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Ohio family law: Everything you need to know about child support

When divorcing or separating from one's significant other and children are involved, one party will likely have to pay child support. It is generally how it goes. Ohio family law courts just want not make sure children have the financial support they need to be taken care of. Unfortunately, the child support issue can be a bit confusing. This column will address the basics of how child support works in Ohio.

Let a family law attorney help with your gray divorce

Many older couples are choosing to end their marriages right before or during their retirement years. There are a number of reasons for this, but some believe many who do this just want to live out their retirement years without being tied down in unhappy marriages. Whatever the reason, Ohio residents who file for divorce later in life may want an experienced family law attorney at their sides to help them through the process.

Ohio family law: The collaborative divorce

If you are one of the many Ohio residents who is looking into getting a divorce this year or in the near future, you likely have some questions about your options for completing the process. The good news is, you do have options. There are several ways to finalize your divorce. Collaborative divorce, for example, is an option for those couples who want to keep family law issues private and out of court.

Ohio family law: Winning at divorce, is that possible?

When a marriage fails, it is easy to feel like a loser. Relationship failure is difficult to get over. The truth is, one shouldn't feel that way. Not all marriages work out and it takes guts to admit that and take the steps necessary to move on. An experienced family law attorney can assist Ohio residents achieve fair and balanced divorce settlements so that they can move on with their lives.

Family law: When women make more money than men

In traditional relationships, husbands most often make more money than their wives. It has been this way for a long time. However, in Ohio and elsewhere things are changing. More women are starting to make more money than their husbands. This has changed their relationships and changed how family law settlements are drafted if a couple ends up getting divorced.

Ohio family law: Child support and being honest about income

Ever hear the phrase honesty is the best policy? That is true for most aspects of one's life. Lying can have significant consequences. For example, in the family law world in Ohio or elsewhere, lying about income to get a lower child support obligation can hurt one's children and cause one to face criminal consequences.

Ohio family law: Protect personal data during the divorce process

Thanks to device-syncing technology, many couples in Ohio and elsewhere own phones, tablets and computers that share personal information, such as user names and passwords, with each other. When going through the divorce process, this technology has made it easier for spouses to access each other's accounts and use information contained within against each other. In a recent article published by CNBC, family law attorneys suggest un-syncing devices and changing passwords in order to keep personal information protected during and after a divorce. 

Ohio family law: Think twice before posting to social media

Social media is a part of everyday life for most people. Numerous Ohio residents turn to sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to share details of their lives with family, friends and strangers. While these sites grant people connections with others, what one posts on social media can have severe consequences if one is not careful. A woman in another state found this out the hard way when she aired her family law issue on Facebook in a way that some found offensive and cruel.

Ohio family law: Lessons from the Jolie-Pitt custody case

Trying to figure out child custody arrangements when in the midst of dissolving one's marriage can be a challenge. Two parents can have widely different ideas on what they think is best for their children. When all is said and done, family law courts in Ohio and elsewhere understand that the child custody issue is not a one and done kind of thing. Modifications to initial custody plans may be necessary and have the ability to benefit everyone involved.

Family law approach to divorce can affect timeline

Divorce: an issue that will strike numerous Ohio couples this year. When it does, it is understandable that both parties would want to get it over as quickly as humanly possible. Is there such a thing as a swift divorce? At the end of the day, the family law approach taken to address the matter can affect the divorce timeline. 

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