During a divorce, most people know that their children require child support from one parent (in the majority of cases). What people don't often think about is how stepchildren are taken care of in that situation.
If you have to go to court for your divorce and have children, you want the court to do what's best for your family. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. A report from Sept. 26 states that Ohio's domestic-relations courts aren't dealing with parental separations as well as they should, and that's having an impact on children.
In 2015, statistics showed that 3.4 percent of married Americans went through a divorce. Many of them went through the divorces without considering how their situation would impact their finances.
If you are thinking about getting a divorce or are already starting the process, you need to review your estate plans. Ending your marriage is a significant life change, which means you likely need to make some changes to your estate plans so it reflects your new desires.
The end of a marriage is often not something people see coming. They may know that things are rocky, but the idea of being divorced still may not cross their minds. When a spouse does finally ask for a divorce, it's heartbreaking and frustrating. Some people will want to try to work out the problems in the marriage, while others will prefer to walk away.
The rate of divorce for Americans over 50 has more than doubled in the past 25 years. It's important to note that this rate is continuing to move upward for couples throughout Ohio and the rest of the nation. While divorce always involves an array of practical, emotional and financial challenges, the process can be even more difficult for older couples who have been married for a long time.