When parents in Ohio decide to separate or divorce, the question of how to handle child custody and parenting time can be both logistically challenging and emotionally fraught. Many parents want to have as much time with their children as possible, and it can be difficult to adjust to sharing time with a former partner. However, developing a reliable parenting plan for joint custody can be an important move forward that helps the children to adjust to their lives after divorce. Since joint custody is increasingly the choice of couples and family courts, it can be important to consider the family's schedules and needs when determining a plan.
It's safe to assume that a lot of Ohio residents have caught wind of news about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' divorce. Bezos and his wife of 25 years announced plans to split shortly after the start of the new year in 2019. While not too many couples in the Buckeye State -- or any state -- have the kind of money the Bezos family has, most high-asset divorces face obstacles over splitting complex assets.
Illinois residents who have taken the time to create an estate plan should feel a certain sense of satisfaction and confidence that whatever the future holds, there is an organized scheme in place to handle the distribution of property to their heirs and otherwise wrap up the business of the estate. Most people realize it is necessary to revisit the decisions made and consider updating the documents every so often or more frequently when a major life event occurs. However, many estates are planned without thought as to what may happen if an unusual or unanticipated situation arises.