While this Ohio blog has discussed situations in which people with lots of income and assets choose to file for a divorce or legal separation, in fact, many other couples at the opposite end of the financial spectrum also wind up splitting with each other. Indeed, as a previous post on this blog discussed, financial problems are one of the biggest factors that play in to Dayton couples' decisions to divorce each other.
As previous posts have discussed, while the overall divorce rate is falling, the number of grey divorces in this country has been exploding. Around 1990, only about 10 percent of all people over 50 wound up going through a divorce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to a recent analysis of Census Data, members of the military have a higher rate of failed marriages than those in civilian life.
As this blog has previously discussed, Ohio family law courts have the discretion to order one party to a divorce or legal separation to pay spousal support, which commonly gets referred to as alimony, to the other party.
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.
Divorce can be a hard enough process for Dayton, Ohio, residents even when they have a modest income and a few simple assets.