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Younger generation changing divorce in America

There are plenty of common statistics about divorce that many of our readers in Ohio have probably heard before, with the most prominent of them all being that half of all marriages end in divorce. Whether or not that statistic is accurate is up for debate, particularly when some experts are seeing a trend in American that younger people are waiting longer to get married in the first place. The result? The divorce rate in our country may actually be declining.

The importance of property division in a divorce

Of all the issues in a divorce in Ohio that can cause tension between the soon-to-be ex-spouses, the division of assets may be at the top of the list for some. After all, no matter the length of the marriage, most people work hard for the income they earn and the assets they accumulate. Splitting those funds and assets with someone who may no longer hold the same place in your heart can be an emotional experience, and it can sometimes cause quite a bit of anger.

Common issues that need to be addressed in a divorce case

No two married relationships in Ohio are the same. Thus, when a couple decides to end their marriage, the divorce process and its result can vary from case-to-case. Each case will involve its own unique set of facts, as well as the reason why the marriage is coming to an end. However, there are many issues that are commonly addressed in most divorce cases that occur in Ohio.

Avoid making these mistakes during a divorce in Ohio

Each year thousands of Ohio residents decide to end their marriage. For some, doing so can be a relatively simple matter. But, for many others, a divorce case can be a complicated legal process with a wide variety of issues to address, including spousal support, property division, the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities and child support. Ohio residents should be sure that they are avoiding common mistakes, as noted in a recent article, that some people make when they are going through the divorce process.

Changes in tax laws could lead to rush for divorce agreements

The end of the year is rapidly approaching and, for many people, that means getting ready to celebrate the winter holidays. However, there are some people who, even at this time of year, are in the midst of a divorce. As a recent article noted, those individuals may feel even more stress than they would have, due to the fact that, come January 1, there will be changes to the tax laws that will impact divorce decrees that are signed after the end of this year.

Does living together before marriage factor into divorces?

For as long as divorce has played a prominent role in modern life, there have been those who have performed research to attempt to determine if there are any key indicators that might predict whether or not a couple will get a divorce. A wide variety of factors are likely to effect a marriage, from finances to children to evolving feelings for each other. One recent article took a look at a specific factor: "Does living together before marriage factor into divorces?"

Protecting one's interests during a divorce

It is nearly impossible to overstate the significance of the effect of a divorce on an Ohio resident's life. After all, no one enters into a marriage thinking that it might end in divorce. But, we all know that many marriages end in just such a way. Although going through the divorce process can be emotional and stressful, it is important for residents to do their best to protect their interests in the legal process.

An overview of divorce laws and requirements in Ohio

The prevalence of divorce throughout America has probably led many people to believe that this is a fairly simple process. However, in many cases, nothing could be further from the truth. A divorce can involve many complex issues, such as property division, alimony and child custody and support. In order to pursue a divorce in Ohio, there are some basic legal requirements that must be met.

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