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Ohio family law: Divorce can get ugly

When a marriage comes to an end, it is normal to want the divorce process to be quick, painless and peaceful. Some Ohio couples are able to accomplish that while others are not. Divorce can get ugly for some couples -- it is just a fact of life. Regardless if one's dissolution is amicable or a mess, a family law attorney can help one through it.

Ohio family law: Who sets child custody terms?

Every year, numerous couples in Ohio choose to end their marriages. When they have children, figuring out child custody arrangements can be difficult. At the end of the day, it is all about determining what is best for their kids. Sometimes, parents can figure that out on their own, and sometimes, the issue has to be settled in court. Either way, each parent can turn to a family law attorney for assistance fighting for a custody agreement that they feel serves their children's best interests.

Unhappy with the state-calculated child support amount?

Not everyone leaves their marriage with divorce terms with which they are truly satisfied -- particularly when it comes to money matters. Child support is one of those things that parents in Ohio and elsewhere tend to fight over. The state offers a basic calculation for child support that is used to find how much the support providing parent needs to pay. If you are unhappy with that base amount, you may be able to negotiate for more or less, depending on your circumstances and the needs of your children.

Ohio family law: When your ex won't follow the divorce agreement

A divorce agreement is a legally binding contract. Once signed, both parties are expected to live up to the terms; in fact, it typically is included in and survives the judgment of divorce. Unfortunately, some people in Ohio and elsewhere find that their exes will not abide by the settlement contract. When that happens, a family law attorney may be able to help with term enforcement. This type of issue is currently being seen in the Terry and Linda Bollea divorce case.

Ohio family law: Is filing for divorce the right move?

When a relationship is in a rocky place, it can be difficult to see how it could possibly get any better. Not all marriages work out, but that does not mean divorce is the only answer when dealing with a struggling relationship. How can Ohio residents be sure divorce is the right move? How can a family law attorney help those who are considering ending their marriages?

Ohio family law: How to live with an ex

Every year, numerous Ohio couples choose to end their marriages. While many move out of the shared home and move on with their lives right away, there are others who continue living together until their divorces are finalized or well after that has occurred. Living with an ex is not necessarily easy, but sometimes, it is a necessity. With the assistance of a family law attorney, ground rules can be set to make the situation more manageable.

Ohio family law: Out-of-state child support issues

Sometimes after divorce -- whether for work, new relationships, the need for support or the need to start over -- some people relocate out of state. If these individuals are ordered to pay child support or have orders to receive it, they may have questions about how an out-of-state move will affect those orders. The truth is, all states are required to uphold family law orders, even if they were granted in another state. So, child support orders issued in Ohio or elsewhere will still stand regardless of where each parent lives now or in the future.

Family law topic: Ideas to help kids cope with divorce

There are no set instructions for raising children. One Ohio family's needs may be quite different than another. However, when it comes to family law issues, such as divorce, there are certain practical ideas that are applicable in most situations that can help children come to terms with divorce and adapt to their new lifestyles in a healthy manner. 

Ohio family law: Protecting your business in the event of divorce

A good number of men and women in Ohio own their own companies. The last thing they want is for something to tear their businesses apart. Unfortunately, the one thing that may end up doing just that is their marriages. The sad reality is, not all marriages make it. If, with the assistance of a family law attorney, the proper steps are not taken to protect one's business, it may not survive the divorce process.

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