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July 2017 Archives

Why should I consider using a forensic accountant in my divorce?

When you are getting a divorce in Ohio, it is important to have a clear understanding of your financial situation. If you have not been handling the money or if you are not aware of every account you and your spouse have, then you may need some assistance. Financial experts, called forensic accountants, can suss out financial information you may not have been aware of. According to Forbes, the use of forensic accountants is very common in high asset divorce situations.

What is the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act?

If you are involved in a military divorce in Ohio, then you should know and understand the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act. The USFSPA, according to Defense Finance and Accounting Services, gives you the right as a spouse of a military personnel the chance to be awarded a portion of your spouse's military retired pay in your divorce settlement.

How should long-distance child visitation be handled?

If you have to move out of state and are a non-custodial parent, then you may have concerns about seeing your children. The state of Ohio has no set rules on relocation and visitation because each case is unique and treated that way. The court will generally not get involved unless you and the other parent cannot agree to the move and the terms of visitation, according to the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Protect your visitation rights while serving in the military

Much gratitude is owed to those who serve in our nation's military. Truly, these people often make great personal sacrifices to carry out their duties. If you are currently serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, you likely understand that military service members often face everyday family problems, just like everyone else. In fact, many military members in Ohio have faced serious child custody and visitation problems during deployments and/or transfers causing much worry and anxiety on top of their regular (often stressful) military missions.

Working through stressful custody issues

As the parent of a child, any number of concerns may arise, from paying or receiving child support to taking your child to school. However, custody can be an incredibly overwhelming issue to work through, especially for parents who already have anxiety due to divorce. Hartley Law Office understands how upsetting these matters can be for parents in Dayton, and in cities across the entire state of Ohio. However, it is essential for you to remain focused.

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