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What is the Uniform Deployed Parent Custody and Visitation Act?

While determining the terms of divorce can be difficult for any family, the unique circumstances that are involved if you are part of a military couple in Ohio can make the situation even more confusing. Short- and long-term deployments, extra duties and other constraints can make it hard for you to create a stable, permanent parenting plan. The National Conference of State Legislatures reports that lawmakers have passed the Uniform Deployed Parent Custody and Visitation Act in an attempt to relieve some of the stress and pressure placed on a military parent.

Separate property vs. marital property

Property division may be one of the most complicated parts of the divorce process. Distributing property that a couple has accumulated during the course of a marriage can be emotional and may cause problems when people do not fully understand the differences between marital and separate property. Whether a couple is negotiating the terms of their property division through mediation or has placed the responsibility in the hands of a court-appointed judge, it is crucial to know what types of property and assets are marital as opposed to separate.

2 methods for seeking custody modifications

Though the child custody terms that you and your ex-spouse reached at the time of your divorce may have fit the circumstances of that moment, you may come to realize that those terms do not fit your current situation. As a result, you may want to seek modifications to the child custody agreement. However, simply stating that you desire a change will likely not act as enough reason to move forward with modifications.

What assets can be divided in divorce?

If you have decided to dissolve your marriage in Ohio, you have likely already thought about certain things you may want to keep, including a house, car, boat or property, but there are many things that can be overlooked as couples endure the stress and fatigue of divorce proceedings. Forbes details some of the most commonly forgotten assets that can be divided.

Considerations when creating a parenting plan

Parents who choose to file for divorce may become caught up in the decisions that need to be made when creating a divorce settlement. Property division, child support and alimony are all major components of the final decree. The most important factor to determine, however, is the parenting plan. This plan determines which parent the child spends time with and when. Rather than create a visitation plan based off of the parents’ schedules, it is important to keep the child’s best interests in mind.

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