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.
Recently, the importance of drafting a valid prenuptial agreement was highlighted on the Canton Family Law Blog. For many readers, however, a prenuptial agreement is just about protecting marital assets in case of a divorce. In reality, a prenuptial agreement is much more than that. Ohio readers may not have been aware of the additional benefits married couples might receive from having a well-prepared prenuptial agreement.
There are many complicated family law legal issues that can arise during a divorce proceeding. Among the most complicated family law issues couples face in divorce is asset division. Without proper and accurately drafted prenuptial agreements, couples are often likely to face long and expensive disputes. Ohio couples may enjoy the following blog on property division, prenuptial agreements and common drafting mistakes.
With an increase in grey divorce, complex asset division is becoming the new norm. As readers in Ohio may be aware, divorce among people over 50 has grown dramatically in the last 30 years. Since 1980, in fact, the divorce rate among this age group has doubled according to Ohio researchers. While divorce is never easy, if a couple is together for decades the divorce is more likely to be complicate by varied assets.
When a couple files for divorce in the state of Ohio the couple must address the division of property before the court will sign a divorce decree. When dividing property in a divorce, it is important that the couple obtain an accurate accounting of all assets and liabilities available for division. Property subject to asset division in a divorce is referred to as marital property, while property not subject to division is separate property.
There are many reasons that Ohio couples postpone getting a divorce, despite clear signs the marriage is over. In some cases, couples put off divorce because of children, opting to wait until the kids move out of the house. Other times it is because of finances. In fact, a survey recently conducted by Avvo, a legal forum website, revealed that among couples without young children the number one concern about divorce is the cost of the process.
There are many benefits to prenuptial agreements, from streamlining the divorce process to protecting a family owned-business. In fact, asset protection is the number one reason that couples choose to have a prenuptial agreement prepared before tying the knot. While some may consider prenuptial agreements unromantic, in reality a prenuptial is simply another form of estate planning. And, Ohio couples can agree that estate planning is very important.
When couples divorce in Ohio the non-wage earning or lower-wage earning spouse has the right to seek spousal support. Spousal support or "alimony" is designed to limit any unfair economic consequences that may occur as a result of a divorce. While historically men have paid alimony to women in divorce, gender is not one of the factors that the courts should consider when determining an award of spousal support.
When most people think about family law divorce comes to mind. Divorce, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. In actuality, family law legal issues run a wide gambit. One increasingly common family law legal issue Ohio family law attorneys deal with on a regular basis is adoption. Ohio families considering adoption may find the following blog interesting.
Whenever parents divorce in Ohio, the court grants child support based on the income of the non-custodial parent. It is important that non-custodial parents who have a change in their financial circumstances seek an agreement modification rather than attempting to negotiate a modification outside of court. The reason a post divorce agreement modification is so vital is that a support order is legally enforcable, whereas an out-of-court settlement is not.