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March 2016 Archives

A same sex custody matter is possible for some Ohio couples

There are thousands of children awaiting adoption in America, and many more are spending time in foster homes awaiting a stable home environment. While members of the GLBT community celebrate the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling concerning their right to marry, there has not been a significant change concerning their rights with regard to child custody and adoption. Citizens living in Ohio as well as in the rest of the country who are facing a same sex custody matter, which has not afforded them the same opportunities as couples from "traditional" households.

A high-asset divorce may present particular challenges

Some Ohio residents will be faced with a high-asset divorce in the coming year, and it is worth considering how these types of divorces differ from average divorces. A high-asset divorce is similar in many ways to other divorces, except for two main differences. Obviously, the first reason is that there is significantly more money involved and at stake. Secondly, the level of complexity can be much greater. In situations like the one facing billionaire Elon Musk and his wife, Talulah Riley, the appropriate division of assets could take an exceedingly long time and involve entire legal teams.

Unique challenges of a "Gray" divorce

Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences a person may face.  Most enter marriage truly believing in the commitment they make to be with their partner forever. In the United States, including in Ohio, there has been an increasingly common phenomenon which has gained the moniker of "gray divorce." This term is used for couples who decide to divorce later in life, when their hair is "gray."  In the past, people who stayed married after a few years generally stayed together for life.  This recent phenomenon is due to many factors, such as people living longer, and divorce becoming more socially acceptable.

Judge grants emergency child custody to Ohio father

Few things are scarier to a parent or community than a missing child.  Child custody arrangements and decisions can vary so greatly from one family to another that it is difficult for law enforcement officers to know how to proceed in cases that could qualify as parental abduction. A recent case in Ohio brings this issue to light.

What will happen to the family home after a divorce?

For financial, practical and emotional reasons, many Ohio readers want to keep his or her family home in a divorce. It is normal to want to do this, even in an amicable divorce, but it is not always practical to retain such a large and potentially expensive piece of property. For some people, the family home should be used as a negotiation tool or even sold to achieve financial stability.

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