A Historical Perspective of No-Fault Divorce Laws in Ohio
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by Robert L. Mues
3d ago
The Pros of a No-Fault Divorce Can Cause Positive Ripple Effects The 1970s-known for disco, bell bottom jeans, lava lamps, muscle cars, the Brady Bunch, Pong, and the first Concorde commercial flight-but what about divorce? In the 1970s a revolution took place in the United States. Not the British Invasion, but rather a divorce law revolution. In the 1970s alone, 37 states amended or repealed divorce laws, now allowing married couples to divorce under a “no-fault” system. Under the old, “fault-based” scheme, one party would have to be found guilty of adultery, abandonment, physical or emotiona ..read more
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Life in Ohio Post-Roe – The Next Baby Boom or Crash?
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by Robert L. Mues
1w ago
Post-Roe decision Could Impact Baby-Formula Availability With Addition Births Projected The post-Roe rise in births in the U.S. will be in some of the worst states for infant and maternal health. The immediate effects of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization closed clinics shifting abortion access across the map almost overnight. Although it is too soon to see a rise in babies born to mothers who did not wish to have them. An economics professor, Caitlin Myers estimates there will be approximately 50,000 additional births nationwide. A trend quickly started on TikTok where “camping” bec ..read more
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How To Be Happy With Your Life Post-Divorce
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by Guest Contributor Dr. Karen Finn
2w ago
Are You Happy With Your Post-Divorce Life How To Steer Your Mindset In The Direction Of Happiness, Post-Divorce Are you one of those people who just knows how to be happy with your life, regardless of your circumstances? Or do your circumstances dictate the state of your happiness? What if you’re divorced or are going through a divorce? Would happiness suddenly seem like a coveted but impossible commodity? There are no right or wrong answers – only honest ones. It’s the honest ones, after all, that open the door to possibility, whether that be in the form of major improvement or a simple shift ..read more
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Tips for Smooth Parenting Exchanges for Divorced Parents
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by Robert L. Mues
1M ago
Tips To Help Make Visitation Exchange Go Smoothly For You, Your Ex, And Your Child Visitation Exchange Involving Children can often be Stressful after Divorce. Tips to make Parental Exchanges Trouble-Free for all! It goes without saying that in most cases divorce is a difficult and an emotional time, especially when children are involved. Even though you may have worked out the details of “sharing” the children the actual exchange of the child/children can be a stressful time and can bring out the worst in the parents. Remembering what you both want is in the best interest of the children is s ..read more
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UPDATES TO ALERT – Regarding Tax Changes for 2023 Directed to Venmo and PayPal Users Originally Posted December 17, 2022
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by Joseph E. Balmer
1M ago
E-Commerce Platforms Impacted by Recent IRS Announcement PUBLISHER’S NOTE: After publishing an article on this blog on December 17, 2022, the I.R.S. made a change as to the effective date for the “gig-tax” rule discussed. Please read the update below. UPDATE: I.R.S. Makes Tax Changes for E-commerce Platforms, Pauses Requirement for 1099s On December 23, 2022 the I.R.S. paused the requirement that e-commerce platforms such as PayPal, Venmo, Etsy and Airbnb send 1099s to any users who had gross income through the app of at least $600 in 2022. Previously, e-commerce users received 1099s if they h ..read more
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Online Purchase Scams Most Reported Con During Holiday Season. Avoid Being Victimized with These Tips from the Better Business Bureau
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by Joseph E. Balmer
1M ago
The Top Holiday Scams to look for in 2022 Holidays are a time for shopping and gift giving. With all the shopping online and with social media, holiday scams are at an all-time high. Don’t be a victim of scams this holiday season. I have updated a blog post on this topic from 2021. There are always new scams as well as prior ones to be concerned about! According to Forbes, these are some of the top holiday scams to look for in 2022. Scammers are creating new ways all the time to rip-off the public! Gift Car Scam – Scammers take gift cards off the display at retail stores, scratch off the PIN ..read more
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ALERT: IRS Tax Changes for 2023 That Could Affect You Especially if You Use Venmo or PayPal
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by Joseph E. Balmer
1M ago
Highlights of the New Tax Law Changes for 2023 With 2023 fast approaching, it is time to look at changes to income tax rules and regulations for 2023 and how they may affect you. As is usually the case, 2023 will bring annual inflation adjustments to many tax provisions. Some of the more notable ones are as follows: the standard deduction for married couples filing jointly rises to $27,700 from $25,900 and for single individuals, up to $13,850 from $12,950; the estate tax exclusion for decedent’s estates rises to $12,920,000 from $12,060,000; and the annual exclusion for gifts increases to $17 ..read more
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? To Divorce or Not?
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by Robert L. Mues
1M ago
The perfect month For filing for Divorce is… Divorce for the Holidays! The Perfect Time to File for Divorce? This is the time of year that many people have this exact question on their mind. If you are old like me, perhaps you remember this song by the British punk rock band The Clash from 1982. Or if not, maybe later from a Levi’s 501 jeans television commercial shot in a pool hall. Here are some of its memorable lyrics: “Darling you got to let me know Should I stay or should I go? If you say that you are mine I’ll be here till the end of time So you got to let me know Should I stay or should ..read more
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Tips to Avoid Exhaustion After Your Divorce
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by Robert L. Mues
2M ago
I tell new clients to prepare themselves at the start of their divorce. My warning – A divorce is typically not a sprint but is usually a marathon! So, prepare yourself accordingly! So, how does one go about avoiding that “marathon”? Here are my top tips to help you avoid total exhaustion after your divorce. Tip One: Establish Your Top Priorities I can’t tell you how critically important this truly is. Contested divorce litigation moves slowly and is very expensive! Some individuals come to the initial conference with a warrior’s mindset. They are often “hurt” and want to lash back by fighting ..read more
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Blast From The Past: Dealing with the Holidays if You Are in Divorce Transition [2022]
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by Guest Contributor Donna F. Ferber, LPC, LADC
2M ago
Going through a divoce transition? Tips for the holidays PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Donna F. Ferber, LPC, LADC is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1986 in Farmington, Connecticut. She is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor and an educator. In her private practice, Donna specializes in issues related to life transitions. These include but are not limited to divorce, remarriage, chronic illness, loss, relocation. Donna has been a guest contributor to the Ohio Family Law Blog since 2010. We have enjoyed collaborating on several articles over the years ..read more
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