The state of Ohio allows for no-fault divorces. Under the law, there are only two factors that are necessarily required for a couple to be eligible for a divorce: 1) At least one spouse must allege ‘irreconcilable differences’ and 2) the couple must meet the Ohio’s residency requirements. That being said, you should not be fooled. An Ohio divorce is by no means a simple and easy process.
Completely untangling your life from a spouse, particularly if you have children or shared assets, is, by nature, extremely complicated. You should not go through this legal process alone. Our Northeast Ohio divorce lawyers can help you navigate all aspects of your divorce. We want to protect your parental rights, your rights to a fair share of the assets, and your relationship with your family.
If you have children, you need to protect their well-being throughout your divorce. While divorce can be difficult for children, there are many things that you can do to make the process easier for them. Of course, you should never blame your children for marital problems, or put them in between you and your spouse. From a legal perspective, you need to work with your lawyer to ensure that your child custody and child support rights are also fully respected.
After issues involving children, asset division is the second most contentious issue in most Ohio divorce cases. Assets can be difficult to divide both because of their value and, in some cases, their sentimentality. Once again, you need to get to work with your lawyer, so that they can make sure that you get your fair share of the assets under Ohio’s equitable distribution rules. In Ohio, marital assets should always be divided in a ‘fair’ manner.
It is also imperative that you consider the process by which your divorce will proceed, e.g., mediation. This includes thinking about how key issues will be resolved. When possible, it is generally best to try to resolve issues using collaborative solutions. For example, you may wish to go through divorce mediation with your spouse. With your attorney by your side, mediation may facilitate considerable progress.
Lastly, it is always necessary to keep logistical issues in mind. For example, you should know where each spouse is going to live during the divorce process itself, and after the divorce is finalized. Additionally, you should consider how added living expenses and any other extra expenses will be paid.
At Kryszak & Associates, Co., LPA, our compassionate family law attorneys have extensive experience handling complex divorce cases. To request a fully confidential review of your case, please call our offices today at 440-934-5330 or 1-888-934-5330. We serve family law clients throughout Northeast Ohio, including in Lorain, Sheffield, North Ridgeville and Elyria.
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