and emotional changes occur as children face everyday pressures from school and friends. Columbus parents remember how tough being a kid can be and do everything they can to spare children unnecessary hardships.
Everything changes after you've been through a marital split. Your home situation will most likely be very different than it was last year. Most certainly, your budget reflects the lack of two incomes. You may also be a Columbus parent struggling with how the post-divorce holiday season will affect you and your children.
Several states have voted to approve gay marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court threw out the Defense of Marriage Act last summer. Even as this was being written, a 15th state legalized gay marriage, with a 16th likely before the end of the month.
Several issues keep Columbus spouses from settling divorces in a timely manner. Some of the most contentious are disputes over child support and custody or property division. In many Ohio divorce cases, all of these issues delay a satisfying settlement.
It's natural for Columbus spouses to feel strong emotions when they divorce. While spouses bear the emotional brunt of the end of a marriage, it's easy for them to forget that others also have deep feelings - children.