Much has been made over the recently released documentary titled "Divorce Corp." The film claims to take a close look at the "inner workings" of the divorce industry and how people's private misfortunes are used as fodder for those within the industry to gain financially. The film has gained a great deal of publicity, but may not provide a fair or balanced evaluation of the true nature of divorce in Ohio or elsewhere.
Many Ohio readers aren't aware that in the not-so-distant past, couples looking to end their marriage had to file a divorce petition based on a specific event such as adultery or abandonment. The idea of a divorce without blame and without a long court battle is relatively new here and around the country. While no-fault divorce is still available in limited circumstances in Ohio, couples without children can pursue dissolution and those with children can pursue an uncontested divorce. These processes can reduce the amount of time and money spent on ending a marriage and can help minimize conflict.
Marriage is for some, but divorce is for all.
If you are thinking about ending your marriage, you may be confused at the many different options for doing so. Today, we are going to provide a breakdown of divorce and dissolution, the two main methods of ending a divorce in Ohio, in hopes that we may simplify the process for any of our blog readers who are contemplating a split.
When you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, the number of decisions that you must make can be daunting. This is especially true in regards to the legal aspect of your split, where the number of legal terms, processes and procedures you will encounter can easily make your head spin. Gaining a basic understanding of three essential components of Ohio family law - legal separation, dissolution, and divorce - will help make the process a little less stressful for you.
During a recent episode of his television program, evangelist Pat Robertson took a telephone call in which a man asked if advanced Alzheimer's was a sufficient justification for divorce. Specifically, the caller asked if his friend, whose wife was "far gone" with Alzheimer's, should file for divorce if he was contemplating infidelity.
When magazines, newspapers and online news sources report divorces, they frequently describe bitter proceedings in which both parties fight tooth and nail against the other. While certainly there are valid arguments to resolve in divorce cases, sometimes the spouses are so hurt that they simply want to inflict pain on the other person.