Divorce is becoming a more frequent occurrence among older people in Ohio and elsewhere in the country. It even has its own nomenclature, the gray divorce. Many divorces begin as trial separations and may end in divorce or a legal separation. For those who separate, divorce is not necessarily the end result of the separation. Some couples may choose to remain separated indefinitely.
Marriages, even good marriages, experience ups and downs. Some couples experiencing a down period that could end in divorce may decide to try a legal separation in Ohio to give them space to see if the marriage can be saved. While a legal separation is not as final as a divorce, there are still formal steps that should be taken to protect the individuals involved.