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Monday, May 11, 2020

Common Ohio Divorce Questions


For most people, the prospect of getting a divorce is daunting. Family, financial, and legal concerns often leave prospective divorcees unsure of where to turn or what to do. Unfortunately, it is this fear of the unknown that keeps many people stuck in unhappy marriages. If your marriage is broken beyond repair, you shouldn't let your unfamiliarity with the divorce process hold you back from moving on with your life. Below are answers to some common Ohio divorce questions.
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Monday, April 13, 2020

What Happens to the House in an Ohio Divorce?


In Ohio, all property acquired by a couple during marriage is subject to division in a divorce—including the house. Ohio is an equitable distribution state, which means that courts in Ohio attempt to divide marital property evenly between the spouses. However, if equal division would be inequitable, the court will examine the following factors to arrive at an equitable result:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The assets and liabilities of the spouses
  • The liquidity of the property
  • The tax consequences to each spouse
  • The economic desirability of leaving an asset intact
  • Any other factor that the court finds to be relevant

The family home is often the most significant asset a couple acquires during marriage. The equity in the family home, which is the difference between what is owed on the mortgage and the home's market value, is marital property that is subject to a 50/50 split. However, depending on the circumstances, one spouse sometimes keeps the family home.
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Thursday, February 6, 2020

How to Choose the Right Ohio Divorce Attorney


Attempting to navigate the divorce process without an attorney is like traveling without a roadmap; there's no telling where you may end up. Therefore, if you are seeking a divorce in Ohio, you need an experienced Ohio divorce attorney in your corner. But with so many divorce attorneys out there, how do you choose the right one? In order to help you with your decision, below are some things you can do to ensure that you choose the right attorney for your case.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Divorce with Children in Ohio


Divorce is tough—especially when there are children involved. Therefore, parents going through a divorce should always keep the best interests of their children in mind. Unfortunately, however, parents sometimes get so caught up in the divorce process that their children’s feelings and well-being are ignored. If you are a parent who is contemplating a divorce in Ohio, below are some things to consider as you begin the process. For additional information, please contact an Read more . . .


Monday, July 16, 2018

Divorce in Your Golden Years

Why might some senior couples benefit from a collaborative divorce?

Today, more couples over the age of 55 are finding themselves in the midst of divorce. The phenomenon, known as “gray divorce,” could stem from several factors, including the aging of the American population, increasing lifespans, and a general decreased focus on the importance of marriage. In fact, according to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research, divorce rates among those over the age of 55 have doubled since the 1990s. Our


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Monday, June 18, 2018

Divorce and Children: Things to Consider

Divorce impacts every member of the family—children in particular. It is for this reason that divorce should always be approached with the best interests of children in mind. Unfortunately, however, parents are sometimes so focused on the divorce itself that their children become an afterthought. Below are some things to consider when going through a


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