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Divorce and Taxes: A Guide to Alimony, Child Support, and Property Division

Divorce can have significant implications for taxes, both during the divorce process and after it’s finalized. When it comes to divorce and taxes, failing to consider the tax consequences associated with divorce can result in unexpected bills or missed opportunities to save on taxes.  It’s always suggested that you consult with a tax professional and …
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When does child support end in Ohio?

When Does Child Support End in Ohio?

Whether you are the parent paying child support or receiving child support, you might wonder, when does child support end in Ohio? Child support can be stopped once a child reaches a certain age or if another special circumstance exists.  In most instances, once a child reaches the age of 18 in Ohio, court-ordered child …
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How long after divorce can you remarry?

How Long After Divorce Can You Remarry?

Divorces can take a long time, especially when children are involved. A divorce may only take two to 12 months if you don’t have kids, but if you do, it could end up being 2 full years before everything is finalized. In the heat of a divorce, marriage might be the last thing on your …
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What to Do If Your Ex Breaks a Custody Agreement

Co-parenting with an ex isn’t always easy, but it can quickly become troublesome if your ex fails to comply with a court-ordered child custody agreement. What can you do if an ex breaks your custody agreement? Luckily, some legal options are available that a qualified family law attorney can help walk you through. Ex is …
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Does Infidelity Affect Divorce in Ohio Courts?

Learning about your spouse’s infidelity can rock your entire world. And while you’re wrestling with the emotional aspects associated with cheating, you might start to have questions pertaining to a possible divorce. How does divorce work if you’re not the person at fault? Does infidelity affect divorce in Ohio? Ohio considers adultery in marriage as …
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Are Divorce Depositions Necessary in Ohio?

In almost every state, the legal process for divorce is exceedingly formal. Getting to the truth of the matter in divorce proceedings can be tricky and requires many tools to help a judge make a concrete decision. One of those critical pieces to the puzzle is a divorce deposition.   What is a Divorce Deposition?  In …
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Can You Modify a Parenting Plan Without Going to Court?

Whether you’re moving out of state or having a long-term change in your work schedule, you might wonder if you can modify a parenting plan without going to court. In Ohio, a shared parenting plan is always subject to modification. Since a parenting agreement is designed with the children’s best interests in mind, it is …
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What rights do fathers have if not on the birth certificate

What Rights Do Fathers Have if They’re Not on the Birth Certificate?

In the U.S., a birth certificate is a critical document used to prove citizenship, access a passport, get a driver’s license, or get married. The information on a birth certificate must be accurate and is legally binding. So, what does it mean if both parents’ names aren’t on a birth certificate? What rights do fathers …
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do prenups make couples more likely to divorce

Are Couples with Prenups More Likely to Divorce?

When you’re in wedding planning mode, divorce is the last thing on your mind. And rightfully so! However, if you and your future spouse are having conversations about a prenuptial agreement, you might have some negative feelings.  It can be easy to assume your significant other is doubting your relationship if they bring up the …
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