When Ohio spouses decide to end their marriages, they often encounter challenges regarding financial issues, including alimony. Many people throughout the state pay spousal support when they divorce. New tax laws enacted for 2019 have tax implications for those who pay or receive this type of support.
Many married couples in Ohio and elsewhere will decide to end their marriages before this year is over. There is definitely no single reason for divorce because every couple's relationship is unique to their own personalities and circumstances. While individual circumstances typically vary, one thing many spouses have in common is their desire to avoid a trial.
All good parents in Ohio and beyond have their children's best interests in mind. When parents decide to divorce, it not only affects the two spouses involved but also their children. Parents can help their kids come to terms with their situation in as healthy manner as possible by keeping several practical ideas in mind.
Money issues can be a major source of stress within a marriage. This may especially be the case when the two spouses are coming from very different places when it comes to finances.
Separating from your spouse is a complicated and taxing process, especially when you start to get into the financial aspect of it. Understanding that debt and divorce go hand in hand, and why they do, can help you do your best to avoid winding up in the same position. The team at O'Keefe Family Law wants to provide you with a few of the reasons that this happens so that you can do your best to keep it from happening to you.
Worrying about how children will handle a divorce goes beyond the younger ages that are often talked about. While preparing small children for a divorce is something that needs to be talked about often, it's just as serious to prepare for how divorce will affect children that are now adults.
Many people think there's no way to get a prenup after they're married, but postnuptial agreements in the U.S. actually started being more common and enforceable after the 1970s. Whether you simply didn't get around to your prenup before your wedding or you didn't think you needed one and want it now, O'Keefe Family Law can help you get your postnup today. Here's what you need to know.
Getting a prenuptial agreement - commonly called a prenup - isn't entirely void of romance and love like many people think. While it can be awkward to bring up during your engagement, it's wise to do so. Nobody goes into marriage planning on divorce, and yet 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. You can save yourself some headaches, anxiety, and money down the road if you go ahead and get your prenuptial agreement taken care of. It'll also help you and your significant other start effectively having hard conversations about finances and other topics. Ultimately, it's up to you and your partner if a prenup is right for you.
We've all seen the movies or read the articles of nasty divorces that seem to leave the divorcee with empty bank accounts and lots of anxiety and stress. As you move forward with your divorce, you've probably heard of "mediation" and wondered if it was the route for you. To start, let's discuss what mediation is and what it isn't.