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How does divorce work when one parent stays at home?

Divorce can seem complicated enough when both spouses work, but what if one spouse is a stay-at-home parent? Whether a parent works or is the stay-at-home spouse, he or she may be wondering how it can be financially possible to divorce and if the court would give a custody advantage to the stay-at-home parent.

Can I keep something that was my spouse's before our marriage?

Ohio is an equitable distribution state, meaning that assets each spouse gathered during the marriage are marital except in cases of a prenuptial agreement stating otherwise or in some cases of financial misconduct. Assets such as inheritances or property that one spouse owned before the marriage may also be exempt from marital property.

3 tips for getting through a same-sex divorce

It was a long road to legalizing same-sex marriage, and you took part in the benefits in the past few years. Unfortunately, not all gay couples live happily ever after. If you are experiencing difficulties in your marriage and are considering splitting up, you may have a lot of concerns. 

Co-parenting a child who is in college

When children head off to college, your co-parenting arrangement is likely to change in the sense that the children have more say and independence in what they do. Also, you no longer have the ability to go to court to force a parenting plan modification, at least for that specific child.

Divorce: Recognizing the signs of PAS to protect your kids

When couples in Ohio who have kids divorce, the effects often bring about changes to their relationships that ultimately damage the family dynamic. Change is an unavoidable aspect that affects everyone's relationship with each other. If you are going through a legal separation and want to minimize its effects on your kids, it is important for you to not interfere with their relationship with the other parent. 

How does divorce affect your taxes?

As if divorce does not come with enough worries, taxes are yet another consequence you have to consider. You may wonder how you should file, especially if your divorce will not be final for months. Or perhaps your divorce is already over and you do not know how to file due to the recent changes.

What is a parenting plan?

Divorce proceedings concerning children have changed much since your parents got divorced long ago. Joint custody and preservation of parental rights for both parents are the primary goals of the court.

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