In many cases, people seeking to end their marriages must go through a grueling process. One of the first steps required in most states is an attempt at marital counseling and/or mediation. While this step can be valuable to decrease spur-of-the-moment divorces and save the parties and the legal system additional time, money and distress, there are certain circumstances that can make this an unacceptable and even dangerous step. A new law in a neighboring state may be a catalyst for change in divorce law that will help people in Ohio and the rest of the country.
During contentious divorces and custody battles, relationships between parents are understandably strained, but relationships between the parents and their children can also suffer tremendously. This is especially true when one or both parents fabricate allegations or attempt to negatively (but unfairly) impact the children's perceptions of the other. However, many Ohio parents may not understand that such behaviors could result in criminal charges and loss of child custody.
Going through a divorce and subsequent asset division can be difficult even in the best situations. Gray divorce, or divorce between people over the age of 50, comes with a unique set of challenges that are not as prevalent or important in divorces among younger couples. A recent article details some of the particular considerations that Ohio couples may want to be aware of if they are pursuing a divorce later in life.
Medical marijuana has become legal in many states and is becoming socially accepted as a valid method of treatment for certain physical and emotional issues throughout the United States. Rapidly changing laws that vary between states have created many legal issues, and they span a variety of different areas of the law. A recent article details issues involving a child custody dispute that some citizens of Ohio could face in the following years.