Jack's Family Law Office Blog

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If you are unfamiliar with the term, “gray divorce,” it refers to a divorce between two people who are in their elderly years, or who are quickly approaching these years. Gray divorces are becoming more and more common as people live longer and as medicine gets better, improving quality of life dur...
They say that you can’t have too much of a good thing. But researchers say too many (or the wrong kind of) friends can devastate your marriage. Especially if your husband is complaining.  Important Study A groundbreaking, 16-year study at the University of Michigan confirmed this idea. Spouse's...
One of the biggest concerns in any separation, divorce, or dissolution proceedings is often: “How will this affect the kids?” And for good reason. According to a landmark 25-year study, adult children of divorce have more unstable father-child relationships, greater reluctance about commitment, and...
Divorce is good for some and devastating for others, but both sides can agree on one thing: It is expensive. What is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act? The bill, which was originally signed into law December 2017, was designed to simplify the tax code. The change was sold based on the idea that the decrease...
Ohio has a mixed history on the matter of same-sex marriage. In 2004, Ohio banned same sex marriage via an amendment to the state constitution. In 2013, Ohio began recognizing same-sex marriages from other states. A federal court ruling prompted the change. But on June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court...
You have just one pie. Now you have to split it between the two of you. Odds are you’re both going to be worse off financially after you divorce. But the good news is you can steps to improve the outcome. If you’re heading toward divorce, the sooner you talk to an experienced attorney, the better. T...
What happens if a divorce complaint goes unaswered? Usually if one spouse files for divorce, the other spouse jumps in to make sure his or her competing interests are represented.  Not always. Sometimes the alotted time to respond passes, and prompting the court grant an uncontested divorce.&nb...
If you have a child with someone, whether you are married or not, you now have legal and financial responsibilities to this child. This will remain true until the child is legally an adult, which is 18 years old in the United States.   Even if a parent does not want any parental rights (they do...
Change is an inevitable part of life. Even after your divorce and parenting plan is finalized, things happen. Living expenses change, children get older, and employment opportunities can appear or disappear. Regardless of whether or not you’re satisfied with the initial terms of your divor...
Divorce trends are changing. Things that were unheard just a generation ago are now well on their way to being, if not commonplace, at least not creating too much of a stir. Many theories are being proposed for this transformation—as usual, the millennials are cited as being behind many of the ...

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