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July 2017 Archives

Legal help is available to those adopting a child in Ohio

Many people in Ohio dream of one day becoming parents. While some people will conceive naturally and give birth to a child of their own, others may decide that adopting a child is the right choice for them. That being said, the road through adoption is fraught with twists and turns. There are many steps that must be taken, which can be complicated, confusing and sometimes frustrating. However, once one makes it through the adoption process, they may find that being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences of their life.

How is property divided when spouses in Ohio divorce?

In Ohio, when a couple is going through a divorce, they will need to divide their marital property. Who gets the house? Who gets the automobile? What about furniture, appliances and electronics? Property division issues can be emotionally charged, so it is important that any decisions made are fair.

Divorce is becoming more socially acceptable nationwide

It used to be that divorce was taboo. People in Ohio may have stayed in unhappy marriages due to the social stigma of divorce, and if they did divorce, the situation was hushed up. However, according to a recent Gallup poll, the number of adults in the nation who stated that divorce is "morally acceptable," is on the upswing, at 73 percent.

Gray divorce is costly

The end of a marriage for spouses over 50-years-old, known as gray divorce, can be financially costly although it does not usually involve child support disputes. These can upset financial planning for retirement by splitting the couple's savings and other assets, accumulated over many years, in half.

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