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How is spousal support determined?

If you are a resident of Ohio going through a divorce, you might be wondering whether spousal support is an option. While it may have been associated in the past with financial support given to a woman, spousal support can be awarded to either party in the proceedings as long as certain criteria is met.

Reviewing the rules on parental relocation

It may be next to impossible to expect that there not be some strain placed on the relationships parents in Columbus have with their children following their divorces. That strain is compounded not only by the time they spend away from their kids, but also the amount of distance that exists between them when the children are with the other parent. This is why so many are ready to fight when their ex-spouses declare in intention to move away and take their kids with them. 

Will Ohio's child custody laws see future change?

Although typically painful in the beginning, a divorce can ultimately open doors for future opportunities and happiness. However, before many reach that state of contentment, they must jump through the legal hoops of the divorce process. Like many states, Ohio enforces its own child custody laws but attempts to create the best possible outcome for children involved. Despite these good intentions, some Ohio residents find difficulty adjusting to court-ordered plans.

Court disagrees with claim that couple had a common law marriage

Cohabitation and common law marriages have become more common in Columbus in recent years. Those participating in such relationships may believe that they do not need any formal record or documentation to prove their commitment to their partners. While they certainly may be within their rights to carry on such relationships, by doing so they may be forfeiting several of the protections that people who are married may enjoy should the relationship end. 

When parents cannot agree, enter a guardian ad litem

When Ohio parents are going through a divorce, it can be a time when their ability to focus on their child’s best interests diminishes due to emotions or acrimony between them. Parents may also find that they are unable to agree on what is best for their child when reviewing their options.

Study: Parents' divorce acrimony could affect kids' health later

A study published recently in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found evidence that some people whose parents divorced during their childhood may be at increased risk of health issues later. Not everyone whose parents divorced was affected, however. The increase risk was only observed in those whose parents hadn’t remained on speaking terms after the divorce.

What are the common signs of divorce?

Divorce is a touchy subject for some, even with the stigma pretty much no longer present. As a couple's marriage hits rocky patches, some will go down the road of reconciliation, while others will move towards divorce. So, what are the common signs of divorce in Ohio?

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