It's not a word used much in poetry or song. "Equitable" isn't a word found in epitaphs or love letters, but it is nevertheless a powerful word that describes an important component of Ohio divorce law.
Regular readers of our Butler County family law blog will recall our previous post on a Minnesota couple that has taken their child custody dispute to extremes. The mother of five filed for divorce in 2011, spurring a custody battle that rages to this day.
The story ABC News recently covered of a married couple and their five children is a convoluted one that spans several family law issues and a range of emotions. Some might have viewed the report on “20/20” and come away feeling as if the mother was a manipulative liar. Others might have seen the story or read the accompanying article and felt afterwards that the father was a physically and emotionally abusive victimizer.