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Child custody: Why does the 'worst' parent sometimes win custody?

One of the most important ways to view your child custody disagreements is from the perspective of your child's best interests. Your child's essential needs must be met as stated in the custody plan upon which you agree or the court orders.

Using parenting provisions to ensure the welfare of your child

Imagine you were married to a spouse who didn't contribute anything to the family. Perhaps you were responsible for all of the child-rearing tasks or you earned all of the money for your household, whereas your spouse lazily did nothing. If your spouse is an irresponsible, disorganized person, it can be terrifying to leave your children with him or her in a joint custody arrangement. How do you know your children will be bathed, fed and cared for in a supportive and nurturing environment?

Child custody rulings in Ohio focus on the child

Divorce can reset people's priorities and create new challenges for life beyond the emotional turmoil. But the main consideration of divorcing parents must always be the top priority. Children often feel disempowered and confused when their home lives are affected or split up by a divorce or separation between parents.

Have you thought about child support?

In our last post, we discussed the different responsibilities that parents will have in the wake of a divorce. Taking care of their child -- and performing the duties of a parent in an organized and calm manner in light of a divorce -- is critical when the marriage ends, so finding a way to live your post-divorce life and take care of your child with your ex in an efficient and effective manner is a must.

Dividing parental responsibilities after divorce

Divorce is the end of marriage, but it is a new start in your life as a parent. While you are now single, you may still have to cooperate with your former spouse in making parenting decisions for your children. It's no secret that matters related to child custody and parenting decisions are among the most challenging aspects of divorce.

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