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  • 6 Strange (and Likely Unenforceable) Prenuptial Clauses

    Prenuptial agreements are a common marriage tool employed by wealthy couples or couples with a high degree of unequal earning. Prenuptials , as our Columbus divorce lawyers have mentioned before, are a powerful resource for couples at any income level—it provides clarity about money behavior, lends transparency to each spouse’s expectation, and even offers a way of strengthening your marriage by ...
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  • Who Keeps the Ring When a Relationship Ends?

    One question we hear quite often has to do with who actually owns the engagement ring in a relationship. Is it a gift? Does it become “marital property?” This is something which has actually been ruled on several times in Ohio law and may surprise a lot of people. “Conditional” Gifts The law in Ohio states that engagement rings are what are known as “conditional” gifts, or gifts that remain with ...
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  • Holiday Tips for Divorced Parents

    Between the family gatherings, gift shopping, travel arrangements, and seemingly never enough time in the day to balance it all, the holidays can be stressful enough as they are. However, for families who have recently completed the divorce process, the experience of a first holiday season can bring a new level of difficulty and emotional strain. Here are a few valuable tips for recently-divorced ...
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  • Facebook Leads to Increased Divorce Rates

    While Facebook has become such an integral part of our online society, the popular social network has had a number of unforeseen influences on our daily lives. One such surprising influence has been an increase in the number of divorces amongst regular users. A study conducted by the scholarly journal Computers in Human Behavior noted that while it is not clear whether or not Facebook is at fault ...
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  • Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt

    Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt In what is bound to be one of Hollywood’s highest profile divorces, Angelina Jolie is ending her marriage with husband Brad Pitt. Angelina filed for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. She lists the date of separation as Sept. 15. According to sources, Angelina’s decision to initiate the divorce is due to the method in which Brad ...
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  • Conducting Yourself in a Courtroom

    Many people can be intimidated by the thought of having to appear before a judge in their divorce case. For those who will be experiencing a legal proceeding for the first time, there are a few things you should know before setting foot inside a courtroom. Adhering to these general guidelines may not have a significant outcome on your case, but they will still help you so they are important to ...
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  • Common Divorce Myths Debunked

    With the number of divorces happening every year still continuing to rise, several common myths have begun to proliferate their way into general public knowledge. We often hear from clients about a law or part of the divorce process which confuses or perhaps even frightens them of what they are about to face in their own case. Let’s take a look at just a few of these divorce myths and set the ...
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  • The Parental Relocation Process in Ohio

    Because everybody’s life has the ability to take a sudden turn that may require you to have to relocate. This includes those who have gone through a divorce and are sharing child custody or who have visitation privileges. As such, the state of Ohio has created a process which these parents must go through in order to get the court’s approval to relocate with their children over state lines. Let’s ...
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  • What Are Hidden Assets?

    When going through a divorce , it can be tempting to try and hide assets in an effort to save money and property from being divided. Regardless of the circumstance, hiding assets is always a terrible idea and it can lead to more trouble than you bargained for. How are assets hidden? There are a wide range of methods a spouse may implement to hide their assets. Typically, the assets they hide are ...
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  • Signs It's Time To Change Divorce Lawyers

    Retaining proper and adequate representation is extremely crucial, but you are responsible for the quality and caliber of your representation. Ideally, you’d want a lawyer who is dedicated, professional, and organized – but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. It’s important to remember, however, that you are not obligated to stick with the attorney you initially hire, especially if you are ...
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  • Four Things to Bring to Your Consultation

    The first consultation you have with your divorce attorney can also be the most informative meeting throughout the entire divorce or dissolution process. Typically, these types of consultations don’t last longer than an hour. To make the most out of the time you have with your lawyer, you want to make sure you arrive prepared to get the best answers to your questions. A List of Questions What’s ...
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  • Things to Include in Your Prenuptial Agreement

    Before getting married, many couples obtain a prenuptial agreement – also referred to as a “prenup” – to ensure that each person’s property and assets are protected. There seems to be a public perception that these types of contracts are for the wealthy elite, but the truth is, regardless of your financial situation, prenuptial agreements clarify each spouse’s financial rights and protect them ...
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  • Importance of Hiring an Experienced Divorce Attorney

    If you’re contemplating filing for a divorce, one of the most important parts of the process is retaining representation from a divorce lawyer who is experienced, skilled and prepared to handle your case. Your choice in representation can greatly impact the outcome of your divorce case and have an effect on how you approach your divorce proceedings. Reduces Stress Filing for divorce is perhaps one ...
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  • Five Child Custody Mistakes You Can Avoid During a Divorce

    Child custody is frequently a number one priority for divorcing parents preparing to end their marriage. While the courts have adopted a more collaborative view on how divorced parents should share custody and parenting duties, there are still many key decisions that need to be made to determine these arrangements and allocate responsibilities and rights among the two parents. Unfortunately, many ...
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  • 5 Tips For Helping Your Children Through A Divorce

    Divorce is never an easy process, but it can be particularly difficult when children are involved. This is a new experience for many parents, and they are often unsure of how to deal with the complex emotions their children are experiencing. In this blog, our Columbus divorce attorneys share 5 great tips to help you and your children get through the divorce. 1. Your Kids Aren’t Therapists or Spies ...
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