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Divorcing couples: Keep in mind these tax considerations

One of the most difficult factors involved in the termination of a marriage is property division. Distributing marital property and assets that have been accumulated throughout years of marriage can often seem overwhelming, as people may develop emotional ties to their things. There are, however, some important factors to keep in mind when determining who gets what in the final divorce settlement. One of these issues involves taxes, and how division of property may affect a person’s taxes. If people do not plan properly, they may be surprised with unexpected tax consequences that could have a major impact on their finances.

Establishing a parenting plan

When families separate in an Ohio divorce, children are often left to the mercy of their parents and the court to determine where they should reside. Although emotional and financial support from both parents is ideal, primary custody may be awarded to one parent. This means that the child will legally reside with the custodial parent, but has visitation with the non-custodial parent. In some cases, couples share custody, and the child spends equal amounts of time with both parents. Whatever the case may be, a parenting plan is established distinguishing where the child goes and when. At Hartley Law Office, LLC, we understand that this process can be emotional, but a parenting plan must be created with the child’s best interests in mind.

How do Ohio courts divide assets?

When your marriage begins to dissolve and divorce is on the horizon, you may begin to wonder how the assets you and your spouse have accumulated throughout the years will be divided. Whether you have been married for one year or 20, things can get complicated when you begin separating property and assigning ownership. In order to prepare for your mediation or court case, it is a good idea to gain a better understanding of how Ohio courts divide assets.

Your spouse's military benefits don't all end with divorce

When you get a call from your commanding officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, you can't refuse it. Those orders could take you away from your family in the middle of the night, they could send you out of the state and could leave your spouse and children (if any) on their own for days, weeks or months, and sometimes longer. Living under those conditions could cause your marriage to break down.

What are the legal requirements for paternity?

If you are the father of a child born out of wedlock in Ohio, establishing paternity is the only way to legally define your relationship with your son or daughter and is one of the most important steps for ensuring that you have parenting rights. Acknowledging that you are the child’s father opens the door to pursuing visitation, custody or other rights as a parent.

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