Tagged: Divorce

Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live With?

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There’s no question about it, in a divorce, dissolution, or when parents decide to live separately, one of the most difficult issues is where the children will live. When your children have been living with you full time, it’s hard to adjust to the idea that they might soon be spending most of their time […]

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Difference Between Divorce and Dissolution

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What do you do when you want to legally end your marriage? If your instinctive answer was “file for divorce,” you’re right — mostly. You may have heard the term “dissolution of marriage” and assumed it was simply another way of saying “divorce.” But in Ohio, divorce and dissolution have two distinct meanings. If you’re […]

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Changing Beneficiaries After Divorce or Dissolution in Ohio

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Congratulations: your divorce or dissolution is final. After months of negotiating back and forth over details large and small, you can finally put the legal documents aside and look toward the future. Well, you can as soon as you are done updating your estate plan and changing beneficiaries on trusts, retirement plans, insurance, investments and […]

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How Are Retirement Accounts Divided in Divorce?

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Dividing assets in a divorce or dissolution is often challenging. Sometimes the issue is that both spouses want an item that is unique or has sentimental value. Other times, there may be a question about whether an asset is marital property that is subject to division in divorce, or separate property that belongs to one […]

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Back to School (As Co-Parents)

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An office supply store runs an annual back-to-school commercial with parents singing about it being “the most wonderful time of the year.” But if you are sharing custody with your child’s other parent after divorce or separation, you may be dreading the back-to-school season as much as your kids are. Summer is the season of […]

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