Social acceptance of same-sex marriage is swiftly growing in the U.S. Ohio remains among the majority of states that do not recognize such relationships, but the state's ban on gay marriage is facing a legal challenge in a suit filed this week.
There will always be ideas and offers out there to try to make divorce "simpler." While it's true that certain divorces can be made simpler if they use certain processes, such as mediation or alternative conflict resolution, what we mean by "simpler" in this case is a very quick divorce with little paperwork.
When you and your spouse decide it is time to file for divorce, the coming weeks and months may not be filled with the warmest of feelings for each other. That doesn't mean you have to be combative and upset with each other all the time -- but, it is unlikely you'll be going out to the movies together and sharing a fine meal afterwards.
It has become one of the most important questions of our time, at least in terms of divorce law: is social media a helpful tool or an alluring menace? The question could be posed more generally to society as a whole, but with divorce, it is an especially important query. Social media can absolutely ruin a person's divorce case, and it could even impact your life after a divorce agreement has been finalized.
In one of the more extreme divorce stories you will ever hear, a man's ex-wife hired a maintenance worker to kill him. The plot failed, and the man's ex-wife was arrested in July 2012 for trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband. Possibly in a more stunning twist though, the woman still has retained custody of their 8-year-old daughter.
One of the challenges divorcing couples in Ohio face is child custody rights. Yes, dividing assets, devising child support or alimony payment schedules and other facts of divorce may also be challenging at times, but it may be even more cumbersome to arrange child custody assignments to a contentious couple. Ideally, mothers and fathers would be looking after the best interests of the child, but sometimes a person’s judgment can be clouded by the stress and life changes that divorce brings on.
In most cases, marriage in Ohio is intended to last until “death do us part,” but there are occasions when its duration is not so lasting. Reasons for splitting up are many and can range from incompatibility to infidelity and everything in between. With a recession behind us and an economic recovery at hand, divorce and related issues, like child custody and spousal support, are sometimes handled differently than in years past.
One of the most heart wrenching facets of divorce in Ohio may be related to child custody. Some parents work together as partners to determine what is in the best interest of the child, but there are other parents that find it difficult to decide how to best divide their child’s time between the two of them. When child custody issues arise, it can be a considerable challenge for everyone involved.
Divorce happens in Ohio for a number of reasons. It is not uncommon for couples to determine that they entered marriage hastily and after experiencing married life together they can clearly see that their union was not meant to be. Other times financial challenges creep into a marriage and slowly unravel its footings. Regardless of why divorce happens, when children are involved child custody issues often arise.
Data taken from CDC census numbers revealed that divorce occurred at a rate of 3.6 per 1,000 people living in the United States in 2011. Divorce is something that occurs not only in Ohio, but around the globe. One of the issues that divorcing couples with children have to face is that of child custody.