Children of divorced parents, particularly adolescents, are more likely to suffer problems in school and personal difficulties than children of intact families. Of course, this is not true of all children, but the possibility is one that divorcing parents should be aware of. Some problems that may be experienced are depression, increased aggression, sexual activity or substance abuse.
The divorce is normally the last step in a fractured relationship. The stress level in the home has probably been high for some time. After the separation or divorce, the custodial parent may have a sharply reduced income. The child may be coping with a move to a smaller home in a more dangerous neighborhood, loss of familiar support systems and a new school. In addition, the custodial parent may find it necessary to work long hours, spending less time with the child.
Effective parenting often includes joint decision-making with the child regarding various activities and household rules. Having a calm, low-stress atmosphere within the home is very helpful. Successfully dealing with the logistics of shared custody or visitations is very important. Most problems children experience occur during the first two years after the divorce. Fortunately, most children adjust and adapt to the new situation.
Residents of Stow and Wadsworth, Ohio have found that Perduk, Hamey & Associates has skilled and experienced attorneys to handle their legal needs. The firms offers its services in a wide range of specialties, including divorce, family law and bankruptcy, personal injury and workers’ comp, traffic problems including DUI and related cases, real estate, business and estate planning. Ohio residents who are looking for an experienced divorce attorney in Wadsworth Ohio should talk to one of these skilled attorneys.
David C. Perduk graduated with his Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1996 and has been practicing law in Stow, Ohio since that time. He has successfully handled a wide variety of cases, acting as the Plaintiff’s Attorney and in General Litigation matters. David and his family enjoy outdoor activities and their church.
Jennifer L. Hamey joined the firm with an intensive legal background. In 2006, Jennifer earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Akron. In 2011, she was voted Volunteer Attorney of the Year for her work with various local organizations.