Informal marriages, also called common law marriages, have been around a lot longer than many people believe. At one time, the state of Ohio recognized this type of informal marriage as a legal contract.
When it comes to getting a divorce or even separating from a spouse, self-care is one of the first casualties. We all know how traumatic a divorce is and in our desire to simply get through the process, we may let our physical and emotional health fall by the wayside. This is one of the biggest mistakes we see as divorce attorneys serving Ohio residents.
One wonderful thing about the 21st century is the increasing acceptance that it is okay to ask for help when you need it. Help is now available for just about any endeavor a person undertakes. You can hire a life coach with ease, find someone to work as a personal assistant and even engage an advocate to discourage you from making bad personal decisions.
When people think about child custody cases, they always focus on the time they get to spend with the children. They put far less thought into all of this time that they'll now be alone, when their kids are with their ex.
The stereotypical assumption during a divorce is that the couple will sell the house. At the very least, one spouse will buy out the other spouse and refinance the house. The two will not own it together.
You have decided that you need to tell your spouse you want to get a divorce. Maybe you've tried to make the marriage work, but you know there's simply nothing left.
In many cases, a divorce is not a surprise to either person. It is clear that it has been on the horizon for some time, and the divorce is just the end result of a breakdown in the relationship that happened long ago.
People often feel very nervous to even mention prenuptial agreements, let alone ask important questions about them. This leads to a fair amount of confusion about exactly what prenups are and what they can do.
If your first warning sign that divorce is coming is when your spouse tells you he or she wants to split up, odds are you have missed something along the way.
Marriage vows typically say "in sickness and in health," but the reality is that sickness is a big reason for divorce.