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August 2017 Archives

A mediated custody arrangement may work better for your family

Ohio parents know that their kids could have a difficult time when their parents decide to divorce. In order to minimize the potential impact that the end of a marriage could have on your children, you may be looking for ways to help your kids through this time of transition. One of the ways you could do this is by seeking a mediated custody or visitation arrangement.

Who decides what happens to your business in divorce?

If you wrote a list of the top 10 things you value most at this time in your life, the business you worked so long and hard to build would likely be on it. It's a great feeling to bring a dream to fruition, even with the challenges, sweat and yes, perhaps, tears that came with the process. As you watched your business take hold, you likely breathed a sigh (or two) of relief and began to look forward to a successful, happy future.

Why marriage dissolution may be a better option than divorce

Sometimes a marriage simply does not work out long term due to irreconcilable differences. Maybe over time, you and your spouse have grown apart and developed your own interests. Perhaps an affair has made the marriage impossible to save, thus requiring you to move on.

Legal separation versus divorce: what is the right choice for me?

For some Ohio couples, divorce is not the best option, even when a marriage is essentially over. For various reasons, it may be better to remain married while maintaining separate households, and for this reason, a legal separation agreement may be necessary. Such an agreement provides protection for both parties in this situation. 

Is your spouse hiding assets during your divorce?

Property division is one of the most complicated aspects of a divorce, even for an amicable Ohio couple with relatively straightforward assets. However, this process can become even more complex when the two parties are at odds over the division of marital property or one spouse is not willing to fully disclose assets and income. 

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