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Ohio child support payments behind rest of states

It has been more than 20 years since the state of Ohio has made updates to its child support guidelines. While this may not sound like a long time, it has a negative impact on children, as they receive a minimum of 13 percent less than suggested by the federal government. This is not a problem in many other states throughout the country.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services deputy director of child support hopes new legislation to change the guidelines will come to light once the November election comes and goes. Unfortunately, past efforts to make changes have not gone very far, thus leading to the current situation.

Rapper reaches child support agreement

Many of our Ohio readers are fans of rap music. Nayvadius Cash, also known as FUTURE, has a bright future in the music industry. However, he needed to put a child support battle behind him to move forward with a clear head.

According to recent reports, the Turn on the Lights rapper reached a child support and custody deal with the mother of his son. He has agreed to pay extra child support as long a the woman relocates to a better school district.

Columbus police hope to protect domestic violence victims

Many people do not understand that domestic violence is a big problem in and around the Columbus area, until they find themselves dealing with this on a personal level. Even though there is no way for police to completely eliminate acts of domestic violence in Columbus, they are taking steps toward protecting those who have become victims.

Local police have formed the Domestic Violence Unit in the hope of better covering overnight hours. According to police, this is when the unit is most needed, as it is the time when many of these crimes take place.

Man arrested for domestic violence following standoff

There is no place for domestic violence, however, many people find themselves on one end of this trouble at some point in their life. There are those who are a victim, as well as those who have crossed the line in their relationship.

According to the Paulding County sheriff, a 56-year-old Grover Hill man was arrested for domestic violence after a four hour long standoff with authorities. Following the incident, the man was charged by police with misdemeanor domestic violence and later related from jail on bond.

Failure to pay child support can lead to family stress

When family and money come together, especially in the event of a divorce, things have the potential to take a turn for the worse. This holds true in all states throughout the country, from Ohio to California, and back again.

In the event that one party is expected to pay child support, as required by the court, the other person believes that this will happen in full and on time every month. However, this is not always the case, with the end result being missed payments and a situation that is worse than ever.

Property division in gray divorce can ruin dreams of retirement

Gray divorces – divorces that occur in a couple’s 50s or 60s after decades of wedded bliss – are on the rise in Ohio and other parts of the country. These divorces are occurring right before retirement, a time when people who have worked many years are supposed to relax and enjoy life. Instead, many people watch their dreams shatter as they split their assets in a divorce. This unexpected property division late in life means scaling back and even continuing to work longer in order to make ends meet.

In the past 24 years, divorce among the 50 and older crowd have doubled. This number will continue to rise. Everyone needs to have a financial backup plan because a divorce can happen at any time.

Domestic violence report leads to stand off in Lorain

It does not matter if you have been a victim of domestic violence or have been charged with this crime, you know that your future is in a state of limbo and that you must make the right decisions moving forward.

While some domestic violence incidents are put to rest soon after police arrive at the scene, this is not always the way things work out. According to recent reports, a domestic violence incident led to a standoff at a home in Lorain.

Colleges may be required to track domestic violence incidents

The prevalent issue of sexual assault on college campuses in Ohio and all across the U.S. has not gone unnoticed by lawmakers. The U.S. Department of Education has now suggested a new rule that would require colleges to compile stats for incidents of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

This change would alter the Clery Act, which is part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, in an attempt to provide a clear picture of why and how sexual assaults of students are occurring.

Cover Your Assets: Know the Value of Marital Property Before Finalizing a Divorce

It is important to know the value of your spouse's property before finalizing a divorce decree, and how dangerous it is to rely on a provision in a divorce decree as an avenue to vacate a judgment that does not include all marital property.

Griffith, Banderas could face property division woes

Many of our Ohio readers are familiar with the work of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, as both have been among the most popular names in Hollywood for many years. Despite the fact that Griffith recently filed for divorce after 18 years, it does not mean that this story will be coming to an end anytime in the near future.

Days after confirming the couple has split, Griffith emerged with her wedding band in place. Like many, this could be a sign that she is hoping things work out over the long run.

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