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  • The Risks of an Online Divorce

    If you are getting a divorce, you are probably looking for a way to dissolve your marriage without incurring substantial legal fees. Given the numerous tasks we effectively conduct online, getting an online divorce probably seems like an attractive option. After all, we bank online and even order our prescriptions online, so why not get a divorce through this useful method as well? Unfortunately, ...
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  • Tips to Stay Focused at Work While Going Through a Divorce

    Making the decision to move forward with a divorce is not easy and the process will likely be challenging on an emotional level. However, you must not let your divorce interfere with your ability to remain productive at work. Of course, this is probably easier said than done, which is why we compiled a list of tips that will help you stay on task during this difficult time. Read below for some ...
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  • The Benefits of Choosing a Collaborative Dissolution of Marriage

    When people think of divorce, they often imagine ugly courtroom battles and bitter fights. However, there are other, less hostile methods for dissolving a marriage that both parties can benefit from. However, it is necessary for spouses to approach this method with an open mind and a willingness to compromise, or they might not be able to achieve a settlement. To get the most out of your ...
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  • Why Choose Legal Separation Instead of Divorce?

    If you are trying to decide between legal separation and divorce, you might be wondering why spouses would choose one over the other. The main difference between the two options is, of course, that you would not be able to legally remarry if you chose to legally separate. You would be able to live separate lives, however, and all the same key issues that are addressed during the divorce process ...
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  • Is it Okay to Move Out of the Marital Home Before the Divorce is Finalized?

    After you make the decision to get divorced, it seems only natural for one spouse to move out of the marital home. You might not be on the best of terms, so sharing the same living space might not be ideal. However, before you move forward with any of your plans, it is crucial to understand the potential consequences of doing so. Moving out could affect the outcome of your divorce settlement in ...
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  • Tips for a High Asset Divorce

    Dissolving a marriage is often a complicated process that involves a lot of tricky obstacles, especially when the divorce involves substantial assets. Determining which assets are marital and which are separate, particularly for long-term marriages, can be difficult and is often a major point of contention for both parties. To untangle the threads and make this process easier, there are some tips ...
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  • What is Wasteful Dissipation and How Can it Affect My Divorce?

    Spending habits are often a big point of contention for married couples and it can become an even bigger issue during the divorce process, especially if one spouse spent vast sums of marital assets to prevent the other from receiving a fair share. Ohio is an equitable distribution state, which means a judge will seek to split your assets as fairly as possible. If it is evident that your spouse ...
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  • Signs Your Marriage is Over

    It can be a little difficult to know when to ride out a storm and when it’s time to call it quits. If you are reaching a point in your marriage where the joys are outweighed by frustration, anger, and disappointment, it might be time to cut the cord. No one can truly know for sure what is right for your circumstances and, ultimately, that decision is for you to make. However, there are some ...
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  • Who Keeps Fido? Examining California’s New Pet Custody Law

    At the beginning of 2019, California updated its laws regarding pet ownership – or pet custody – in a messy divorce . Before the legal update, the court saw pets like property, falling under either separate or community property rules just like a car, television, or dining room set. Now, a judge’s discretion gets final say in who gets to keep Fido and Fluffy after a divorce concludes, assuming the ...
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  • Divorce Rates are Down – Find Out Why

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks all sorts of things related to the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of Americans. Did you know this also includes marriage and divorce rates in 44 states? According to the CDC’s data based on 2016, which is the most recent complete year of data available, divorce rates are dropping. From 2008 to 2016, the divorce rate has ...
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  • Divorcing as a Business Owner? Read This

    Business owners and entrepreneurs rely on their business investments and ventures for income. Many even tie the success of their business to their own personal identity. When married, though, half of the business may technically become the property of the other spouse, which also means this same split can come up in divorce . Keeping Control of Your Business in Divorce If you want to keep control ...
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  • Questions Your Child Will Ask You About Your Divorce

    Divorce is a big deal for the spouses going through it, but it might be an even bigger deal for their children. Kids are told repeatedly through society and entertainment that a family should have two parents who live together and love one another deeply. The concept of parents separating and possibly even growing to despise one another is hard for a kid to wrap their head around. Your little ones ...
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  • Divorce Don’ts: How Divorcees Land in Contempt of Divorce Court Orders

    The orders created by a divorce or family law court are effectively “private laws” that apply just to the people involved in the related case. As such, failing to follow those new rules can lead to some serious legal consequences. The legal term for someone who has not followed divorce court orders is being in contempt of court . How can a divorcee become contempt of court? There are a few common ...
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  • Are Your Holiday Plans Divorce Friendly?

    A great way to spend the holidays is traveling near and far to visit friends and family. Others prefer to use their vacation time at the end of the year and see somewhere new. If you have travel plans on your calendar for the holidays or New Year’s, be sure to take a look at your parental rights as established in your divorce or shared parenting plan first. Many new divorcees forget to consider ...
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  • How Can Marital Property Change Hands?

    In Ohio, the state’s equitable distribution rules mean your marital property will be divided fairly if you should ever divorce your spouse. Your separate property will be protected from property division in your divorce. However, the designation of property ownership is not necessarily set in stone. A legal process known as transmutation may allow for separate property to become marital property, ...
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  • Intriguing Divorce Facts That Shine New Light on Ending a Marriage

    To some extent, people the world over tend to have a greater fascination with divorce than they do marriage. While celebrity marriages do capture our attention, as shown with every royal wedding, most people keep talking about and keep looking for celebrity divorces. Why is that? There is just something about the ending of a marriage that intrigues our society. Everything only gets more ...
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  • Why Social Media & Divorce Do Not Mix

    There are many things in the world that simply do not mix. Oil and vinegar, water and electronic devices, cats and mice, and so on. But did you know that divorces and social media use are also two things you should avoid mixing together? When you are in the middle of a divorce or family law dispute , the more time you spend on social media, the worse things can get. The reason is your soon-to-be ...
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  • What is a Dissolution of Marriage in Ohio?

    When thinking of a marriage ending, the first thought that comes into your mind will probably be a divorce . In Ohio, though, there might be the option to file for a dissolution of marriage instead of a traditional divorce. The idea of a dissolution of marriage might be the same as a divorce, but the key differentiator is a dissolution is always “non-adversarial” and does not involve fault. As ...
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  • Want to Keep Your Divorce Stress Free? Consider These Tips

    Divorce can happen to any couple. In fact, statistically, it will happen to half of all American married couples. If you are staring at a divorce on the horizon, then know you are not alone — and also know that your divorce does not have to be contentious, problematic, and generally packed with ill-will. Equipped with a little knowledge and tips upfront, you might be able to avoid the worst of ...
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  • Tax Bill Repeals Alimony Deduction

    The Conference committee tax bill in Congress maintained the proposal to repeal the alimony deduction. Alimony is the same as spousal support in Ohio and will similarly repeal the tax deduction for spousal support.. This is one of the most revolutionary and controversial changes in family law in decades. Our team feels this situation can be avoided if one major factor is considered: this ...
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  • Pet Custody & Divorce

    Many families consider their pets to be a member of the family, but in a divorce, they may not have the same protections. During a divorce, you may find yourself arguing over the custody of your family pet. Pet custody disputes can feel emotionally draining and stressful, but your love for your pet shouldn’t be overlooked by the court. If you are fighting for the custody of your pet, here’s what ...
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  • When Is My Divorce Final?

    Divorce can be a lengthy process, and disputes can cause your divorce to take many months, or even years, to be finalized. So what happens when your divorce is finally over and you are considered officially divorced? Here’s what you can expect to happen. The Divorce Process Your divorce cannot be finalized until all issues have been resolved, either by an agreement between spouses or a court ...
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  • Tips for Couples Going Through Gray Divorce

    The Pew Research Center reports that divorce rates among adults over 50 have tripled since the 1990s, and they continue to climb. However, while gray divorce has become more common, it has not become any less complex or emotionally demanding for the parties involved. Cases of gray divorce almost never involve matters of custody, so common wisdom regarding out-of-court behavior during divorce may ...
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  • What Happens If My Spouse Doesn't Hire a Lawyer?

    What Happens If My Spouse Doesn’t Hire a Lawyer? If you’re getting a divorce , you know it is already complicated, even when both parties involved have adequate legal representation. However, when your spouse refuses to hire a divorce attorney, it can present some unique challenges and opportunities for you as the opposing spouse. A spouse may opt out of hiring legal representation for a variety ...
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  • How are Retirement Benefits Divided in an Ohio Divorce?

    As part of any divorce, finances are typically at the forefront of one’s concerns. No one wants to give up their rightfully earned assets, no matter how amicable they are with their ex-spouse. As a result, people often enter into protracted, combative disagreements regarding all things financial, particularly retirement benefits. Depending on the specifics of your particular situation, our ...
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