Spousal Support

What Are the Rights and Benefits of Former Military Spouses?

Posted Date:March 5, 2015 | Categories: ,

Benefits of Former Military Spouses

Divorce is a stressful and complicated time for anyone, but it can be a particularly trying experience for military spouses, who are often stationed far away from their friends and loved ones while facing divorce proceedings. Military divorces pose unique issues. Many spouses divorcing a service member are concerned about whether the benefits they enjoy as military spouses will continue after their divorce.

The law typically allows for a military divorce to be filed in the state where either the husband or wife has legal residence. This generally means that the person who started the divorce files in the state where he or she is a resident. It’s important to bear in mind that the state where a military member resides has the ability to divide the military pension in a divorce. Therefore, if you file for divorce in a state that isn’t the state of residence of the military member, then the court may not be able to divide the pension.

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Tips for Preparing for a High Net Worth Divorce in Ohio

Posted Date:February 24, 2015 | Categories: ,

High Net Worth Divorce in Ohio

Divorce is often a delicate and painful issue for all involved. If one or both parties in a divorce have a high net worth, dividing the marital estate can be even more complicated. It’s not uncommon for high net worth individuals to feel overwhelmed during the divorce process because there is so much at stake and emotions are running high.

High net worth divorce cases require more expertise than typical divorce cases because there may be an ownership interest in a business, an extensive investment portfolio, inheritances, or other complications. High net worth divorce attorneys must work closely with accountants, actuaries, business appraisers, and real estate appraisers to assess your case and provide an objective analysis.

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Protecting Your Inheritance from Divorce

Posted Date:January 13, 2015 | Categories: ,

Inheritance from Divorce

Filing for divorce is never simple, especially when it comes to dividing marital assets.  Many are especially fearful of receiving any type of inheritance before or during the marriage.   Inheritance can take the form of a large cash payment, a house, or even a vehicle.  The way divorce attorneys and courts will treat these types of assets during divorce proceedings depends on how they were treated when received.  Rather than fret whether or not the funds can be included in the marital assets, review your presumed marital assets and individual assets with a divorce attorney in Columbus, Ohio. 

Marital property and individual property are treated differently in divorce, and thus must be accurately accounted for before dividing the assets.  Martial property is that which is acquired during the course of the marriage for the benefit of both spouses.  This can include vacation homes, marital homes, and any other property or asset purchased with joint funds.  Individual property includes the items owned by one spouse before the marriage, like a property purchased with individual funds before the marriage began, or any gifts given to one spouse and not the other.  Inheritance can fall into this category of individual property, as long as the inheriting spouse keeps the funds separate and doesn’t co-mingle the funds with marital funds. 

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Spousal Support: What You Need to Know Before Getting a Divorce

Posted Date:June 30, 2014 | Categories:

Spousal Support and Divorce

If you’re getting a divorce in Ohio, you or your spouse may be entitled to spousal support. Spousal support is money paid by one spouse to the other either during or after the divorce process. Spousal support used to be known as alimony. The court awards spousal support to maintain a standard of living that both spouses were accustomed to during the marriage. Either spouse can be ordered by the court to pay spousal support to the other, as it is based on income rather than gender.

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Divorce Attorney in Columbus, Ohio

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Having to go through a divorce can be a very stressful and overwhelming process; however, with the right lawyer guiding you along the way, the process can be much more comfortable.  To assist you in selecting the right lawyer for you and your specific case, consider these 5 tips:

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Our New Approach to Blogging

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This month marks a new approach to our Blog and we will be adding new material every week.  Our first blog in June will provide tips on finding the right divorce attorney in Central Ohio.  We will also provide information on uncontested divorces, how to determine business valuations and what you need to know about Spousal Support (formerly called Alimony) when getting divorced.   Every week, we will try to provide you with important information that can give you guidance in family law situations that you may encounter.

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