Since we recently passed the midway point of 2016, we thought it would be a good time to look back. As family law attorneys, we believe strongly in helping individuals make decisions that are as informed as possible, and we are pleased to be able to provide useful resources for anyone getting divorced in Ohio.
Getting Ready for Your Divorce
When preparing to go through a divorce, it is normal to have lots of questions about what to expect in the days and months to come. The articles liked below will help you find information on the costs associated with getting a divorce, choosing a divorce attorney, and important initial considerations as you begin the divorce process:
- How Much Does a Divorce Cost?
- Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Divorce Attorney
- Preparing for Your Divorce Consultation
- How Will My Prenup Affect My Divorce?
Protecting Yourself During the Divorce Process
As you navigate the process of getting divorced, there will be important steps you need to take – and mistakes you need to avoid – in order to protect your chances of securing your desired property, custody, and support rights. These articles provide an overview of some of the key considerations for you to keep in mind:
- Understanding the Automatic Restraining Orders in Ohio Divorces
- 5 Ways Facebook Can Be Used Against You in a Divorce
- Untying the Knot: Lessons from Bravo’s New Divorce Show
What to Expect Regarding Property Division
In an Ohio divorce, the couple’s marital property gets divided according to the principles of “equitable distribution.” For general information on the equitable distribution of marital property, click here. For an in-depth look at a couple of property issues that are often of particular importance to divorcing spouses, read:
What to Expect Regarding Child Custody and Child Support
If you have children, custody and child support will undoubtedly be two of the most important issues involved in your divorce. In the divorce context, Ohio law imposes special requirements focused on serving the best interests of the children involved. It will be important for you to understand these requirements as you seek the custody and support rights you desire. For more information, read:
- Does it Matter Where My Children Want to Live?
- Calculating Child Support and Spousal Support in an Ohio Divorce
Hiding Assets in an Ohio Divorce
Unfortunately, spouses will occasionally attempt to hide assets in order to either (i) shield those assets from equitable distribution, or (ii) reduce their income for purposes of calculating alimony or child support. Hiding assets in a divorce is a mistake, and if your spouse is attempting to hide assets, there are steps you can take to protect your rights. We recently covered these steps in a two-part series:
- I Think My Spouse is Hiding Assets in Our Divorce. What Can I Do?
- More on Uncovering Hidden Assets in an Ohio Divorce
Everything You Need to Know About Collaborative Divorce
Finally, if you are preparing for a divorce in Ohio, it is important to familiarize yourself with the concept of “collaborative divorce.” The collaborative method is growing in popularity due to its focus on resolving disagreements among divorcing spouses amicably while avoiding the costs (both financial and emotional) of litigation.
Collaborative divorce is not right for everyone, but if it is right for you, it may be the best option for bringing an end to your marriage. You will find links to all of our resources on collaborative divorce in:
Speak with a Cleveland Divorce Attorney Today
For more information about what to expect during your divorce, we invite you to schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. To request an appointment, please call our Cleveland, OH law offices at (440) 336-8687 or contact us online today.