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Residency requirements for a military divorce


Divorce is hard. Whether an Ohio resident has been in a long-term marriage or recently married their spouse, coming to the decision to end one's legal relationship with their spouse is a difficult and painful process. Aside from the emotional decisions that they will have to confront to ensure that they are protected as they transition into single lives they must also meet the technical legal requirements that their jurisdictions impose upon them for the completion of the divorce process.

Tips for keeping finances in line during a divorce


The list of things to try to plan for when separating from one's spouse may seem endless. Finances, in particular, will likely be a major element of any divorce and one that affects many other aspects in turn. Fortunately, there are a few key steps that Dayton residents can take to help ensure that their rights are not neglected during the process.

How do Ohio courts handle property division? (Part 2)


As we noted previously here on our blog, Ohio state law requires that marital property be divided equitably when a marriage comes to an end. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that everything you own will be subject to this rule, as certain types of property will be considered non-marital.

How do Ohio courts handle property division? (Part 1)


Who gets the house after the end of a marriage? Who gets the furniture, the family heirlooms or the retirement accounts? Property division can be one of the more challenging aspects of a divorce. Here in Ohio, state laws apply specifically to the process, and any residents considering or going through a divorce will find the information valuable.

Military survivor benefits for ex-spouses


Military service members, both active duty and retired, have the option of taking out what is called a Survivor's Benefit Plan. These plans are partially funded by the government and are set up to be deducted monthly from the military member's pay. If a service member elects to go without an SBP plan, then all benefits cease upon death of the retiree.

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