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Paying child support on time is critical to your custody case

You probably weren't expecting to be served with divorce paperwork. In a single day, your life can go from normal to completely unrecognizable. Instead of going home to your spouse and children, suddenly you're looking for a place to stay, seeing your kids on the weekends and facing the prospect of paying child support.

Are you overlooking this important act post divorce?

As a married individual, you may have created a will with your spouse, leaving all of your assets and real estate to your surviving spouse in the event of your death. You may have also opted to craft an additional estate planning tool referred to as a trust, possibly to bypass the probate process in order to save time and money or take advantage of certain tax benefits.

How is a 401k divided in an Ohio divorce?

Getting divorced is never easy, even for couples that have not been happy in their marriage for quite some time. Divorce can be extensive, emotional, stressful and downright nasty in some instances. When it comes to dividing property, many divorcing couples wonder how property is divided, including a 401k. So, how is a 401k divided in an Ohio divorce?

Non-marital property division issues in Ohio

Not every couple out there that breaks up does so using divorce. There are plenty of couples that live together, but never got married. Even without marriage, the couple still might have plenty of property they need to divide once they split. For non-married couples looking to divide property in Ohio, here are some answers.

Keeping the child's best interests in mind during divorce

One of the most important aspects of a divorce has to be the children. Children, especially young ones, can be emotionally scarred by a divorce as it is. Add in a child custody battle, and the children could be traumatized for life if it gets nasty. Parents must always keep the child's best interests in mind during a divorce.

How to cope with divorce during the winter months

There's no secret that the winter months can be brutal for a lot of people because of the lack of sun and the gloomy skies. But, it can also be rough for married couples. The University of Washington found that divorce filings pick up in January and peak by March. They peak again in August before dropping drastically in the fall months. Here are some tips on how to cope with divorce during the winter months.

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