In March 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio decided that unvested military retirement benefits earned during the marriage fall within the definition of marital property and are subject to division in a divorce. In the case Daniel v. Daniel, 139 Ohio St.3d 275, 2014-Ohio-1161, the Ohio Supreme Court held that despite the uncertain nature of this asset, it does have a value that should be divided.
The Tenth District Court of Appeals recently reaffirmed its position that there is no such thing as a “default judgment” in a divorce case. In the case Wood v. Hein, 2014-Ohio-5564, the court scheduled an uncontested divorce hearing after the husband failed to answer the complaint for divorce or otherwise appear. However, the husband showed up … Read more