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Divorce & Marriage

Name Changes (Consumer-SOS)

Divorcesource.com (All 50 States & DC)
Learn everything about Ohio residency requirements, where to file, property distribution and support & custody issues.  

Ohio's Marriage Laws (Ohio)
Basic facts about age of consent, marriage licenses, property and common law marriage.

Marriage In Ohio
Information about pre-marriage counseling, who may marry, the marriage license the marriage ceremony, same sex marriage and common law marriage.

What Happens When The Engagement Is Off? (Ohio)

Ohio Divorce and Related Matters
Click on Left hand index on the above topic.

Divorce Mediation (Ohio)
Basic facts on what to expect.

Divorce, Dissolution & Separation (Ohio)
The legal differences between these and answers to common questions regarding parental rights and responsibilities.

Sharing Responsibilities After Separation (Ohio)

Child Support (Ohio)
Who pays? How is it calculated? and answers to other questions.

Medicaid and Married Couples (Ohio)

Mid-America Pension Rights Project  (For Help In MI, OH, KY, IA, TN and PA)
Free legal help to
retirees with pension concerns regardless of their income.  Services include phone consultations with attorneys, brief services, and advocacy.  For example, they can help with filing claims, investigating benefit denials; and pension benefits for spouses and divorced people.

Divorce.net (All 50 States & DC)
Scroll down to Ohio for divorce related issues such as child custody, dividing property, establishing paternity, Enforcing child support orders and  much, much more.

Divorce Central (All 50 States & DC)
Info on
grounds for divorce, alimony, custody and support. Also has links to state help groups such as the courts, Department Of Human Resources and legal aid.

Claiming Dependants On Your Taxes
Here are the 5 tests used to determine if you can take a federal tax deduction. Includes information on custodial and non-custodial parents.

For Specific Rules and Examples click Here and scroll to your situation.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act:
If you're a reserve component service member called to active duty, you're protected by a law that can save you some legal problems and possibly some money as well. Under the provisions of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, you may qualify for any or all of the following: • Reduced interest rate on mortgage payments. • Reduced interest rate on credit card debt. • Protection from eviction if your rent is $1,200 or less. • Delay of all civil court actions, such as bankruptcy, foreclosure or divorce proceedings.

Marriage & Divorce Laws of the Fifty States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico
This table links to the marriage & divorce laws of the states and attempts to summarize some of their salient points. 

States That Recognize Common Law Marriage

FAQs On Name Changes (Not State Specific)

Where To Write For Vital Records (50 States & DC)
For birth, death and marriage certificates, divorce papers and more.

Divorce Decrees & Credit (Myths)

How To Protect Your Credit In A Divorce

Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDROs) Booklet
Things to consider relating to your pension savings if you’re getting a divorce.

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