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Category Archives: Divorce

Dissolution vs. Divorce in Ohio: What Are the Pros and Cons?

Married couples in Ohio who are considering a breakup have two legal options: divorce or dissolution. While both result in ending the marriage, the processes are very different. There are benefits and drawbacks to each, which depend on the particular circumstances of the couple involved. Dissolution is a more amicable, less time-consuming and less expensive […]

What Are Distributive Awards in Ohio Divorces?

Dividing property in a divorce — which is formally known as equitable distribution — generally applies only to marital property, which means assets acquired by either spouse during the marriage. However, there are circumstances when an Ohio court may order transfer of separately owned property from one spouse to the other. This is called a […]

Ohio Bill Would Create Presumption in Favor of Equal Shared Parenting

Traditionally, divorce courts have favored granting child custody to only one parent, giving them most of the parenting time with their children and, often, exclusive right to make decisions for the children, leaving the other parent with only scheduled visitations. The result is often that the children fail to maintain close relationships with the non-custodial […]

Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic […]