Information on Divorce

Divorce can be a very emotional and grueling time. No one enters marriage believing that it will someday end, however approximately 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Divorce does not only mean that people have to deal with the end of a relationship, but also how to divide everything, who moves out, and many other unpleasant things. There may also be child custody and support issues to consider.

If you have children, don't use them as leverage in a divorce struggle between you and your spouse. Ensure that your children understand that you love them and have their best interests at heart. Continue to put their needs first.

The court will consider many factors in custody matters. One important factor is to determine the child's primary caregiver. This takes many issues into account, like the amount of time each parent spends daily with the child, the proximity of the parents to the child's school and other functions, and the financial well being of each parent. Other factors include who has the most stable home environment and the "best interests" of the child. Another issue is whether a parent has an alcohol or substance abuse problem that could put the child at risk. Knowing the issues to consider will help you get custody in your divorce.

Divorce brings many difficult decisions and situations. We can offer the support and guidance needed to get you through with your best interest in mind. Don't dwell on what has already been done; focus on the new start for you and your children. We are here to help with the process, to take the fear and unknown away, and to give you the support needed. For more information, or to schedule a free consultation, please call Kurt & Vermilya Law, Inc. at (440) 516-1010.