Are You Prepared To Make Divorce Decisions That Matter The Most?
In Ohio, you can terminate a marriage either by divorce or by marital dissolution. Either way, you must make critical decisions that will impact your life for many years to come. These include choices about:
- How to allocate parenting time
- How to divide assets and debts
- How much alimony should be paid
- How to maintain your child’s lifestyle
Because the ramifications of your choices are so significant, it is wise to obtain skilled and caring counsel from a lawyer who knows you, who knows the local courts and who knows how to protect your interests.
With more than a decade of experience in Butler County, attorney Kristen L. Campbell can guide you through the process and stand up for your rights. Call her Hamilton law office to schedule an initial consultation at 513-895-0030.
Attorney Campbell believes that preparation is key. For this reason, she will work hard to gather all relevant information and make sure you are educated about all of your options. She represents clients from all walks of life, including military personnel and their families.
Understanding The Divorce Process In Ohio
To file for divorce, one party must allege statutory grounds. No-fault grounds for divorce include:
- Alleging that the parties have lived separate and apart for one year (or more)
- Alleging that the parties are incompatible and neither party denies the incompatibility
Fault allegations can include adultery, extreme cruelty, neglect of duty and a number of others.
To begin the divorce process, you must file a complaint for divorce with the court and have paperwork served upon the other party. Your spouse will then file a response, if he or she intends to participate in the process.
Once the answer is filed, the court determines what issues need to be resolved. In many cases, the parties are able to amicably resolve some if not all the issues through mediation. If any issues remain unresolved, the court will hold a trial and listen to evidence in order to make a decision.
How Does Property Division Work In Ohio?
Ohio is an equitable division state. This means that all marital assets and debts must be divided fairly during the divorce or dissolution process.
At the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, LLC, we assist clients throughout Butler County with property division matters. Our attorney takes pride in meticulously preparing each case and educating clients about their options. You can count on her to explain everything you need to know to safeguard your financial interests. Call us today to set up an initial consultation at 513-895-0030.
Our Hamilton, Ohio, law firm assists clients with the equitable division of:
- The marital home
- Cars, boats and other vehicles
- 401(k)s, IRAs, pensions and other retirement assets
- Credit card debts and other liabilities
Not Everything Is Up For Grabs
Even if your spouse thinks that he or she is entitled to part of everything, that may not be the case. We can help you trace certain assets and determine if they should be considered separate property. You may have the sole right to it if:
- You owned it prior to getting married.
- You received it as a gift or inherited it.
- You purchased it with premarital funds.
Do You Believe Your Spouse May Be Hiding Assets?
If you are concerned about the possibility of hidden assets, we can conduct a thorough discovery, which includes looking at bank records and credit card statements. If necessary, we retain forensic accountants and other financial experts to trace the other party’s expenditures or uncover concealed information.
Talk To Our Lawyer Today
From our Hamilton office, we serve clients in West Chester, Fairfield and beyond. Arrange an initial consultation by calling us at 513-895-0030. You can also reach the Law Office of Kristen L. Campbell, LLC, by email.