Sometimes divorce comes suddenly, and sometimes it is expected. Either way, divorce is never an easy process to begin, work through and cope with. Divorcing parents in Cincinnati understand that dissolution means establishing a parenting plan that not only works for the parents but will benefit or have the least negative impact on the children. Disputes often arise in this phase, and reaching a fair and agreeable child custody agreement can be difficult.
The celebrity couple Will Arnett and Amy Poehler recently filed for divorce. The two announced their separation in 2012. After nine years of marriage, Arnett is now seeking joint custody of the couple’s two sons, ages three and five. The divorce documents Arnett filed indicate that he seeks a child custody arrangement that will provide joint legal and physical custody of their two young sons.
Although a fair and joint custody arrangement is sought, both have moved on with other people since their separation. This could complicate not only divorce process but also the decisions surrounding the construction of a parenting plan.
When couples mutually part ways and can establish an amicable divorce settlement and child custody agreement, the best interests of the child are often satisfied. When disputes arise surrounding parenting time or modification of child custody, the children involved can suffer.
The best interest of a child is the standard followed by Ohio courts to determine what form of child custody arrangement would benefit the children. Although parents may be able to modify the agreement in the future, it is important to establish an amicable initial plan. Those struggling to reach an agreement should seek assistance to determine what steps they should take. This will also ensure the rights and interests of those involved are protected and preserved.
Source: Wetpaint.com, “Will Arnett Files For Divorce From Amy Poehler,” Sarah Anne Lloyd, April 16, 2014