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Can you modify your divorce ruling after the fact?

When the divorce judgment is handed down, it's binding. You must adhere to the court order. For instance, even if you wanted sole custody of your child, if the order specifies that custody should be shared between you and your ex, you have to honor that. This can be hard for some parents to accept, feeling that they know the situation better than the judge, but violating a court order is illegal.

Maybe 6 R's can help children navigate divorce

Life is complicated. It always has been, but it seems more so now than in the past. Still, as the old saying goes, "the more things change, the more they stay the same." Getting down to the fundamentals is a strong driving force. As an example, consider the common abbreviation, the three R's. It refers to what many consider educational basics - reading, writing and arithmetic. Never mind that the words don't all start with R. The gist is that these are fundamental.

Later-in-life divorce: What you don't know can hurt you

Long-married couples are divorcing at a higher rate than in the past. By many counts, the rate among adults aged 50 and older is about double what it was in the 1990s. The consensus among experts for why this is happening seems to be that people are living longer. If the love is gone and you have decades left to live, it becomes easier to understand there might be a desire to make the final years happier.

Is there an advantage to annulment over divorce?

We have written several posts in the past few months examining the differences between annulment and divorce in Ohio. Regular readers will appreciate that annulment and divorce are two forms of marriage dissolution that are available under state law, but that obtaining an annulment isn't possible for everyone. Certain restrictions apply.

Tips to make divorce mediation go smoother

Divorces have the reputation of being messy. If the case is handled by trial in court, it can be. The process can also be financially draining and emotionally taxing. These can be significant barriers to achieving the divorce you might feel you need, which is why alternative methods, such as mediation, are becoming more popular.

Collaborative divorce: Potential pros and cons

Choice is a good thing - usually. Sometimes, however, too many choices make it harder to decide what to do. In recent years, an array of choices has opened up for couples in Ohio for how to go about ending irretrievably broken unions. No longer is a court fight to obtain a divorce, annulment or legal separation a foregone conclusion.

5 reasons a marriage falls apart

Every marriage is unique, and those seeking a divorce may have their own unique reasons for doing so. However, many of these reasons do tend to stem from the same root causes. This can impact how the case proceeds moving forward in Ohio courts.

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