When your marriage is ending, it can seem as natural as confiding in a friend to post about the impending divorce on social media. After all, social media has become a prevalent part of the lives of Ohio residents and others across the country. It is how you keep in touch with your loved ones, so of course you would want to talk about a significant life event like a divorce on your social media platforms. While it may be tempting to change your relationship status on Facebook and post some self-affirming quotes and newly-single selfies, you might want to think twice before announcing your breakup online – at least before the divorce is finalized.
If you are a military spouse facing a divorce, you should know how your particular situation differs from a regular civilian divorce. The fact you are in the military or are a military spouse means there are special factors you face when going through the divorce process.
At the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, LLC, in Ohio, we find that growing numbers of divorcing couples today prefer mediation to litigation. One of the biggest reasons for this preference is that mediation offers couples a far more amicable way to divorce. Another big reason is that mediation allows a couple numerous options to arrive at customized negotiated solutions that precisely fit their own situation.
If you have been married for decades and are past the age of 50 years old, you may think that you are safe from a divorce. A study conducted by Bowling Green University found a rise in the number of people who are filing for divorce over the age of 50. The trend is known as gray divorce, and it has grown significantly over the years. The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey reports that while 2.8 percent of Americans over the age of 50 filed for divorce 50 years ago, 11.8 percent filed in 2000 and 15.4 percent were divorce in 2011. The divorce rate in people over the age of 50 jumped from one in ten in 1990 to one in four in 2011.
If you are an Ohio grandparent, your relationship with your grandchild(ren) likely is one of the highlights of your life. Unfortunately, however, should your grandchild’s parents divorce, you may encounter difficulty obtaining visitation rights to him or her.
Divorce is complicated enough, but for military families, who may hail from one state, got married in a second state, own property in a third state and live in a fourth state, obtaining an Ohio divorce may prove to be especially complex. This is because they must decide where to file and, more importantly, determine if they meet a state's residency requirements.
If you are considering adopting your stepchild, the outcome could be absolutely wonderful or intensely problematic. No matter how it works out, you would be making a lifetime commitment.