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It's important to understand military divorce issues

Dayton's military families can rely on a lifetime pension once they've retired with 20 years' active duty completed. In the event of a military divorce, however, a military pension can be a complicated asset to divide between the spouses.

What is fault divorce in Ohio law? (Part 2)

When a person in Dayton seeks to end his or her marriage, it is not very common for his or her spouse to try to refuse. After all, when one partner has decided they want out of a marriage and has taken steps towards a divorce, reconciling may be an option, but trying to fight the divorce filing itself in order to keep the marriage from ending usually makes little sense.

What is fault divorce in Ohio law? (Part 1)

Let's take a closer look at a subject raised in a recent post here on our blog. The subject is the "fault divorce" in Ohio law. While we briefly outlined the major differences between no-fault and fault divorce, some readers may be wondering more about fault divorce itself: what are the grounds for fault divorce? What if both spouses allege fault? What can you do if your spouse alleges fault in your divorce?

Turner divorce highlights Ohio law regarding fault grounds

Dayton residents have likely been following the recent headlines devoted to Ohio's tenth district congressional representative Michael Turner. Turner's hotly contested high-asset divorce was about to draw another Republican congressman into its orbit, and although the couple settled, an interesting point of Ohio family law was raised in the process.

3 ways divorce is good for your finances

Each divorce is unique, but no matter how you go about it, it costs money. Although there are ways you can lower the amount, the fact still remains that divorce takes a toll on your finances regardless of your wealth. This unpleasant reality may cause you to hesitate in ending your marriage.

Managing cash settlements and property division

At the end of a marriage, many Dayton spouses will find themselves primarily concerned with splitting up property obtained during the marriage. There are oftentimes tangible items with sentimental value that will naturally be one focus of property division during the divorce process.

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