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What are grandparents’ rights?

As a grandparent, you probably wish to have a relationship with your grandchildren. In most cases in Ohio, you are encouraged to do so by the children’s parents. Sometimes, though, there are situations where the parents do not want you in the children’s lives. This is where grandparents’ rights come in. These, according to the American Grandparents Association, are the rights to visitation you have with your grandchildren.

What is the 20/20/20 military divorce rule?

So, you are a resident of Ohio and married to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, and a divorce is in your near future. Odds are, you have a lot of important decisions to make, from where you will live to what will happen to any children you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse may share. A common question asked by many military spouses heading for divorce is what will happen to military benefits once the divorce is officially final.

Is joint custody best for children?

Children are often silent victims of divorce. The stress and anxiety of having a family separate and move to different homes can be extremely hard for a child of any age to deal with. Parents often get wrapped up in the legalities of the divorce process, and may overlook the needs of their children. In some cases, parents may become so emotional that they fail to see the damage that they are doing to their children by keeping them away from the either parent. As part of the settlement, the couple or judge presiding over the case must determine whether sole or joint custody is best for the children involved. A study shows, however, that in many cases, joint custody is the most beneficial to children of divorce.

How are your assets divided in a divorce?

If you and your spouse are navigating the complicated road of divorce, you are certainly not alone. Each year, a number of Ohio couples rely on divorce as a solution to remedy marital strain. You may have already begun to work through the tricky parts like child custody and alimony, but what about dividing your assets and fairly determining who gets what?

Not ready to divorce? Legal separation may be an option

Divorce is a complicated process, and many Ohio couples find themselves hesitant to take this step. If you do not want to continue with your current living arrangement, yet find that divorce is not currently an option for many reasons, you may find that a legal separation agreement is the appropriate choice for you and your spouse. 

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