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How to make a divorce as simple as possible

Ohio residents and others have likely heard that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos recently finalized his divorce. Although most divorces don't garner as much publicity as his did, there are many lessons that people can learn from his experience. For instance, it is important to create and control a divorce narrative. This can be especially important for those who have children or who otherwise want their marriages to end as smoothly as possible.

Legal and physical custody more likely to be shared

When Ohio parents of young children get divorced, they may share both legal and physical custody. A parent with legal custody has the right to make decisions about such issues as the child's religion and medical care. The child lives with the parent who has physical custody. Increasingly, family law courts are starting from a presumption of joint legal custody and are much more open to shared physical custody.

Preparing to co-parent after the divorce

A challenge that divorcing parents may face in Ohio is how to retool their relationship for co-parenting. Even though the romantic relationship is over and there is sometimes a great deal of tension between the former spouses, they need to communicate and work together for the good of their children. At the same time, issues related to child custody and visitation can be some of the most emotionally challenging parts of the divorce process. By keeping some key tips in mind and focusing on the best interests of the children, parents can help to develop a new co-parenting relationship for the benefit of the kids.

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