Do 50% Of Marriages End In Divorce?
There are many popular beliefs about the chances of a marriage lasting or heading toward divorce. The most widely believed statistic is that one in two marriages end in divorce.
According to a web site created by the State of Ohio, nine out of 1,000 marriages end in divorce each year In the state of Ohio alone. Based on reports from the CDC, both divorce rates and marriage rates are decreasing, and information implies that a 50% divorce rate is an inaccurate statistic.
A state by state comparison identified which states are the easiest and the most difficult to obtain a divorce. Looking at a combination of factors such as how long spouses must be residents in the state, the cost of filing fees, the waiting period to file, and the separation requirement before a divorce can be filed, Ohio secured a score of 45, making it not the easiest (Alaska with 100 points), but also not the most difficult state (Arkansas with 20 points) to get a divorce.
Shape magazine recently published an article that identified common myths surrounding marriage and divorce; for example, if you marry when you are young, does this increase your chances of getting a divorce? Does living together before marriage shorten your time as husband and wife? The findings rebuke several misconceptions surrounding marriage and divorce.
If you ever have questions about your rights and responsibilities with a divorce, support or custody issue, call us at 800-529-1966 to set up an initial free consultation.
Arrested For A DUI While Sitting in a Parked Car
Many assume that a person must be driving a moving vehicle in order to be arrested. However, there are cases where a person is charged with a DUI even when the arresting officer did not witness the person driving.
Take for example, the case of State v. Robinson, 2001-Ohio-1394. “Upon arrival, the Deputy found the Defendant in a vehicle that was pulled into a parking space in an apartment parking lot. The officers did not observe any driving by the Defendant.”
In this case, the defendant was involved in a single-car accident, admitted to consuming alcohol, failed the field sobriety test and told the officers that she needed to pick up her child at daycare.
While the arresting officers did not observe any driving of the vehicle, the arrest and DUI charges ensued.
Falling asleep in the drivers seat, sitting in a parked car, pulling over to the side of the road, and even changing a tire are all examples of various situations that could potentially lead to a DUI arrest. In each of these instances, the arresting officer determines that the driver had in fact operated the vehicle, or had every intention of driving the car.
If you ever have a question about your rights and obligations in a DUi case, call our 24/7 hotline at 800-529-1966.