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Family law: what are some benefits to postnuptial agreements?

While they certainly aren't romantic, prenuptial agreements are practical. They address the realistic possibility that one's marriage might not last and, should the couple divorce, they can make the divorce process run smoother as many important issues have already been agreed upon.

Family law encompasses a wide variety of issues

Some people in Ohio may think that attorneys who practice in family law only deal with divorces. They may be surprised to hear then that family law actually encompasses a wide variety of issues. Establishing paternity, establishing child custody and child support for unmarried parents, adoptions, legal separation and obtaining protection in instances of domestic abuse all fall under the umbrella of family law.

Ohio couples looking to wed may also want to look at prenups

With all the romance weddings bring, it can be easy to have your head in the clouds, especially when you start to envision your future life with your partner. If this is the case, it may come as somewhat of a shock if your partner suggests entering into a prenuptial agreement before the wedding day arrives. After all, prenuptial agreements address the possibility of divorce, something that may seem unlikely at the time. However, the fact of the matter is that not every marriage is meant to last, so it is best for couples in Dublin, and elsewhere, to be prepared.

Legal separation may be preferred to divorce for some in Ohio

While every marriage has its ups and downs, sometimes arguments become so constant and unyielding that the core of the marriage begins to crumble. When spouses feel like they simply can no longer continue living as a married couple, they may think their only option is divorce. However, there are situations in which couples in Ohio who are facing a failing marriage may choose a legal separation rather than divorce.

How is property divided when spouses in Ohio divorce?

In Ohio, when a couple is going through a divorce, they will need to divide their marital property. Who gets the house? Who gets the automobile? What about furniture, appliances and electronics? Property division issues can be emotionally charged, so it is important that any decisions made are fair.

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