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What to do with a home in a divorce

Many divorcing couples are fixated on their marital homes. While some spouses want to keep their homes, others are intent on selling and keeping the profits. For Ohio couples who are thinking about divorce, what to do with the marital home might become a source of conflict.

Careers can have an impact on marriage

Although most Ohio residents do not get married with the intention of getting a divorce sometime in the future, stress and other complications can and do cause some marriages to fail. According to U.S. Census data, some careers can even have a major impact on a person's marriage.

Recognizing fact from fiction in a divorce

Ohio residents who are ending their marriage might find themselves the recipients of advice from family and friends. While most people mean well, those involved in the actual divorce need to be able to sort the facts from the fiction, which might help make the entire process less stressful.

More Americans are okay with divorce

Divorce can unearth many personally negative feelings. In addition to a person's internal feelings, some couples say they perceive a social stigma about divorce. Although these feelings are a natural, though likely unwelcome, part of the divorce process, there may be less of a negative social attitude toward it today than ever before.

Deportation fears lead to child custody concerns

Immigrant families in Ohio and across the country are worried about the impact of detention and deportation on their children. Many undocumented people have children who were born in the U.S. and who are thus considered American citizens. While the parents could be threatened with detention or deportation, especially amid the intensified and public campaign around immigration issues, these children have the right to stay in the United States and continue their lives. However, without their parents by their side, they are also at risk of being thrown into the social services system.

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