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Review of Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Many of those in and around Dayton, Ohio, who are in the service may be aware that they are entitled to certain legal protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act ("Act"). The point of this federal law is to make sure that those who are serving their country, particularly if in deployment, do not wind up unfairly facing legal trouble at home because of their service.

Am I able to get spousal support changed?

This blog has previously discussed how Ohio courts may award different forms of spousal support following a divorce or legal separation. To review, if a Dayton resident is ordered to pay spousal support, then he or she must make the regular payments as ordered or face the possibility of serious legal consequences.

Are there any disadvantages to divorce mediation?

Resolving divorces, legal separations and other family law matters through the mediation process has become popular among many people familiar with the mediation profession. This even includes older couples whose children are already grown up and out of the family home.

Factors Ohio courts use for spousal support

As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, state courts who are hearing a divorce case can award spousal support, which is commonly referred to as alimony. As the name implies, spousal support is a payment, or payments, which one spouse makes for the support of the other spouse so that both can leave their relationship on reasonably solid financial footing. Spousal support is also available following a legal separation, although a court may not be able to be as creative when fashioning an award.

Review of Ohio legal separations

Although this blog has touched on the topic before, residents of the Dayton area should remember that, like some of the other states, Ohio offers couples the option of getting a legal separation, as opposed to a divorce, should they decide to split.

Can I keep my health care after a divorce?

For many couples living in and around Dayton, Ohio, health care is a major issue. Not only is it expensive, it also is often an essential lifeline that gives both spouses, as well as their children, access to the care and treatments they need to thrive and sometimes even to survive.

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