We recently wrote about the dual role that many moms across the nation are taking on, that of an active service member and parent. The focus in the prior posts was on child custody issues that are unique to military families. The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled on another family law issue that directly affects those service members who live in Columbus and may be considering filing for divorce.
A divorce is the legal and final end to a marriage, which is why some couples may not want to rush into a decision. In fact, couples in Columbus may decide to separate for a time to decide if divorce is really what they want, may not be able to immediately divorce due to the residency requirement or a number of other reasons. While there is nothing wrong with this plan of action, couples who want to go down this road might want to consider a legal separation instead of an informal one.