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Living together before marriage may not be factor in divorce

Why couples divorce has been a subject of debate for decades. The question "why" became a subject of particular interest to researchers in the 1970s when the U.S. began to see a significant and continual rise in the national divorce rate. Among the many reasons cited for divorce, for decades conventional wisdom held that couples who live together prior to getting married have a statistically greater chance of getting divorced than couples that wait to move in together until after they are married.

The importance of understanding financial matters in divorce

When going through the divorce process, there is inevitably going to be a lot to think about. Whether it is figuring out custody arrangements or deciding which spouse is entitled to what asset, divorcees have a lot on their minds. With almost everything in divorce, preparation and a clarity of purpose are going to be hugely helpful in clearing away some of the mental fog and confusion that sometimes results from thinking about family law issues.

Tools to protect a business in case of divorce

There is a lot about the divorce process that leaves something to be desired. Among them is the division of marital assets. While property division is never an enjoyable process, it is even more difficult when there is a small privately held business involved. The following article is intended to provide advice to Ohio business owners on how to protect the business and business assets in case of divorce.

Comedian tours to meet spousal support obligations

When Ohio couples divorce the lesser earning spouse can request spousal support from the higher earning spouse during the divorce proceedings. Unlike child support, spousal support is not mandatory nor is there a clear-cut calculation for determining spousal support. In fact, much of what occurs is at the discretion of the court. Because of this, the cost of spousal support can vary dramatically depending on various factors.

Study finds that January is the "divorce month"

There are many reasons that married couples choose to file for divorce. Sometimes couples divorce due to infidelity or loss of interest, other times it's because of more complex and personal differences that can be tough to articulate. Regardless of the reason why couples divorce, research suggests that many couples in America divorce in January. Ohio readers may find the following blog on the "divorce month" interesting.

Steps to take when preparing for divorce

Divorce is a tough and emotional process, and it can be hard to know what to do and where to start. However, there are ways to make the divorce process more manageable. One way for couples to do this is to take the time to educate and empower themselves about some of the key steps in the divorce process. The following is advice for Ohio couples considering filing for a divorce.

Spousal support is not about men and women

For some people, spousal support may be perceived as a payment a man makes to a woman in a divorce. While traditionally most alimony awards were paid to woman, society has changed a lot. In fact, many family law and divorce attorneys from across the country are reporting that more and more men are beginning to request spousal support awards from their ex-wives in divorce proceedings than ever before.

Dividing complex assets in a divorce proceeding

Dividing assets in a divorce can be an arduous task. This is especially true when a couple holds a number of large, high value assets, such as real estate, stocks and a family business. Fortunately, a skilled family law professional can help in these situations. From understanding the tax implications associated with selling a piece of property to the impact on ownership interests in a small business, getting asset division right in a family law dispute is vital. Ohio couples with small businesses may find the following interesting.

What to do when considering a prenuptial agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a contract that couples enter into before marriage. In general, the purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to establish certain financial and property rights in case of divorce. While some couples may find a prenuptial agreement to be unromantic, the truth of the matter is if divorce should occur, a prenuptial agreement could end up saving Ohio couples a lot of unnecessary pain and grief.

Resolving holiday custody disputes using a parenting plan

The holidays can be hard on divorced parents. From child custody issues to money matters, the holidays are notoriously stressful, a fact which often heightens tempers. Fortunately, as far as child custody matters are concerned, it is possible to avoid serious conflict with a little bit of planning. The following blog is intended to provide divorced parents in Ohio with some tips for resolving child custody disputes this holiday season.

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