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February 2013 Archives

Ohio divorce can come from many issues, including alcohol use

As readers in Ohio know well, there are many reasons that a couple decides to end their marriage. For some, issues such as money or child rearing may lead to the end of a marriage. Others, though, find that the lifestyle factors of one spouse, such as the heavy drinking of alcohol, can lead to a divorce.

Grammy winner reportedly divorcing wife

Recently, some celebrity divorce news has arisen. The news regards musician and producer Dan Auerbach. Auerbach is one-half of the rock group "The Black Keys." In the recent Grammy Awards, Auerbach won the Grammy for Producer of the Year and "The Black Keys" won multiple Grammys (including the award for Best Rock Album).

Ohio child custody decisions consider what is best for children

The maturity of children to make their own decisions about custody matters may be a question that is addressed in a new bill that was recently passed in another state. The bill, which may be of interest to readers in Ohio, would allow kids as young as 14 to assert opinions in a child custody case. This legislation could change how such matters are decided for some.

FMLA Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

As the first law signed by President Clinton after his inauguration in February 1993 (effective in August 1993), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is now celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Prior to 1993, the United States had no national family and medical leave legislation (although the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1979 required businesses offering temporary disability programs to cover pregnancy as any other disability). Its encactment allowed workers to know their jobs were safe while they tended to their own needs or the needs of their family members.

Spousal Support in Ohio is mandatory if ordered in divorce

In many Ohio divorce cases, one party is ordered to pay spousal support (alimony) to the other for a period of time. Alimony is based on many factors, including the length of a marriage and economic status of the respective parties at the time of their divorce. One case regarding these issues is making headlines nationally.

Social Media Password Privacy Concerns for Employees

Increasing numbers of Americans use social media websites to interact with friends, family, and coworkers, even during working hours. Recently, employers have begun asking employees for the login information to their personal online accounts, arguing that such disclosures are necessary to protect sensitive and proprietary information. Many employees believe these acts constitute an invasion of their personal privacy.

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