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How long must parents pay child support?

One of the most contentious issues in any divorce is the issue of child support. Even if one spouse gets a majority of child custody time, the other parent still needs to provide regular funds to aid with the child's development. In 2018, for the first time in 26 years, Ohio updated the provisions under which parents must pay child support. 

During a divorce trial, the judge needs to determine how much a person needs to pay in child support. Raising a child is a vital yet expensive endeavor. Both parents need to provide clothing, food, shelter, healthcare and an array of other items to ensure the child receives the best care possible. 

A severance agreement is different for a 40-plus employee

Let us say the company you have served as a member of upper management no longer requires your services.

The severance agreement your employer offers must be tailored to your specific situation. There are special requirements in such agreements for departing employees over the age of 40.

What to do if you experience workplace discrimination

Workplace discrimination is unlawful and uncomfortable whether it is over race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age, disability or religion. Discrimination can take many forms, including:

  • Unequal pay
  • Denial of compensation or benefits
  • Unfair assignments of maternity leave and disability leave
  • Unbalanced promotions or layoffs

No matter what type of discrimination you face or for what reason, it is unacceptable. Thankfully, laws and agencies protect employees like you from discriminatory practices. You do not simply need to accept mistreatment or leave your job silently because of it. You can stand up for yourself and assert your rights to a fair and comfortable workplace environment. Here are some tips on how to handle workplace discrimination.

Creating a parenting plan out of court may benefit you

Going through a divorce can be a complex process with several different parts. For those with children, determining child custody and support is an important part to consider.

In such instances, a proper parenting plan is critical and required. There are a few reasons why creating this plan outside of court may be beneficial.

ADA: Examples of reasonable accommodations

The government has needed to pass laws to protect certain groups of employees at workplaces. The Americans with Disabilities Act became a law in 1990, and it prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities at work or during the hiring process. 

However, there are certain limitations within the law. For example, employers may not need to make accommodations if it would create an undue hardship on the business. A small company that does not make a lot of profit may not have a requirement by law to make physical changes to a building because it would cost the business too much money. Many factors play a role in this, such as the size of the company, but there are certain accommodations virtually every business can make without creating a hardship. 

Parental alienation harms children as well as parents

After your divorce, it is understandable for you and your ex-spouse to both harbor feelings of anger, resentment and sadness. If your ex tries to “get back” at you by turning your children against you, it could irreparably damage your relationship with them, as well as cause lasting psychological damage to your children. You and other Ohio parents should understand the devastating consequences of parental alienation.

According to Psychology Today, parental alienation occurs when one parent uses the children as pawns against the other one. Often, although not always, the custodial parent is the one to use these tactics. The following points can help you understand more about this unfortunately common behavior:

  • The alienating parent may make frequent comments to the children to discredit and blame the other parent for his or her parenting ability or things that went wrong during the marriage.
  • He or she may make false accusations to make the other parent look bad and him or her look like the better parent in comparison.
  • The parent using these emotional tactics is usually the least healthy, emotionally.
  • He or she may attempt to restrict the other parent’s time spent with the children.
  • The alienating parent often tells the children that his or her actions are meant to protect them from an abusive or unfit parent.

First time you have been sued?

Entrepreneurs are taken aback the first time someone – a customer, a contractor, an employee -- files a lawsuit against them.

Up until that point they imagined their attention to quality, or their friendly manner, would prevent things from getting legal.

Questioning the limits of nondisclosure agreements

The Harvey Weinstein case has called into question the justice of nondisclosure agreements, which affect people not just in Hollywood, but in Ohio as well.

A recent Los Angeles Times article delved into the issue of excessive nondisclosure agreements (NDAs).

High stress jobs increase likelihood of divorce

A recent article offers fresh insight into a leading factor in divorce: the nature of the work we do.

New U.S Census data reveals that the career choice most likely to lead to divorce is front-line military supervisors - those who lead enlisted soldiers into war.

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