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Deciding on your priorities in a military divorce

Anyone going through a divorce is likely to feel stressed and emotionally downtrodden. However, this can be even more so when you are a member of the military. You may need to split your military retirement package or you may face being separated from your kids. On top of this might be the stress of your job itself. The important thing to do is to consider where you want to be on the other side of divorce and use that as your goal.

You should first think about what the most important thing is to you. Is it time with your kids? Is it your pension fund, or is it spousal support?

What is restitution?

When a crime has been committed, it is quite common for the perpetrator to be ordered to pay the victims of the crime an amount of money. This is different than a fine, because the purpose of a fine is to punish the perpetrator. An order of restitution has a practical side to it; it helps the victims of the crime financially.

In what situations is restitution ordered?

The consequences of operating a vehicle impaired

In Ohio, what is often called driving under the influence (DUI) in other states is referred to as operating a vehicle impaired (OVI). The consequences of an OVI in Ohio depend largely on whether it is your first offense or whether you have been caught driving under the influence of alcohol multiple times in the past.

The consequences of an OVI in Ohio

2 ways to overcome high-asset divorce challenges

Many high-asset couples in the Dayton area do not consider the unique challenges they may face in a divorce. Unlike couples who have considerably less income and fewer assets, they often have circumstances that can have a significant impact on their financial profiles and lives. They experience many of the same issues that often lead to separation and divorce, such as infidelity, poor money management skills, lack of communication, intimacy issues and a lack of respect for each other. 

It is so easy to assume that because a couple has more money, they will have an easier time going through the divorce process. Many wealthy couples have disagreements about their finances that can lead to challenges during the divorce process. The stakes are higher, and the higher net worth partner has more to lose, especially if there is no prenuptial agreement in place. Here are some ways to overcome challenges that are unique to high-asset divorce situations

What are the legal implications of operating a Ponzi scheme?

Fraudulent activity in relation to creating Ponzi schemes is considered a relatively common white collar crime. It is a type of investment fraud, since the organizers earn money through scamming new members of the scheme.

Ponzi schemes usually work by falsely promising a low-risk investment for extremely high returns.

Is a suspended drug sentence possible?

Occasionally when a person is charged with a crime, the judge decides that the sentence should be a suspended one. This means that the person convicted will not have to serve his or her sentence straight away, but should instead serve jail time a few years or months down the line or not at all.

When are suspended sentences used?

The most common mistakes in high asset divorce

Going through a divorce is always a terrible experience to deal with, no matter the circumstances. However, when going through a high asset divorce where a lot is at stake, it can be even more stressful. The good thing about going through a divorce, however, is that no matter the circumstances, there have always been people who have been through similar experiences. Therefore, it's a good idea to try to learn from their mistakes.

Do not be a pushover in order to speed things up

Child support as a military service person

Going through a divorce as a military service person can be particularly difficult, since you may be serving in another country while you are facing divorce. For a service member, it is considered a duty to support the rest of the family. Therefore, whether a the service member is married or not does not matter.

However, just because you as a service member need to support your family both before and after your divorce, it does not mean that the process of calculating the amount that you should pay is simple. The process is almost the same as it is for nonmilitary child support providers.

What is identity fraud?

When a person takes personal details from another without his or her knowledge and uses them for personal gain, it is known as identity fraud or identity theft. In the age of digital, it is more common than ever for a person to be affected. It can commonly happen when a person unintentionally gives away his or her personal details online. But it can also happen in environments such as the office, workplace, a restaurant or store.

What the law says about identity fraud

3 consequences of a OVI guilty plea

Facing DUI charges is a serious yet common situation. You might not realize your blood alcohol level is above the legal limit, or you might find yourself without a designated driver. Any number of problems can precede OVI charges and jeopardize your life, your future and your freedom. It is essential to be aware of the consequences that can result from entering a guilty plea in court.

According to the Center for Disease Control, 2.2 percent of adults in Ohio admit to driving after drinking too much--and this is compared to the national average of 1.9 percent. If you have driven after drinking and got caught doing so, consider these reason why you should fight the charges:

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