On July 17, 2018, we first posted a LEGAL ALERT on the Ohio Family Law Blog about the passage of H.B. 366 which repealed the present Ohio child support schedule. Our current law has been in place for 25 years! The new law, which becomes effective on March 28, 2019, is quite complicated and a substantial change in many areas.
Psychotherapist Donna F. Ferber penned this post back in 2014. It is still a good read about how to get life in balance and to do the things that we know we need to accomplish for our happiness. March is known unofficially as “Divorce” month. Typically, it is the month of the year in which the highest number of divorce cases are filed.
When it comes to divorce, could gray be the new black? The divorce rate in the United States of couples age 50 and over has more than doubled. According to research conducted by I-Fen Lin and Susan Brown, in 1990 1 out of 10 people that went through a divorce was over 50 years or older.
In a somewhat surprising decision, the Ohio Supreme Court on December 12, 2018, in Embassy Healthcare v. Bell provided some relief to surviving spouses for the debts of their deceased spouses under certain situations. Now, a creditor must look to the deceased spouse’s estate first before pursuing the surviving spouse for payment.
If the lawsuit necessitates that an expert be retained, the attorney and expert need to have a relationship built on trust. This is particularly important so they can each manage the other’s expectations. How can this be accomplished?