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October 2012 Archives

Ohio divorce growing for long-term married couples

It has long been common knowledge that the divorce rate in our country has hovered right around fifty percent. Now, some authorities are noting that the number of those seeking divorce after long marriages is increasing. In fact, it appears that the number of people ending their long-term marriages in divorce has more than doubled in recent decades.

National Labor Relations Board Releases Fiscal Year 2012 Data

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently released information regarding its activities during Fiscal Year 2012.  The NLRB issued 341 decisions in contested cases for the year, including 277 in unfair labor practice cases and 64 in representation cases.  The Board's activities also included new rules involving several controversial areas.  Most notably, the Board finalized the so-called Speedy Election rule, which is currently suspended due to pending court challenges.

Ohio Supreme Court Reconsiders Accordia Decision

In Acordia of Ohio, L.L.C. v. Fishel, 2012-Ohio-2297, the Ohio Supreme Court held that while employees' noncompete agreements transfer by operation of law following a merger with an L.L.C., the language in such an agreement may preclude the L.L.C. from enforcing the agreement. The Court found that the particular agreements in dispute did not contain language that any successor corporations had a right to enforce a noncompete agreement between the original corporation and the employee. As a result, the Supreme Court held that the language in the noncompete agreement precluded Accordia from enforcing the noncompete restrictions against Fishel and others.

After 9 years of marriage, Russell Crowe's ex could get $25M in split

As our Ohio readers who are up on celebrity news may have heard, Russell Crowe and his wife of nine years Danielle Spencer have called it quits. Now, like any other couple who decides to divorce, they have several decisions ahead of them.

Ohio farm families face unique property division issues

For couples going through a divorce in Ohio, there are many issues that must be discussed and settled. When those separating spouses also happen to be farmers, the negotiations surrounding property division may seem especially complicated. This can be because of the fact that in many cases, the farm is not only a home but also a business.

Ohio spousal support may be reviewed by the court if needed

When a person in Ohio seeks to make a change in the amount of spousal support that they receive, they may petition to the court. However, making the change can be difficult. Spousal support is determined at the time that a divorce is final. Changes to the amount owed are rarely made other than in cases of extreme financial difficulty or discovery of evidence in direct contrast to financial documents submitted to the court at the time of the divorce.

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