People often identify getting a divorce as the single most stressful situation they have ever gone through in their lives. The divorce process is often emotionally wrought, stressful, and complicated. Trying to separate one combined life back into two is an incredibly complex process, but if you live in the Westlake, Ohio area, you do not have to go through this process alone. At Kryszak & Associates, our office has years of combined experience navigating the Ohio divorce process on behalf of our clients. Call the office or contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.
Depending on the specific facts of your case, there are a number of significant issues that must be resolved before you and your spouse are finally divorced. Some of the most common divorce matters include the following concerns:
Ohio is an equitable distribution state when it comes to the division of property. This means that all marital property, including both assets and debts, are split equitably but not necessarily equally among spouses. Separate property brought into the marriage by each spouse stays with that spouse after divorce. Depending on the facts of your case, you could be entitled to a greater portion of marital assets than your spouse.
Another significant issue is the allocation of spousal support, otherwise known as alimony. Tax laws have changed that drastically affected the incentives for spousal support, which now makes it less likely that the higher-earning spouse will want to pay alimony to the lesser earning spouse in the marriage. Regardless of what side of the table you find yourself on, our attorneys can help negotiate these new issues involving alimony.
One of the most emotionally and psychologically stressful decisions in a divorce involves determining child custody and visitation. This includes decisions about whether the child should be placed in sole or joint custody, who the custodial parent will be, and what the visitation schedule will look like for the noncustodial parent. The parents can come to an agreement on their own, or the court will decide based on what it determines is in the best interests of the child.
Child support is mostly dictated by a set formula in Ohio law, but a number of factors can impact how much or little your child receives in support from the noncustodial parent. This support is different than alimony payments and is used to maintain a consistent standard of living for your child regardless of which parent the child is staying with. If you believe that you are paying too much or receiving too little in child support from your former spouse, our office can help.
If you are considering a divorce in the Westlake area, call or contact the knowledgeable divorce attorneys at Kryszak & Associates today. Schedule a consultation to discuss the particulars of your case and learn more about our wide range of legal services for our clients pursuing a divorce in Ohio.
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