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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Divorce is hard on children. The way custody arrangements are set up can help make it a little easier for them to deal with how their family dynamic is changing. At some point, Ohio family law courts may even allow them to have a say in terms of who they want to live with.
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.
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.