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Leaving Shame Behind After Divorce

[ad_1] The emotions attached to the divorce process are unique to the individual. You may feel happy that you are finally free of a dysfunctional marriage. You may feel angry that all of the time, love, and effort you put into the marriage is all for not. You may feel guilty with the idea that you and your co-parent could not make your relationship work, and now your shared children will have to have two separate homes and have to process the end of their parents’ marriage. One of the more common emotions attached to the divorce experience is shame. Marital discord When you...

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How To Minimize Divorce Damage And Speed Your Recovery

[ad_1] The road to divorce recovery is typically long and arduous. Family court is set up in a way that tends to breed conflict, making amicable breakups tough to accomplish. Unfortunately, the divorce process tends to be even more challenging for men and fathers. So many guys end up with alimony and child support payments that bleed them dry financially and far too many fathers are left with unfavorable child custody arrangements that limit the role they play in their children’s lives. The stress and emotional turmoil of divorce increases the physical and mental health risks men are exposed to – divorce...

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What Couples Get Wrong About Marriage · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Emily Cowen, a musical artist I enjoy sings, “Even though we just met, these feelings are so beautiful, you and me were meant to be together.” And that is where “love” songs get love wrong. You’ve just met, the feelings are beautiful so, goodness gracious, you must be meant to be together. Wrong! Long-lasting marriages and relationships aren’t based on beautiful feelings. They thrive because of compatibility and the unique differences both genders bring to the relationship and how well each can resolve a conflict. A bit about marital compatibility Let’s look at the role compatibility plays in lasting marriages. Initial compatibility, the butterflies...

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Equal Joint Custody After Divorce Bill Being Considered in Iowa

[ad_1] If you are a parent knee-deep in the divorce experience, you already understand what is at stake. Not only are you facing the uncertainty of losing a substantial amount of your life’s work, but more importantly, you could be losing your children to your soon-to-be ex-spouse.You do not want to give up your role as an active and loving parent in their lives, and you should not have to. You should be able to take them to school, have meals with them, help them with their homework and tuck them in at night, regardless of your marital status or relationships with their...

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5 Ways Dads Can Bond With Their Children After Divorce

[ad_1]  When I was an eight-year-old boy, I looked to Hank, the father figure in my life, for all the things the other kids my age seemed to enjoy with their dads. Sadly, Hank wasn’t willing to be engaged in my life. He adored my mom, but my siblings and I were simply excess baggage. While my mother was affectionate and nurturing, Hank’s love for us was missing in action. As a youngster longing for a strong, caring father figure in my life, it would have gone a long way toward forging a close bond between Hank and my siblings and...

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3 Reasons Divorced Dads Should Always Take The High Road

[ad_1] Very few couples make it through the entire divorce process without at least a few points of contention. Divorce, by its very nature, is adversarial and tends to breed conflict. Amicable divorces are rare. Although no-fault divorce is now the norm and it is no longer always necessary to prove marital fault, there still are plenty of opportunities for emotions to erupt. The process of negotiating child custody arrangements, child support agreements, property division, and alimony/spousal support often is tense and involves a lot of back and forth at a time when each party is already in a precarious emotional state. However,...

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Do These 3 Things For Your Child During Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Do me a favor. For the moment, put away negative feelings you have toward your ex and let’s concentrate on your children and putting them first. They need you now more than they’ve ever needed you before. So, pay attention! I received an email recently from a father concerned about the impact his wife’s desire for a divorce was having on his children. He said, “Children generally do not want their parents to divorce. In my case, I have watched my two kids ages 3 and 6 cry for hours over the loss of what they knew as their family. However,...

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Do Not Forsake Your Mental Health After Divorce

[ad_1] Your mental health matters. What you think and how you feel matter. Even though the divorce experience may leave you feeling like what you say, what you do, and how you are dealing with the pain and difficulty of one of the worst experiences you can ever go through in your life does not matter, it does. You matter, and taking care of your mental health is an early step in the road to keeping your focus and recovering from the end of your marriage.The first step of taking care of yourself in this situation is recognizing how close you are to it. This is the end...

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8 Mistakes You’re Making When It Come To Dating After Divorce

[ad_1]You didn’t expect to wind up back in the dating pool when you exchanged vows in front of your family and friends. Now you are alone again and longing for a new relationship. Whether you are happy or sad about it, it’s definitely not easy. Are you still hoping to find love again? If so, don’t despair. There is a great chance of finding just the right partner for you. In order to get to that goal, you will most likely have to go on a few dates. Avoid these 8 dating mistakes in order to give yourself the best chance of...

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8 Tips To Help Dads Prepare For A Custody Battle

[ad_1] When it comes to child custody battles, the deck is often stacked against dads. There are numerous gender stereotypes that work against fathers in all family law matters, but they seem especially pronounced in child custody issues. The unfortunate reality is that child custody is the practice area of divorce that tends to cause the most heated disagreements. Divorce can impact nearly every aspect of your life, but matters such as property division and spousal support pale in comparison to the relationship you have with your kids. Far too frequently, dads are relegated to a secondary parent role when custody...

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