It may seem that with the high number of divorces that pass through American courts each year the same issues might be rehashed and concluded with the same outcomes. This could not be farther from the truth. While two different Ohio couples, for example, may both have property and custody matters to resolve when they elect to end their marriages, how they choose to do so and the factors that may influence their outcomes are unique to their own lives.
When an Ohio court is asked to end a legal marriage, the parties to the divorce proceedings are asked to provide a reason for their desire to terminate their union. In Ohio, individuals can claim grounds for divorce based on fault and no-fault rationales. This post will discuss some of the grounds for divorce available under state law but readers should consult with their own attorneys about their individual legal cases.
Each of the 50 states have their own rules regarding prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Many will permit couples to enter into a postnuptial agreement and will legally recognize such. However, the state of Ohio does not.
Divorce is one of the most-stressful situations a person can go through. Between the emotional, financial, and interpersonal tribulations, it's important to have experienced guidance. Whether yours is a standard, uncontested matter or a contested complex situation, Gillespie Law, LLC, is prepared to be of assistance.
Sometimes when a couple in Dublin decides to end their marriage, both parties want to get the matter over with as quickly as possible. However, it is important to take the time to carefully address all divorce legal issues, particularly financial issues. This is because the outcome of the property division process and any award of spousal support can last for the rest of a person's life. Therefore, it is in one's best interests to make sure they understand the decisions they are making when it comes to spousal support the division of assets and debts in a divorce.
Alimony, today also commonly called spousal support, can be an important issue for many divorcing couples in Ohio. Many people harbor misconceptions about this provision gleaned from popular culture or their own friends and family.
When a person in Ohio is going through a divorce, they may be very worried about how their property will be divided between them and their ex. And, while property obtained during the course of the marriage is, in general, subject to property division, property that is deemed separate will not be subject to property division, and will be retained by the spouse who owns it.
It used to be that divorce was taboo. People in Ohio may have stayed in unhappy marriages due to the social stigma of divorce, and if they did divorce, the situation was hushed up. However, according to a recent Gallup poll, the number of adults in the nation who stated that divorce is "morally acceptable," is on the upswing, at 73 percent.
The end of a marriage for spouses over 50-years-old, known as gray divorce, can be financially costly although it does not usually involve child support disputes. These can upset financial planning for retirement by splitting the couple's savings and other assets, accumulated over many years, in half.
Last week we touched on some of the many benefits and reasons to consider creating a prenuptial agreement, often called a prenup, prior to a marriage. The benefits are vast. Although a prenup can be created and become valid without the advice or help of a legal professional, there are certain things that a prenuptial agreement cannot contain. Failing to abide by the law may render certain parts of the prenup invalid, or could void the entire document.