Ohio residents have likely heard the old saying that you "don't need to reinvent the wheel." It would be considered needless effort to completely redesign something that already works, but it certainly doesn't mean that you never improve it. Let's face it, modern tires are likely much more efficient than the original model.
Going through a divorce in Ohio means discussing many issues with a soon-to-be former spouse. These include the property division that must occur when a marriage ends. In many cases, these negotiations can become contentious when spouses disagree about who should own what asset after the divorce.
Readers in Ohio may be aware that one person recently won a huge Powerball jackpot. In fact, the Powerball jackpot was valued at $338 million. At the time that he won the lottery, the man was the non-custodial parent of his children. Three of the kids were the subjects of an order for child support, and the father was reportedly in arrears.
Readers in Ohio may be surprised to hear that the number of members of the baby boomer generation seeking to end their marriages in divorce is increasing. In fact, one in three boomers is currently single. In addition, some 20 percent of all divorce filings in our country come from couples that are over the age of 50.
Readers in Ohio are aware that Dennis Rodman has made headlines for years as a professional basketball player and television star. Recently he even went to another country in what some believe was a misguided attempt at diplomacy. Now, however, he is making headlines as his wife seeks to have a court force the former star to pay the child support that he owes.
A couple seeking to end their marriage in divorce in Ohio often finds that there are many issues that must be negotiated as the process proceeds. For some, these negotiations include child-related matters such as child custody and support. These can be among the most contentious matters that separating spouses face as they work to end their marriage.
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.
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.
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.
Parents in Ohio who have faced child custody decisions or disputes know how complex such cases can be. Courts take many things into consideration when deciding who will be awarded custody of a child. Recently, child obesity has become a deciding factor in whether a parent is awarded custody -- or, as in a recent case, loses custody.