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The shaky ground of grandparents' rights

Divorce can be a scary time for everyone involved, but it can be especially troubling for grandparents. Sometimes they feel they have to take a back seat while their kids work things out as adults, but their lives are changing, too. The relationships with their grandchildren may also shift dramatically. Ohio grandparents who are wondering how their son's impending divorce will impact time with his kids should read on.

Is Ohio a community property state?

If you are a married Ohio resident facing a divorce, you probably are concerned about the way in which the assets and debts that you and your spouse have accumulated during your marriage will be distributed between you when your divorce takes place. You also may have heard about community property and are wondering if Ohio recognizes community property and, if so, exactly what it is and how it works.

How can I prepare for divorce mediation?

By choosing Ohio divorce mediation, you have decided to split from your current spouse in a way that can be more amicable and productive than a court proceeding. However, you may not be sure how to prepare for a mediation process. According to the Huffington Post, there are several steps you can take to make your divorce mediation a productive one.

How does psychological value affect property division?

We might think that in Ohio divorces, spouses will always fight to retain assets that are the most valuable. However, this is not always the case. According to the American Psychological Association, research that has examined property division and divorce has noted the influence of the “endowment effect.” This concept states that a person will be more likely to place value on an object when the person owns it. However, how strongly that person feels that ownership will affect how much value he or she places on that object.

How does divorce work when one parent stays at home?

Divorce can seem complicated enough when both spouses work, but what if one spouse is a stay-at-home parent? Whether a parent works or is the stay-at-home spouse, he or she may be wondering how it can be financially possible to divorce and if the court would give a custody advantage to the stay-at-home parent.

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