Parents in Ohio planning to divorce may be looking for ways to minimize the effects on their children. An increasing number of families - and family courts - look at joint or shared custody as a preferred solution. With joint custody, parents have approximately equal time with and responsibilities for their children. In most cases, the children move back and forth between the parents' homes on a weekly or other regular basis. Even joint custody can come with major changes, of course. Children often leave the previous family home and their parents are no longer together.
Ohio voters will have the opportunity to amend the state's constitution to change the way certain drug offenses are classified. If voters approve of the state's only ballet issue, low-level, non-violent possession charges would be considered a misdemeanor offense instead of a felony. The adjustment would mean individuals charged with crimes of this nature could no longer be sentenced to serve jail time in a state prison. Supporters and opponents have weighed in on the issue.