Can my spousal support order be modified?

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In Ohio, the court lacks jurisdiction to modify a prior order of spousal support unless the decree expressly reserves jurisdiction to make that modification. You will need to look at your decree and the specific terms of the document to determine if the spousal support can be modified.

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What Is “Nesting,” and Will It Work For My Family In Transition?

Nesting is a transitional arrangement for parents to consider when starting the separation/divorce process. Nesting means that your children remain in the marital residence, and the parents take turns being in the home with the children and acting as the “on-duty” parent. The parents follow a specific parenting schedule outlining when each parent will be in the home with the children. Nesting requires that each parent has another place to stay when it is not their parenting time, such as a family or friend’s home, or a second residence. While parents may find the concept of moving back and forth cumbersome, it does allow parents to experience firsthand what the children are expected to start doing once the nesting arrangement ends.

The nesting process can be done for as long as it is feasible and makes sense for your family. Even if this arrangement only makes sense for a short period of time, it can still be valuable in helping your children with the initial shock and confusion of their parents separating. How long the nesting arrangement lasts may depend on whether one parent is keeping the home, and how long it will take the other parent to obtain a new residence.

An attorney can help you prepare a detailed, thoughtful nesting agreement that will allow you and your spouse to start the separation process on your own terms. This can be especially helpful if the parents are not ready to legally initiate a divorce or dissolution action. Certain topics that should be discussed and agreed upon before implementing a nesting arrangement include:

  • Specific parenting schedule
  • Where the other parent will be when it is not their parenting time
  • How the household bills will be divided and paid
  • Duties related to maintenance of the home during each parent’s time (groceries, cleaning, etc.)
  • Whether the parents want to allow for times when both parties may be at the home together (weekly dinner, family meetings, birthday parties, etc.)
  • Whether dating will be permitted during a parent’s parenting time
  • How long the nesting arrangement will last. This may depend on whether one party is retaining the home, whether a refinance is required, or if the parties decide to sell.

Resources:
1. The Parent’s Guide to Birdnesting: A Child-Centered Solution to Co-Parenting During Separation and Divorce, by Ann Gold Buscho, PH.D. https://drannbuscho.com/
2. “Are You Getting a Divorce and Thinking About Nesting?” by Susan Pease Gadoua L.C.S.W.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/contemplating-divorce/201902/are-you-getting-divorce-and-thinking-about-nesting

Annulment: Is Sexual preference for the other sex grounds for an annulment in Ohio?

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No, Ohio takes the stand that just because someone has a sexual preference for another, this does not mean that it affects the marital relations between the parties and is, therefore, not a ground for an annulment in Ohio.

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Annulment: Is Sterility a ground for an annulment?

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Sterility is not the same as impotence and is therefore, not a ground for an annulment in Ohio.

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Annulment: Is impotence a ground for an annulment in Ohio if…


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If one or both of the spouses were under the age of consent at the time of the marriage, if the marriage was unconsummated because of permanent or incurable impotence which was not known at the time of your marriage, or if one party was unable to consent to the marriage due to incompetence or mental capacity, or if the consent to the marriage was obtained through force or fraud. Those types of marriages are voidable in Ohio and are not recognized. You can bring an annulment action on those instances.

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Annulment: What are the grounds for annulment in Ohio?

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Incest – defined as marriage to a first cousin or closer relative – and bigamy or polygamy – defined as having more than one spouse – are both grounds for an annulment. These types of marriages are void and not recognized by the State of Ohio.

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Annulment: What constitutes fraud that would provide standing for an annulment action?

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False representations as to character, health, wealth, and external conditions do not constitute fraud. In order to constitute fraud, it must effect the marital relations in all its’ essential parts.

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Annulment: Who has standing to bring an annulment action in Ohio? Part 3 of 4

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Several people might have standing to file an annulment. If you entered into a marriage and thereafter discover was fraud committed in your marriage by the other party, you have standing to annul the marriage within two years of discovery of that fraud. Case law dictates what is fraud.

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Annulment: Who has standing to bring an annulment action in Ohio? Part 3 of 4

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Several people might have standing to bring an annulment action. If you are a incompetent or the relative of someone that has been adjudicated incompetent before the marriage, you have standing to annul the marriage before the death of either party.

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What is the legal age to marry in Ohio?

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The legal age to marry in Ohio is 18 for both males and females without the consent of a parent. Girls can marry at the age of 16 with the consent of both of their parents. Or the court can grant consent for the marriage of minors if there is a pregnancy.

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